So I woke up one day and i’m fat! Post London PB (2:41) excitement and a second son without a solid goal to aim for. I enjoyed having nothing to train for, and why the hell not! I blame the expanding waist lines of society on elastic waist bands. ‘Normal’ trousers don’t expand, you have 2 options, buy new clothes or lose weight. I luckily used to be a little larger so i’m back into my larger wardrobe! Not for long though. I weigh 81.8kg as of yesterday. My face is round with a fat neck. I have a belly overhang and I get out of breath running.
In 2 weeks I will be in Spain. A fancy hired bike awaits me. I need to be bike fit. I have started alternately running and cycling and have even been for a swim (must be desperate)! http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-20-Pounds-in-2-Weeks i’m not convinced these sites help people to seriously lose but it should be a good experiment to see how much is realistic.
Yesterday was a 25 min swim AM and 6 miles PM at 7:32 pace. I can see why people struggle to run well, they’re too heavy! It was a real strain on my back, (c)ankles and breathing. Today I have managed a 39 mile bike ride over the Meon hills. I had wobbly legs by the end and nearly dropped the baby with cramp when I stood up suddenly during the afternoon. Tomorrow, I aim to hit the pool again and go for another jog. I need to be able to ride that distance easily as I want to attack some big hills in Spain.
Diet is arguably more important than exercise (google it there’s many scientific arguments for/against primarily aimed at the inactive) so I’ve started using MyFitnessPal again to log food. Whilst some of the data (especially fitness calories burnt) may be dubious it helps keep track of eating too much and eating the right thing. For breakfast I had coffee and raspberry porridge. Lunch was an entire Waitrose soup pot. Today we had a Cauliflower patty from the Guardian a couple of weeks ago. Tasty and filling. I left some Co-op wasabi peas lying around and my wife chucked 4 in her mouth… reminded me of this funny Cars 2 clip… I then found her necking glass after glass of water! According to today’s completed entry if I did what I did today, everyday i’d weigh 67kg in 5 weeks! Now that’s hilarious and crazy but we can do some extrapolation. 81.8kg – 66.9kg = 14.9kg in 5 weeks so divide by 5 is 3kg a week = 75.8kg by the time I set off. That’s basically my normal weight.
So hopefully when I get to Spain i’ll be able to hit the hills, hard.
Weight = free speed. Same effort faster as lighter. Or less effort to do the same. Either way we’ll see.
If all else fails… http://www.nowloss.com/how-did-beyonce-knowles-lose-weight.htm which sounds really healthy!