Week beginning August 8th 2016

Measurements have been taken, 'Before' photos have been taken (I'm not posting them here yet though, not until I see some improvements).

Time to put the work in.  I dug my bike out of the garage at the weekend, spent a bit of time cleaning all the rust off and oiling the chain, inflating the tyres etc.  My plan was to cycle to work a couple of times per week, 4 miles each way.  I decided on a test ride to the local shops just to check that there were no problems with the bike.  The bike performed fine over the 1.5 miles...the rider on the hand didn't do so well - the route was pretty flat and I took it easy, but I was completely knackered.

So, slight change of plan, I'm going to have to work on my cardio and boost my general fitness before I start cycling to work (no exercise for the past 4 months has taken it's toll).

Monday 8th - Lunchtime Gym session (5 mins on rower = 1100m, 10 mins on Bike = 4.5Km)

Tuesday 9th - Lunchtime swim (6 lengths)

Wednesday 10th - Lunchtime gym session with instructor, Smith Machine & barbell

Thursday 11th - rest

Friday 12th - Day off work at home with the girls. housework.

Saturday 13th - Epsom. 4 mile walk to the Downs to fly kites.

Sunday 14th - Epsom. 2 mile walk in the woods


Due to being away at the weekend, meal logging wasn't great, so no totals for the week, though I tried to be good, I undoubtedly went over (chocolate brownies & ice-cream)...but lots of fresh fruit too.