When I started cycling initially I did it because its something I could fit into a routine. The big problem with the work I have is I can be anywhere at any time. So joining the gym becomes pointless as I am normally only in Worcester at weekends.
But now enjoying getting into a routine of cycling I am starting to see the fitness benefits and dropping 5kg in the last 1 1/2 weeks. But I have to say if you don’t put the commitment into cycling you will put weight back on quicker than you can burn it off. The main thing is building a routine. Part of that for me is is trying to extend my distance at the moment I am just over 22miles for my longest ride. Which is a bit of a move from my original 6 miles max.
But also finding making it interesting keeps you more motivated to do it. Tonight for example although I am in Edinburgh I did put the bike in the car. I have planned a route along the sea front to take in the sights. As well as putting my camera in my bag so I can grab any good photos along the route.
Also losing the 5kg I can already feel a bit healthier and visually its obvious as there is more than an inch disappeared off my waist making my trousers that little more loose. To the point I am going back to 2007 and my first meeting with April where I will be dropping my weight down to the same. Got 3 stone to burn off but as the weight comes off cycling seems easier along with that I have decided to cut out alcohol completely as a health option. I have made the decision not only for self motivation but from a health point of view. Not that I am ill from it but changing diet and drinking habits is putting me on the track of getting back to where I was in 2007. But also being healthier means I will be around longer for the family long-term.
Just looking forward to getting the family back together as this year has been extremely difficult being away from April and the kids. Now at month 7 and its getting harder not easier.