Have you loved watching the Olympics, and wished you could have a try of all of those amazing sports, but don’t know where to start? Happily someone has had the idea of harnessing our enthusiasm and you can find taster sessions for all sorts of sports on the Join In website. So far I have signed up for athletics and rowing! I love the fact that I feel excited about sport, finally, at 45 years old! That is the legacy that London 2012 has left for me.
I promised that I would report back on my experiment with intermittent fasting. I have done it 3 times now, each time on an exercise day. The first time I tried it, I found my strength to be reduced, but cardio was fine. But I have had off days before so couldn’t wholly attribute it to the fast. Therefore I had a second attempt. This time I made it through all my weights, bar a couple of reps on the last exercise. But the following day I hurt! I had aches where I haven’t ached for months, and didn’t do anything unusual to cause it. Day 3 was yesterday and my strength was definitely without question reduced, so now my plan is to shift the fast days away from the exercise days and see how that affects things. Obviously I am just one person, and my experience is not scientific evidence of anything at all. We all need to find what works for us individually.
I was weighed at my GP surgery this morning during my annual hypertension review. I have lost 43kgs since last time. I think it is safe to say they are pleased with me My official one year weigh in and measurements will be on Sunday.