Thursday, 7 January 2016

A New Start

OK, it's a new year and I'm an average middle aged man.

I'm 44 and bit, 185 cm tall, about 96 kg and lead a sedentary lifestyle. I'm a desk jockey, plodding away without moving for hours on end without moving. The only regular exercise I get is climbing the stairs in my house and a short walk from where I park the motorbike to the office, about 5 minutes.

I eat reasonably healthily, don't drink too much, a few beers a week and I don't smoke any more and I enjoy fizzy drinks and cakes, crisps and biscuits and large portions.

But as a result of a heavy drinking youth and a good appetite and a lack of self control I have a belly. 

And this is what I want to remove or at least reduce. 

If anybody follows this I'll be amazed but pleasantly surprised. But really it's so I can diary ay progress I may or may not make by making simple changes.

I'm not going to go to the gym, besides disliking them I don't have time. So here's the plan.

1. Stop drinking sugar filled drinks. Stick to black coffee, water and green tea.
2. During the 3 pm dip don't nip out to the shops and buy crisps. Just a black coffee will do.
3. Get up at 6 am and do 20 minutes on the exercise bike. I have an exercise bike for rehabilitation for a total knee replacement surgery several years ago and rarely used since. This isn't much earlier than before and should be doable.
4. Stop snacking after dinner.
5. Keep rollerblading. It's a recent hobby and I'm not very good, but I enjoyed it as a kid and want to do it again so I can join my son at his hobby. Also I hate jogging, so rollerblading looked more fun.

So I stopped my regular lunch time cups of coke and started doing 10 minutes exercise in the morning by getting up at 6 am. But so far I'm still snacking after dinner.

This week I started rollerblading and managed a very slow 30 minutes but will go again tonight.