Alan Clarke (technomouse) wrote,
Alan Clarke

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I had a plan and have achieved it

So last year on my birthday I set myself a goal, to be as fit and in shape as I EVER have been by my birthday this year.

This was not going to be easy I have osteoarthritis in my right shoulder and a few other issues plus I was overweight and no where near my goal.

A week to go and I am there I think I have lost 6% of my body fat down to 12%

Put on about 9 pounds of muscle.

And feel GREAT

It wasn't easy I have radically changed my diet , cut my carbs down to under 50 grams a day and intermittently fast twice a week, I now ride between 30 and 50 miles a week and I am in the gym whenever my osteoarthritis allows about 8 hours a week.

I want more by I am content with my progress so far and feel I have acheived what I set out for, I am definitely stronger can ride further and faster and with the diet changes have eliminated NSAID pain killers, I don't exactly love what I see in the mirror but I am certainly less unhappy about it. (Body dysmorphia)

For the first time I am happy about being above 11 stone (I am currently 12 stone 3 pounds)

So onwards and upwards I am taking a break from the gym till next Monday as I am off on my birthday holiday camping in Lincolnshire
Tags: bike, fitter, gym, healthier, stronger
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