I have decided that over the next few months I am trying to loose some weight and get fitter aswell. I started “thinking” about it last year but just didn’t do anything until about mid January unless you count the dance thing which does help but was intended as a fun thing rather than a specific fitness thing.
I will be trying a few different things over the next few months in the hope that I be fit enough to try events at the end of summer. I’ve seen things I would love to say I was a part of but at the moment in no fit way to do and instead of just thinking I’m doing.
I intend to change what I eat if I can, aswell as increase exercise. I read you should do at least 30 mins exercise a day as an adult – preferably exercise that gets you warm, and a little out of breath. I know its going to be hard work but hopefully over time it will benefit me – i.e. I wont be out of breath so quickly and easily.
A friend gave me a spare bike he had. He offered me it sometime last year and I got around to collecting it last week. I got a hand pump and blew up the tyres and checked the breaks. I dont have, lights, a lock or a helmet but last time I rode was before helmets.
I went out for a short time this saturday afternoon. It was a suprise I couldn’t do it right away – my balance and co-ordination was all over the place – after a few minutes it came back to me how to do it so I guess its true you always can ride once learnt.
It was harder work than I expected and there were lots of gears, last time I had a bike was the early 90’s and I had 5 to 7 gears max – I kept clicking through them on this bike by accident and realised why people dont wear jeans much on bikes (it gets caught)
Its another fitness thing I should do, I am so unfit now to how I used to be. I remember when young and little being able to ride for miles just for fun not for the exercise but actual fun.
Now I lack in energy to do it – think my diet has a lot to do with it and were not so active anymore – even at uni – drove to uni but it was walking all over campus and taking the stairs (I hated the lift) and it didn’t matter if I was on 2nd floor or 10th I still took the stairs.