If I wait until I can actually get cycling properly again, a few months will have passed of inconsistent training and I won't have made any meaningful gains. Common sense therefore dictates that I need to expand my repertoire to include other activities.
A challenge is born...
So for the month of February, in an effort to start getting back into an exercise and training mindset again, I'm setting myself a challenge - do some sort of exercise or physical activity every day for the month of February.
This activity really can be anything - cycling, running, power-walking, stretching, squats, planks, yoga, gym-work, long walks with the dogs, mountain-biking - pretty much anything that will have a positive effect on my body (and mind).
To keep myself honest and accountable, I'm going to tweet what I do each day with the hashtag #everydayfeb. If I was smarter and wittier, I could think of something catchier. But I'm not, so I haven't... If you think of something better, please don't tell me - it'll simply highlight my deficiencies in this regard...!!
Love love love this ad - it'll be my inspiration for #everydayfeb
As part of this month, I'm going to put some extra focus on clean, healthy eating. I do eat pretty well normally - plenty of fruit and vegetables, lean meat a few days a week, not too much refined sugar or processed food - but I'll be aiming to raise it a notch and be a little more conscious of what I am eating.
I'm not going to be fanatical about it. But I'll stick with my general principles and use this to support my #everydayfeb activity.
I weighed in this morning at 84kg. That's 3kg above what I was when I had the accident two months ago, and around 5kg more than I really want to be. So I'll be aiming to slowly and gradually bring my weight back down to where I want it.
Feel free to join me. Adjust and alter the challenge to include/exclude whatever you like, come up with your own goals and activities, and start the journey with me. Best of luck, and let's see where this takes us...!!