I am curious as to how other people stay fit and healthy on the forums.
My fitness levels are not great at the moment so I am thinking about what I can do to get back into a routine. My energy levels are very low so need to build something up gradually, but would like to get back into cycling again as I do miss it.
What about you? What is your approach to health and fitness?
Fitness trackers can help with this if this area interests you. Data is easily tracked, logged and analysed so you don't have to worry about logging everything. Despite my low energy levels and activity at the moment, I find the tracker helps me to be aware of what I am or should be doing and puts things into perspective. I have a habit of pushing myself too much, so having data to quantify what I need to do or what I have already achieved helps.
Have you found that the 12-week plan has helped to deliver noticeable benefits?
It's all road cycling. Running was my passion for years. At 53, I was still coming first in my age-range (50-60) in my local Parkrun 5k race every week. I doubt I could run 5k now - not that I really want to. I got to the stage where I simply wasn't enjoying it any more. Getting home from work after a tiring day, and it's cold and wet and dark out, and thinking 'I need to go for a run'. Once that fun goes, and it becomes a chore, I think it becomes counter-productive.
I may get an off-road bike sometime. There are lots of routes and trails around here, and my racer isn't best equipped for them!
I made progress in losing weight. Here is my current graph, 12 week course is over but I'm still dieting.
Wow! Congratulations. You have made some real progress then as it looks like you have lost a lot of weight. If this doesn't give me a kick up the butt to sort myself out I don't know what will. Thanks for sharing Robert123.
I recommend trying off-roading as it complements what you are doing on the road bike by working different muscles as well as challenging your muscles in a different way to what they have grown accustom to.
At present I have a bit of an obsession with eliptigos! http://www.elliptigo.co.uk/
They are super expensive, but I desperately want to own one and have decided to start saving with the hope of buying one in 12-18 months if all goes to plan.