Mixing it up

Brace yourself; winter is coming. We all know the phrase, and we all know what that means — spending more time indoors rather than outdoors. I’m trying to ride my bike as long as possible, but with ice roads in the forecast, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So I’m mixing things up. I’m still trying to finish my C25K, but at the same time, I’m trying to find something low impact. I’ve noticed that running is putting a strain on my joints. Not too heavy but just enough to ease back in a comfortable stride.

Aaptiv

I’ve been targeted with the Aaptiv app for quite some time now, and recently the adaptive app made it easy to sync with Strava. Strava and Instagram are my leading social media apps. I’ve deleted my Facebook account and moved on with the apps as mentioned earlier.
The cool thing about Aaptiv is the instant feedback you get while doing a workout. It’s like having a personal trainer yell at you during a session. It’s something that makes my exercise so much more enjoyable! Just running on a treadmill is merely dull. I could listen to music, but I’ve noticed that while doing this I tend to stare at the little green numbers on the treadmill console. It simply becomes tempting to lower the speed and make it easy for myself. With Aaptiv I’m keeping in a flow. I do what it tells me and that works for me!

Another benefit of the Aaptiv app is all the different workouts you can take. Whether it’s running, stair climbing, cycling. It’s all there, which brings me to the title of this blog: Mixing things up! To avoid boredom, I’m just trying all the tools that I have available, and so far I like it!

Update on my weight loss journey

I’m still making progress. I’ve hit a plateau recently, and I didn’t lose any weight. It’s frustrating in the beginning, but after reading about plateaus, I’ve realized these things are universal. They will disappear, and you’ll be right on track once this happens. No need to worry.

My weight is down to 90.7 kg. So far I’ve lost 7.3 kg. My short term goal is to get under (and stay under!) 90 kg at the end of 2018. Point 7 kg is doable and a good starting point for 2019. Eventually, my ultimate goal is 78 kg. My BMI dropped to 28.31 which is ok. At least I’m not obese anymore 😉

What’s next?

I am trying to hit the gym at least 4x a week and hopefully get one ride on my road bike a week. Slowly but surely I’m getting there!