@Orangethunder … here’s one for you:
I’m on fourth group MvF. For first three, having got head in right place, I Wattbiked and road-cycled, Concept 2 rowed and weight-trained myselfvdownbfrom 219.2 to 194 best. This had been combined with my usual healthy eating …all I needed to do was avoid my real weakness of daily wine and visits to coffee shops for unhealthy cappacinos and cake.
I had mystery lump on groin for which GP has referred to consultant, I had an MRI scan yesterday and get results in 7/10 days…but whilst investigating, almost as an aside as it appears unrelated, I’ve been told I have hernia tongue right side. It is this fact that, since end of group 3, that has affected my confidence and I now daren’t pick up any weights. …and I won’t be until I’ve either had an operation or whatever.
In the meantime I’ve now got my head back in the right place and am in process of bouncing back… my weight went back up to 200 lbs as I wines again, and bemoaned my luck.
Re-boot occurred ten days ago since when I’ve abstained from all alcohol, this week I’ve boosted that building block to success by adding complete abstention from milky drinks and treats so, given our household eating habits are really healthy (my wife knows no different and has always trained hard), I’m on a roll once more and down to 197.4 lbs and falling.
Hernia in mind I’m:
Concept 2 rowing including cardio and HiiT.
Watt-bike cycling, cardio and HiiT.
Cross-trainer and stepper
Fast walks up short sharp hill for HiiT sessions …2 minutes hard effort, walk-down recovery
What comments or tips might you have, or would you be happy to say ‘More of the same’?
I’m really pi££ed off that I can’t/won’t weight-train because that was how I was going to finalise shape and carrying in my phone a photograph of me in my rugby-playing prime had been my motivator…it still is, but it’s lost some of it’s shine since this hernia diagnosis. Incidentally, I’ve not yet had a proper consultation nor discussion regarding the hernia as the focus has been on the mystery lump.