Well to start with the flight went down well, no rubbish airplane food. Some smoked salmon and a nice white wine perfect for the flight. Of course 10 days in new York city I am out all the time having fun, that's good for the diet!
I had the authorisation from Mr Guimard to start running today! 2Km to start with, I walked the rest, everything seems to be ok. The I do the gym exercise stepping down with a 10kg weight and stretching. The weight is near 88kg yikes
Now I have to get serious, I am back up to 86.5kg and am only walking 5 times a week and swimming 2 times a week. So my personal physiotherapist Yann Guimard is treating me 3 times a week stretching the leg muscles and I am exercising by stepping up to about chair hight with the left leg(good one) and stepping down with the right leg(the damaged one) this I am now doing holding a 10kg weight(this is everyday). Already I can tell it's getting better. I should be in perfect shape for skiing.
The swimming pool is closed until the 10th Jan!!!! So I am out on my bicycle ride. I have seen my personal physiotherapist Yann Guimard who is treating me for my hamstring problem, 3-4 times a week, I also have exercise to do at home everyday and it's really getting better! I should be back running by the end of the month.
Well mr Steele says I have just been using lame excuses and not continuing in my quest, I need to be in much better shape and get back down to 84kg. I am 85.7kg now. I am seeing my physiotherapist in 10 mins, hope he will sort me out
At 48 years old I have decided to get fit, lose weight and go racing. When I was 20 years old I was 79.5KG(175lbs) and a fast motorcycle racing driver (Yamaha TZ350 and a Waddon/Rotax 250) So I am on a mission, trying to ride this machine is a real challenge, first time out I wore the leathers (Yellow and blue in the photo) I had when I was a young man. I was able to walk and even sit down, but getting on this machine with my knees in my ears was another story. I managed 10 laps of Brands Hatch before I was going to faint, the next time out I was able to borrow some in a larger size!!!!!
My mission is to lose weight before the racing season starts at the end of March, the "Steele Man" in England is my trainer, every day encouraging me forward with my mission.
I started this on the 24th January 2010, I was 93.7KG(206.5lbs) this is a 2 times a day excercise, cutting out all bread, potatoes, toast, biscuits and desserts...........
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