It’s been a good week and I’m getting back into my routine. I’ve finally got back on the bike for the first time in over a month. My diet is still going strong and I’m back to getting the results I want.


Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: 3.5lbs
Current weight: 195.5lbs

Total loss: 42.5lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 20.5lbs

This Weekend

After weeks of being quite bad on weekends and not really noticing how much I’d slipped, I made sure to stick to my diet as best I could this weekend. I stuck to plan all Saturday but Sunday was a little worse as we celebrated our son’s and our friends’ son’s 3rd birthdays together. This meant more cake again but I’m happy with how the weekend went all in all.

I also kept up my fitness challenge over the weekend and got back to a good routine of doing it every day.

This Week

Continuing on from the weekend and from last weeks gain, I’ve been really strict with myself all week and its paid off amazingly. I haven’t lost this much in a week for months and could tell it would be a good weigh-in before I even stepped on the scales.

Back On The Bike

I also got back on the bike this week, air bike that is. Starting off just wanting to get back into the rhythm of it, as I’ve not done it for over a month but I soon started pushing myself. After 10 minutes I thought I may be able to keep up my normal pace of over 18km in 30 minutes and kept pushing. I started to get tired and realised I’d pushed myself too hard at the start and didn’t think I could stay at the pace. Whether it was my stubbornness or just sheer will power I did stick to my pace and finished at 18.49km. My legs have been feeling it ever since.

I’m also over halfway through my abs and core fitness challenge now and still enjoying it. Although it’s been a bit harder on my legs the last few days.

The plan was to change my diet to be even more like Slimming World due to not making much progress. After this weeks result though, I am happy with how things are going, especially now I’m back into a routine. So, my diet will be staying the same for now.

Next Week

I’m planning to do more air bike workouts next week. The routine I had last year of once on the weekend and every Tuesday and Thursday may have to wait for now though as we have a few very busy week coming up with a brand new kitchen being delivered and a lot of work to do in our kitchen. I will be doing as much of this myself as I can and will count as some extra exercise.

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

How Do You Feel After Getting Back On The Bike?

Once You’ve had a break from exercise, do you find it hard to motivate yourself to start up again? Do you feel worse afterwards because of your break or does it feel good to get back into the swing of things? Let me know in the comments below.

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