16 Oct 2017

170 mile Cycle Ride - Week 2 Update

Week 2 of training for the Way Of The Roses hasn’t been great. The week started with two back-to-back gym sessions. I was supposed to go back for two more or do an outdoor cycle ride, but managed neither.

I am aiming for between 30 to 40 miles per week on the cycle through the winter months but did only half that this week. I refuse to make excuses for why I couldn’t do it. It’s in the past now and there is no way I can alter any of it. What I will do instead, is stay positive and focus on achieving my targets for this week.

A key part of this training story is to lose weight. I have a food plan that should help me do so at a steady rate. I am not skimping on fats at all. It is the processed carbs that are being culled. Here is what the plan looks like.


Training Update: Week 2

Gym bike – 21.5 miles at a level 10 on the Hill Plus setting over 2 sessions
Outdoor cycle ride – No sessions



Diet:


I did step on the scales at the end of this week and what I saw was not nice. I had put on 2 pounds since doing the Blackpool ride in July, thanks to a largely sedate and indulgent summer. As expected, it has shocked me into action.

Weight: 13 stone 6 pounds


I haven’t replenished stocks of unhealthy food, so there is not much junk lying around the house to tempt me. I have decided to fall back on the diet plan that worked for me in the past. This is what it looks like:

Diet Plan:

Breakfast: Bowl of porridge made in whole milk with handful of sultanas and almonds
                   Cup of coffee with whole milk

Mid-morning : Cup of herbal tea + piece of fruit

Lunch: 2 boiled eggs
             Fistful of nuts (walnuts, dates, dried chickpeas, cashews, peanuts, sultanas)
            Bowl of full-fat yoghurt with a sprinkling of rock salt

Afternoon: Cup of tea with whole milk + 1 biscuit

Dinner: Whatever I make on the day. It could be dal and rice / rotis and vegetables / khichadi/chicken / pasta, anything. The idea is to limit portion size and not go back for seconds. I am not keen on salads, but will try and eat one portion of greens with my meal. M and J should be able to help me here as both are avid salad eaters.

After dinner: Piece of cheese + fresh fruit
                       Herbal tea

Need to remember to drink water through the day!


Part of the story is to lose weight. I am hoping this sensible diet will help me do so at a steady rate. As you see, I am not skimping on fats at all. It is the processed carbs that are being culled. I shall aim to eat enough healthy food to keep me feeling full. This should stop me snacking. A good, balanced diet should help with the training as well. Until next week.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment. I like reading them all. Do leave your blog name (if you are a fellow blogger) so I can pop over for a read.

If you liked reading this post, why not subscribe to my blog? Just pop your email address in the little box below, and get all new posts delivered straight to your inbox. No spam, I promise x

Subscribe to My Blog by Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner