So Today I have turned the Big 30 !!!!!!
Scary …..Not because I feel old, but its scary because, if the truth be told, didn’t actually think I would make it this far………..
A little over 2 year’s years ago, when I decided to choose to change, I was a dead man “Waddling”….. Yup, I wasnt even “Walking”
By the way, its NEVER too late, I cant remember “Walking, Normally” , However a few colleagues have, recently, mentioned just how “normal” I’m now walking, Even after a loss of 18 stone, I still couldn’t stand up straight, due to the all the force that used to be on my back, that’s no longer the case, while my back is causing me a bit of pain right now, that’s actually due to being hit by a van, as opposed to my weight.
……….So, Back on topic, when I decided to chose change , A secondary goal I had in my mind was “Fit by 30” Didnt really think I would achieve it TBH, but did I ?
Let’s look at some numbers first:
When I set the Goal. At 28: Now Im 30:
Waist 68-72″ Waist 38-40″
Weight 39Stone 13Lbs . 16 Stone And A Few Pounds !!!
Shirts 26″ Collar or 8XL 17″ Collar or XL or even Large
BMI over 70 BMI Under 29
Resting Hear Rate OVER 130Bmp Resting Heart Rate 41BPM
Miles Cycled ZERO Cycled over 12.000 Miles
I checked my weight loss by wrapping I now check my weight with scales
my fingers round my wrists….
Tpye 2 Diabeties
High Blood Pressure Medical Issues Now: NONE !!!!!
Sooooo, Yes I am still “Overweight” …..
WOW ….. That feels so good to write, I have gone from , Super morbidly Obese to morbidly Obese down to clinically Obese followed by Obese and now I am “Just” overweight ….AMAZING !!!!!!
Thought-out all this I have learned so much, but I feel a great comment to remember, by the GREAT, Bernhard Eisel of HTC, is that “Cycling is about suffering” Its true, I suffer now, just as much as I did on day one, but now it’s because I can go much faster, for further and longer and that’s why I suffer, I actually enjoy the pain of the “Burn” of Lactic Acid, it reminds me I am still alive….I LOVE CYCLING !!!
Sorry back on track, yes I am overweight but look at the above table, I cycle at least 100 miles a week, I have beaten my medical issues into a pulp, so have I achieve the goal of Fit for 30 ???????
Its not a question I am going to answer……I am going to leave it upto you !!!!!
Now, About that “Large” Cycling Jersey, Did it fit ? ?
I find it pretty telling that my Before Picture was in a red/pink shirt (8XL) and today the Current picture, in the smallest shirt I own is also a red one, It’s something that’s only just occurred to me TBH.
and before I go off, to enjoy the day, I will leave you with this video, I know, I posted it not long ago, but I watched it the other day and it amazed me, just how big I was.
I am PROOF that second chances DO exist and if I got mine, Anyone can get theres !!!!!!!!!