- New year fitness and weightloss thread
Could do with shifting half a stone or so. Can’t be bothered calorie counting so will be avoiding crisps/biscuits/cake/beer etc. etc. from Monday to Friday (well at least until after work on Friday) and keep on/increase amount of exercise.
Planning on doing the 20 pull up challenge and and 100 press up challenge too, but I’ll see how that goes…Posted 4 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
10kg min for me this year. Currently 98kg which is officially fat and, by quite some distance, the heaviest I have ever been. I feel heavy and that is not good
. I am pretty disgusted that it has got to this, looking forward to seeing, and feeling the difference,Posted 4 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
I was 15% body fat before getting sick just before Christmas. My first goal is to get back to that. 5:2 worked for me last year so I’ll be doing that. However, I’m also about to start a 30 week program to get iron-fit for an ultra distance triathlon in July. The plan is to be fit enough to get around in one piece, idely under 12 hours or close to. As an aside, I’d like to get the body fat down to 10% by then.
Nothing too ambitious 😳Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
I’m being pretty bold with my targets. I’m aiming to put on a few stone, minimum. Probably by going to the pub after work every evening, then calling at the chippy on the way home. And nipping to Gregg’s for a feast of pies and pasties every lunchtime. I’m sacking off riding my bike as well, and shall be driving absolutely everywhere from now on!Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
Haven’t done my post-xmas weigh in yet, but the wobbly bit that’s appeared around my middle is not a good sign 🙂 So probably 5kg weight loss, to get down to race weight.
Ride targets: not get dropped by my mates on the 100km Madrid-Segovia MTB in April, gold time in the 209km Quebrantahuesos road bike sportive in June, and finish the 110km GTP ultramarathon (running) also in June – this last one depends on whether I get a place in the road bike sportive.Posted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
Last year went from 13st2 to 11st10 between NYD and March 10 when I rode the Westwood 50. 12 stone now, going to see if I can get down to 11st7 before the event this year. The last few pounds were tough last time around.
Hairy Dieters book(s) worked really well for us. Discovered I actually quite enjoyed cooking although I’m useless at it. Cutting out the alcohol in the week made a massive difference to my energy levels so back to that.
First Imperial 100 this year. Which is target enough for a man who rode nearly 4000KM last year but only 200 of those on a road bike!Posted 4 years agobeanieMember
Well after a crap year with a broken ankle and then 4 months latter a crash on the bike left me with broken collar bone and 2 rids I have put on just over a stone. Still can’t ride the bike at the moment so have joined the gym and my aim for this year is to lose 2 stone and get a lot fitter. 🙂Posted 4 years agojaffejofferMember
Was reading this earlier, http://www.pinkbike.com/news/mtb-strength-training-core-training-1-2010.html
gonna have a crack at these, don’t even need the gym for most of them. Am planning to use the gym more this year tho, couple of spin classes a week, some of the above, few weights and swimming – I’d like to get quite good at swimming. That’s in addition to regular squash and bike rides that I already do.
I’ll do the avoiding treats thing for a while to kick things off but I can pretty much eat what I want if I maintained that routine.Posted 4 years agowingnutsMember
Bang on the numbers with wiggles (except kids) Want to take off two stone. Didn’t ride or run much after august last year and know if I do exercise it can come off reasonably easily. Using the fitness pal thing has helped as well in the past. Will start with a vengeance after the weekend trip to the out laws in Holland.
Are we going to have a reporting in session as in previous years?Posted 4 years agoweeksySubscriber
6kg, 1 stone, call it what you want… that’s my target.
Whilst i was happy on the recent SPAM event, i noticed that people (including girls) i was destroying on the flat/downs, i was being mullered by them on the uphills. A chunk of the reason for that is…. i’m too bloody FAT… I can break it down how i want regarding gearing, tyres, etc, but the fact is… they were all a LOT lighter than me.
So, started today on the 5-2 Horizon prog. However this year, the 2 will be 600 cal days, but the 5 days won’t be ‘eat anything you like’ they’ll be far less ‘crap’ and a lot more good.Posted 4 years agocaptaincarbonMember
62lb to lose… more than the target for last year! No excuses this time, have been challenged by some ladies I coached for their first triathlon 10 years ago to race again..
So, I have to have lost that lot by May 18th 😯 ! Not just to get back to some sort of fitness, but so I can get back into the old tri-suit as Im to tight to buy a new one!Posted 4 years agohexhamstuMember
Hexhamstu how have you lost two stone in 10 weeks???
Gone from being 18 stone to 16 stone (I’m 6 foot 4), looking at my spreadsheet I was actually 2 stone down after 9 weeks. Which has equated to losing 14cm off my waist.
First 4 weeks I ate no carbs, then after that:
Breakfast: Cereal with either apple, blueberries or raisins.
Lunch: Fish (usually salmon) with green vegetables
Dinner: meat with green vegetables
Having a couple of almonds to snack on to reduce hunger, and drinking green tea. Riding saturday sunday but not really doing any exercise during the week apart from a 1+ hour dog walk a day.
I know what the response will be, “Losing weight that quick is unhealthy etc etc” but eating takeaways and drinking copious amounts of beer wasn’t particularly healthy either and that didn’t stop me. Also yes I probably have lost some muscle mass, but I’ve beaten all my records for climbing and descending on Strava so I’m not really too worried, and part of my new years resolution is start at the gym to start building some more strength.
Weight in kgs up the side and date on the bottom.
I’ve tried to lose weight before by just being “generally healthier” but it never really worked. I’ve found making a radical change has been the only way. I’ve basically cut out all carbs apart from weetabix or bran flakes and the previously mentioned fruits in the morning.Posted 4 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
In September I was at my race weight of 67kgs. A few months later and the arrival of two adopted kids has meant no exercise and eating loads of crap, I am now 76kg.Posted 4 years ago
TT season starts for me the end of March so I plan to be near race fit and down to at least sub 70kgs by then.midlifecrashesSubscriber
I’m going to have a proper go at dropping a stone, maybe a stone and a half, see if I can uncover the six pack I’m sure is lurking under the blanket. Been to the gym this morning, first time since 18th December. Very hard work, amazing how much two weeks off can do, together with the eating and drinking and late nights. I put on nearly half a stone in two weeks! I read earlier in the thread about a 20 pull-up challenge and thought it’d be a doddle, I could do 15 before Christmas, today I managed seven. Need to decide on what version of diet to go for, it needs to work with the rest of the family too, dithering between 5:2 fasting and carb cutting.Posted 4 years agogranny_ringSubscriber
I’ve lost a stone on the 5 & 2 and that’s with no biking.Posted 4 years ago
It really does work and it is a sustainable life style. Having said that I’ve not been following it much the last month and put 4 lbs on….. 🙂
Want to lose another 8 lbs which will be doable with some exercise as well.Edric 64Member
Weight loss going well here 12kg since 23rd October .Only 4kg to go and im back to my race weight from 1996 in old money 13st 4 ,may go a bit lower if I can and see how my time trialling improves .My goal for this year is a 25 mile pb at 50 years old .I need to beat 56.12 from 1997Posted 4 years agoEdric 64Member
All I have done is stop snacking between meals and cut down on portions .Porridge for breakfast a sarnie for lunch usually chicken and a coffee .No crisps or pastry no breaddunked in the chilli sauce when cooking !!.Have practically stopped drinking ,the odd scotch only about 4 pints in 2 months .Was 15st 11 now 13st 11 which is looking good as im 6ft 4.Dropped from 2xl/xl t shirts to a m/l and jeans from 36 to 32Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I dropped a fair bit of weight over the last two years (15st 2lbs down to 13st 7 lbs) but my weight has crept up a bit since October due to riding a lot less and slipping back into bad habits (drinking etc).
I want to get back downt o 13.5 stone as a minimum but would like to get back down to 13.
Time to get running again which works really well for me. I’ll also be breaking out the swiss ball again which I also found pretty good.
One of my main targets for this year is to ride 100 miles on road (best I managed last year was 62). I’m looking forward to the summer again and getting out on the road bike a lot after work. I really noticed the benefit of this and was about as fit as I have been in July.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Got down to just about 13.2 (from 15.12 after Xmas season 2012) before my Torq solo at end of august using 5:2 method and doing lots of riding.
Riding has reduced since then and went up to about 13.5 but no major issue with that, felt and looked good according to wife and wife’s friends (my male friends would never comment, clearly)
Have eaten whatever I want this Christmas, making no effort to control or restrict, and with the weather being poo have been restricted to one ride and a couple of runs. On the scales was 13.10 this am. In the past this would have psychologically destroyed me (wasting all those gains) but I’m so confident in 5:2 as a plan, I’m looking forward to monday when I go back to work, get back on the wagon, with a target of about 13.4 in a couple of months, and then another half stone or so when the weather starts to improve and I can do more commuting miles so I can get lean for the summer season again. I’m no racer but not carrying all those extra pounds transformed my riding last year in some longer events.Posted 4 years ago
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