RIGHT…………..Hands Up who thought this was a self pitty, bad news post ??????? you should know better than that by now, I am only allowed a couple of those per year and there was one of them last week, not this week, Its been AMAZING !!!!!
This is a REFRESHING Post……..
I’m Such A Loser, I Have Totally Lost It !
8.5 Pounds !!!!!! it took me 3 weeks to gain 7.5 Pounds, I was disgusted with myself, ashamed at what I had done , the cock-up’s I made, so after last weeks post, there was no way this week was going to be anything other than a “home run”, I changed the way I look at food and the way my diet works and I cycled longer and harder than I have done since November, the result was I lost the 7.5 Pounds I gained and an extra one to boot, yup, Since Saturday last week I have lost 8.5 Pounds ! Weigh in isnt until Monday, so there is a chance I can go for a Double Digit loss, let’s see if the new way of eating is as good as I think it is !!!!
Tell me why I dont like Monday’s
Monday morning was warm (well, warm vs how it had been) so I donned my full Astana Team Kit and headed out for a nice early morning commute, I was filled with pride, I remember watching the 2009 Tour De France seeing Lance Armstrong in the same kit, wishing I could one day be slim enough to wear the same, I had lost around 15 stone but was still very much obese at this point and while I had turned my life around, I never thought I’d actually one day be wearing the same Kit as Lance. I hit Joel Lane HARD, I was stood up all the way, heading for a PB time, when BANG I snapped a spoke in the rear wheel, I know it wasn’t to do with my weight (like it used to be), maybe a 25% + Hill in the Big Ring put too much pressure on a factory built wheel, so I turned around, grabbed the MTB and headed down the canal, a little late, I pushed REALLY hard, ended up getting to work with a PB for the Canal Commute 😀
You Can Be Both:
A comment a month or 2 back left by Pete Mate said “Your a good Roadie and MTB’er and enjoy both, so be both” how glad was I that I indeed did what he said after Monday, This week I used the roadie 3 days and the MTB 2 days, a great mix or speed and bike handling skills.
Fog On The Tyne:
Tuesday saw the return of the Cannondale and up Joel Lane I went again, as I got to the top, in the dark, with no street lights, I noticed it was foggy, VERY foggy, so much so that I didn’t see my turn, and ended up bunny hopping onto a pavement to avoid smashing into it, was glad once I was down the other side, hairy times.
Longer and Harder Than Before:
Wednesday saw the longest and hardest ride for around 8 weeks, I finished the day having cycled just under 30 Miles and my average speed for the day was 15.2Mph, it had been a hard slog, but in the cold of January, still getting over the flu, struggling with Physio and having a stressful work day in-between , to say I was delighted was an understatement .
Flowers In The Window:
Went for a walk at Lunch on Thursday, Saw this. WTF
Can Next Week Be As Good? :
So I have a huge set of results from this week, I have cycled over 115 Miles, Lost over half a stone, done Joel Lane,gotten a PB or 2, can I match that next week ? Well I’m sore and pretty shattered right now, so how knows ? but keep tuned ……..I promise I will fight for it !!!!!
Anti Obesity Cycling Jersey:
I have a company set up, ready to print me some Anti-Obesity Cycling Jerseys, I have loads of ideas, but I am not a designer , infact I don’t have a clue when it comes to designing, anyone out there wanna help ?
*This is to raise awareness for Obesity NOT to make me money !
Make It HURT !
Then when it hurts too much, make it hurt MORE !!!!!!