I was 21 stone at Xmas
Mostly blamed on running my own business for 6.5 years, which ultimatley had me doing feck all by the end, honestly just sitting in my office and playing on my xbox while my staff did everything
Add to that the fact that my site was accross the road from an Asda super store (donuts for breakfast
) and it all started going tits up
Changed jobs to one where i have to actually move
and lost 2 stone really quite easy but the wieght loss started to drasticly slow down as i got used to moving again:lol: lost another stone since the end of may, just by getting myself a bike and starting to hammer out some rides.
The first ride i did felt epic, to be honest i did 4.33 miles and i was so knackered by the end of it, i could not lift my legs up the front door step
I had to use my hands to lift my feet up the front door step
No pain, no gain apparently, started going out 2/3 times a week after work for a ride that moved up to 10 miles, and then doing a longer 35 mile ride on sunday with some mates.
2 weeks back i conquered the Hamsterly red route, which for me was a ******* accomplishment and a half, and yes, i rode the lot, even the uphill bits, although i had to keep stopping to let my mate catch up (he walked most the uphill bits lol! )
2 days later i went back and did the black route, which IMHO was a lot easier to climb up, although i did go over the bastard ******* handle bars on the way back down when the front wheel got caught on a tree root
We are off to Hamsterly again next sunday, and will be doing both the black route and red in one day (i`m just nudging under 18 stones at the moment)
Expecting it to hurt, looking forward to it, i love the fact that i can out climb all of my mates, yet i am the biggest, i still eat what i want, and have a can or 2 of beer after work most nights, all i did was change jobs and buy an MTB..
When i go out by myself during the week for the solo rides i usually hammer the bike as hard as i can trying to improve fitness, my mates dont seam to do this, they just want to cruise about in easy gears, they are not showing much progress tbh.
I have tracked every single one of my rides since i started riding again with a Cardiotrainer app on my phone and it shows amazing progress.
1st ever ride after 16 years (19 stone)
May 18th -- 4.3 miles = 28 mins (and i could not get in the front door lmfao)
Aug 7th -- 8.2 miles = 37 mins (this is my "test route" i have done this previous in 35 mins)