Sunday, August 31, 2014

:: Day 11 - Support ::

Been skipping working out to rest. My thighs was aching, so I listened to my body and took rest days. Was suppose to cycle with Nura last night but her bike tire was ruptured. Manage to cycle today and it felt good. Statistics:

Time: 1hr 16mins
Distance: 9.82km
Calories: 937 kcl

I reckon my average now is around 8-10 km per session. Must admit, I do feel better cycling now. Still painful, but not as painful when I first started. I do think I need a new route since the current route is starting to get mundane. Am also thinking of night photography while cycling. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

:: Day 7 - A week of this ::

Decided to rest yesterday. Was thinking of resting today too. 2 days train, 2 days rest. But I ate 2 sausages that I bought over at a food bazaar and just felt like i need to workout. So, took the bike out and rode an hour. Details:

Time: 1 hr 6 min
Distance: 9.25 km
Calories: 825 kcal

Although my distance today is not more than yesterday, I was surprise that my average speed is higher. Maybe the rest day does work. Well, I was suppose to be finding a route that covers at least 5 km, but I'm digressing. Overall, a little disappointing that I did not do more than the previous session, but I'm taking the positive that I rode. Even when I was too tired to do so. And today felt good actually. A lot of pushing myself, fighting the burning thighs.

Monday, August 25, 2014

:: Day 6 - Journey to the unknown ::

Lets kick this with the stats

Time : 1hr 32min
Distance : 11.92km
Calories : 1,161 kcal

Second continuous day of riding and it was hard! Maybe the 1 ride 1 off day theory is good. I could feel the thighs burn and i did more stops than usual. The last 3 km was done by pushing myself to go to an ATM machine further than usual, just to clock in the extra distance. It was surprising to be burning the most calories today. It came at a price. Today was torture. I will have to let my body decide if i should be resting tomorrow or I should go for a relax ride instead (30-45 min). I'm just going to take the positive and be happy that I've burned the most calories for today.

On a side note, I have been cutting sugar and it's getting harder. The cravings are starting but I must be strong.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

:: Day 5 - Starting again ::

Day 5. Time to hit the road with the bike again. I have bought for myself a back light and a bike lock (spent $12 bucks on them). Got myself some allen keys too so that I can setup my bike properly. Now, the ride;

Time: 1hr 16min
Distance: 12.77km
Calories: 941kcal

Today was something. I wasn't as tired as before and didn't have much problem doing the ride. Could be becoz that my bike was setup properly or the rest really helped with my stamina. My goal today was to actually ride 7-8 km. Was really surprised that I hit 12km. Best thing is I'm not as tired as the previous 2 rides.

I read that there is a rule. Ride 1 day, rest 1 day. I guess I'll listen to my body to see if I can ride tomorrow. Things are looking bright.

I don't know how much I weight yet. Don't even know if I've lost some weight. I told myself I would not weight myself until I've done this for a month. So, following what I've read, I'm just going to concentrate on 3 things. 1) Cutting out sugar from my diet (allowing myself max 2 cups of coffee. 1 in the morning and the other taken before my rides). 2) Concentrate on the distance I'm riding and 3) Doing it constantly. Now, lets wait a month before I weight myself.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

:: Day 3 and 4 - Rest day ::

The next 2 days will be my rest day. My thighs are killing me and I read somewhere that having rest days will aid in my weight loss. Hopefully, when I get back on the bike, it would be less painful, and my stamina would be better.

I'll probably take this 2 days to do up a bit of research on techniques. Probably will research on setting up my bike too.

My goal for now is to go down till 100kg. My main goal is to be down all the way to 80kg.

Friday, August 22, 2014

:: Day 2 - Hurting ::

Day 2. I kept telling myself that i need to go out and do this. I promised myself that I will do this for 2 months. No matter what. 2 months. No quitting. So.... statistics

The cycle

Time: 1hr 6mins
Distance: 8.49km
Calouries: 817kcal

When I started the cycle, i told myself "if i can clock in what I did yesterday it would be good enough". Today was considerably hard because the pain of riding is starting. My thighs hurt like shit, i was sweating more and my seat wasn't really good. There was alot more stopping to be honest. But i was shock when after 45min of riding, I was close to the 7km mark. So i told myself "lets hit 7 km and call it a day". Didn't know i did 1.5km more!

Well, I'm really sore. Would probably cycle again tomorrow. But I need to set a route. And follow that route from now on and take timings for it (since the faster i go = the better I'm at it now).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

:: Day 1 - Setting up ::

After work, I went with Nura to get myself a bicycle. Purchased an M20 Realigh bicycle (white). Really excited on cycling after sending Nura home at night. I personally prefer to cycle at night, since traffic is less (human and vehicles). Been awhile since I've cycled so am really nervous about this.

The cycle

Time : 1hr 2 mins
Distance Travelled : 7.32km
Calories : 776kcal

I didn't know cycling was this tiring. Maybe I've overdone it. Overall, it was fun. Night time air. Wind on my face. But my thighs are killing me!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

:: Creating a new me ::

Hi. I'm 30 this year. I'm 175m tall and 120kg. I'm writing this here to remind myself that I need to change. I need to be healthy, fit. Just like how I will push myself to exercise daily, I'm going to put my daily thoughts and updates on what I'm doing here. Hopefully, I can lose weight and be healthy. Today, on 19th August 2014, I'll start my journey.