It’s been a month and a half since I decided to get back into shape. I picked up running and drastically changed my diet. No more soda’s, snacks or any of that stuff. I usually get up at 5 in the morning. Do my C25K routine (every other day and at the end of the third day two resting days). I’ll explain in another post what the C25K program is all about. I did it back in 2008, and at that time it was working for as it is now as well. A great program to start running a 5K within nine weeks.
My weight has come done, and according to my current BMI (29.3), I’m not obese anymore! So things are going great. I’m still worried about injuries as I had them in the past from running, so I ordered a road bike! Cycling is a low impact sport which means less strain on your joints.
I picked a bike from canyon.com. Canyon sells their bikes directly to their customers to keep a low price. My brother picked up cycling as well, and he mentioned canyon to me. Two weeks ago canyon had their end of season sale. A great time to buy a bike! I picked the Canyon Endurance AL 7.0. An excellent bike for beginners. The downside is that I have to wait until the beginning of December to pick it up in Koblenz, Ger.
Until then I’m riding my city bike for some short distances. I bring my kids to school in my Gazelle Cabby (in Dutch known as a ‘bakfiets’) and commute to work by bike as well as it is only 3.5K.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress!