I’ve had a change of plan this week and started cardio instead of another fitness challenge. I decided to buy an air bike. I’ve also finally gone below the 200lbs mark. It’s been years since I’ve weighed this little.
Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: 1lb
Current weight: 199.5lbs
Total loss: 38.5lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 24.5lbs
This weekend we were a little busy and did a bit of Christmas shopping so treated ourselves while we were out and had Mcdonalds. Its been a long time since I’ve had Mcdonalds and it was so worth it. Apart from that, I stuck to my plan all weekend and continued with my abs and core workout.
It was also the start of the Amazon ‘Black Friday’ deals, a week early so I was looking on there for some exercise equipment but couldn’t decide what to get.
I carried on at the start of the week looking at treadmills and exercise bikes but finally settled on an air bike. I remembered watching Mat Frazer working out on one and it looks like a good start.
It came Tuesday evening and I spent the night setting it up ready for the next day. Wednesday morning I decided to hit the bike for half an hour. I soon remembered how long half an hour feels once I started and considered reducing it to 20 minutes but stuck at it and completed all 30 minutes. The next day my legs really felt it.
I also completed my abs and core workout this week and boy did the last couple of exercises challenge me. I’m so glad I stuck to it, I’ve seen a huge difference in my stomach since I started.
The plan was to have a break for the rest of the week then hit it again alongside another fitness challenge. However, now I have the bike this has changed. I’ll still be starting the abs and core challenge again Monday but will be using the air bike as well.
I was going to use the bike every weekday for half an hour but have changed my mind now I’ve used it. For now, I will be using it 3 times a week, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until I get more used to it.
On the Diet side, I have continued to be strict this week but still need to increase my water intake especially now I’m exercising.
Monday I’ll start my abs and core challenge again. It will be interesting how I get on alongside using the air bike. I’m also not sure if I’m eating enough calories for exercise, so this is something I need to watch as well. I don’t want to get run down and too tired.
Check out my full journey here:
The Journey Begins Here And This Is My Plan
Week 1 The First Steps To A New Me – 4.5lbs Down
Week 2 More Energy Already – 4lbs Down
Week 3 Motivation – 2 lbs Down
Week 4 Progress Picture – 2.5lbs Down
Week 5 Clothes Fitting Better – 2.5lbs Down
Week 6 Wrong Choices – 1lb Down
Week 7 Back On Track – 3.5lbs Down
Week 8 More Progress Pictures – 1lb Down
Week 9 More Focused – 3lbs Down
Week 10 Still Going Strong – 3lbs Down
Week 11 Disappointing – 0.5lbs Down
Week 12 Damn You Man Flu – 2.5lbs Down
Week 13 Food Cravings – 2lbs Down
Week 14 Distractions – 1lb Down
Week 15 Time Out – 1.5lbs Down
Week 16 Seeing A Difference – 0.5lbs Down
Week 17 Started Exercising – 0lbs Down
Week 18 Changes To My Diet – 1.5lbs Down
Week 19 Weight Gain – 1lb Up
Week 20 People Noticed – 2lbs Down
Week 21 Started Cardio – 1lb Down
Week 22 Burning Fat – 2.5lbs Down
Week 23 Sweating – 0.5lbs Down
Week 24 The Week Before Christmas – 1lb Down
Week 25 Christmas Week – 3.5lbs Up
Week 26 A New Year – 1lb Up
Week 27 Back To It – 2lbs Down
Week 28 Crazy Busy Week – 1lb Down
Week 29 Celebrating – 2lbs Up
Week 30 Back On The Bike – 3.5lbs Down
Week 31 Slow Going – 0.5lbs Down
Week 32 Some Progress – 0.5lbs Down
Week 33 Unmotivated – 1.5lbs Up
Week 34 I Need A Break – 2lbs Up
Have You Started Cardio?
What cardio exercises are you doing? Which ones do you prefer? Let me know in the comments below.