Keep reading for details of the goals I have achieved, I am gonna cover details of my cycling frst.
Phew, I was only cycling for 2 days but I put myself though the ringer !!
Thursday morning I kept it to a minimum of 6.5 miles, my legs felt weird, not hard work, just strange.
What I did do however, was “ride it like I stole it”, It was my first day back cycling after 2 weeks of 35degree heat and I was battling a head wind, loads of rain and it was about 12 degrees.
I was gonna get close to my PB today. No not because I was super focused, because I was bloody freezing and wanted to get ino the warm office ASAP. I arrived at work with a average speed of 16.9Mph soaked, freezing and glad I was back in the warmth, isnt June summer any more ?
I was greeted by this when I got to work:
Sooooo its better than what we had but the main issue we had was the fact that we didnt have enough spaces before, this has only given 2 more spaces, so while I admit it is much better, we just need 2 or 3 more now !
Thrsday evening I decided to ride a hill I have been scared of since I started cycling and have alway avoided.
I HATE hills, I dont enjoy them like I do sprinting !
I dont attack them like I do when I sprint so did I conquer it ? HELL NO ! did I make it to the top not half dead ? YUP ! I was happy with that.
Friday, feeling strong I added a few extra miles on and did 11.5 miles before I got to work, I also took in a couple of repeats of Lancy Hill in Stockport (Lancashire Hill) . With a 15mph average I was happy enough.
Friday evening I took in the same hill I had done on Thrsday evening and finished the day on 20 miles with an average of 14.5 mph and a total elevation gain of just under 1000ft.
Not a bad reintroduction to cycling of the break I had.
OK OK Those goals !!!
A goal that meant more than most of the others was achieved almost 3 weeks ago !
In my original goal list I stated
Goal: To be able to fit into an airline seat without the need for a “Fat boy” belt extender!
As we boarded the Monarch A300 – a 380 seat pane (No not an Airbus A380, I wish) it became clear that we had been seated in the very back row – Excellent I thought, you get so much more sensation at the back ! . I wanted to enjoy every second of this 4 hour flight, I always liked to fly but was always so big that I couldnt ENJOY it !
Sitting down I was suprized at just how comfortable I was in the seat vs how bad It used to be when I flew, I got the belt and was preying to myself “please fit , please fit , please fit” but it didnt, it was MILES too small, I was GUTTED.
“How can something that small, ever fit me ?”
However thats not the end of this tale because in my nervous excitement I had totaly forgot that the belt was set to its smallest size and that even my kids would have had issues making fit LOL
So I recomposed myself and extented it to the maximum size and BOOM it fit !!!!!!! Well thats not true , it was now too big !!! so I made it a little smaller, grinning like an idiot and sat back and enjoyed the 4 hour flght. I kept the belt on all the way….Just because I could LOL. Unfortunately I didnt get a picture, there would have been 379 people looking at me thinking WTF !!!!!
GOAL ACHIEVED !!!!
Goal No 2: To take a vacation and not gain any weight.
It was never gonna be an easy this one as the holiday was 14 nights, all inclusive but I took my workout stuff and promised myself to get to the gym….that was issue number 1 , I couldnt find the gym in the hotel, when I thought I had found it and went back the next day, it wasnt the gy. I did however swim every single day and took many long walks but by th 10th day I was convinced that I had gained weight, so much so that I said to myself 2anything under a 6 lbs gain and I will be happy”, I hadnt eaten great, nor had I been very good with drinks, upon getting back home I dragged our 90kg of luggage out of the car, checked the post and then sprinted upstairs to get my fat arse on the scales !!!!!
TICK TICK TICK TICK -” COME on will you and just bloody tell me what it is” !!!!!!, Like a demented foot I screamed to the scales.
Then BOOM !!!!! …..I was scared to look “I cant look” I said to myself, peering down I saw the following !
MNUS 1 LBS !!!!!!
“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Thats wrong” I said
I jumped off and back on, -1lbs, I got on and off, Minus 1lbs, I did this twice more,In total I weighed myself 5 times and it kept saying MINUS ONE POUND !!!!!! . Guess it was right then !
GOAL ACHEVED !!!!
You can now view my goal list on the following link:
Well well well, 2 goals (Get the picture link ? GOALS ?, Never mind) I didnt think i’d get till my next vacation ! Guess I am getting better at this losing weight thing !
You only get once chance at life and thankfully I learnt that before it was too late (Just) !
Keep tuned as on either Tuesday or Wednesday I will upload footage of the 2009 Manchester Be Proud awards where I collected the “Sporting Achievement” Award.
I am also writing what I hope will turn out to be a informative and funny review of Turkey, if like us you have never been and are considering a visit it will be a MUST READ, it is gonna take me a while though, so if your going tomorrow I cant help, sorry 🙂