Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Finally Started Training

Its almost a month late but I have finally started training.

Although my ankle still isnt good I decided that I can't just sit around doing nothing anymore!!!

Monday night I did 30 minutes on my exercise bike. In the 30 minutes I did 14.58km and I was on level 2. I stopped after 30 minutes as my ankle was hurting.

Last night I played full court pickup basketball for just over 2 hours and my ankle was still really hurting but I managed to keep playing for the full 2 hours.

I have also not drunk any coca-cola since saturday afternoon which is pretty good.

I am planning to do an hour on the exercise bike after work for the rest of the week.

I am also going to start streching at night for 30minutes to 1 hour as I think a lot of my problems result from a lack of flexability.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

more setbacks

Have been unable to do any exercise since sunday as my ankle is really hurting. I am going to ice and rest it until monday and then see how it goes.

As I couldn't exercise this week I have stopped drinking coke (coca cola) which is the main reason that I have piled on the pounds. On average I have been drinking about 2 litrs of coke a day which as well as making me fat has strted to give me indigestion so I figured it was time to stop.

It hasnt been that hard so far although I am feeling a bit run down due to the lack of caffeine I guess. On the plus side I am feeling much less bloated and my jeans are feeling less tight :-)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

I played 1 hour of 1 vs 1 basketball this morning and my ankle is hanning now!!!!
I have taken nurophen and had my ankle elevated for 2 hours and still cant walk!

I amgoing to try and ride the esercise bike tomorrow morning to see how the ankle is.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Back to Basketball

Basketball started again last night managed to play full court 5 v 5 for 2 hours with little problem with fitness.

My ankle is reall not right still and is really bad when I jump off of one leg.

While I have been laid up with my ankle swollen I have decided on a plan of action to get fit.

From now on I will be playing basketball 2 times a week for 2 hours (Tues and Sunday) in order to get fit I need to first loose some weight in order to start jump training again. The 2 sessions a week will help with this but I have designed a stratergy to help the weight loss. As it is the rainy season here in Brasil at the moment I can't rely on being able to play basketball outside every night as I had planned.

Starting next monday (21-01-13) I am going to do the following for 1 month:

Weekdays before Work:

Take dog for walk for 40 minutes.

Weekdays after work

Stationary bike for 1 hour Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri (Basketball Tuesday Nights)

Saturday Mornings

2 hour Bike ride on the dirt tracks around the town.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

More Setbacks

This weekend we went away to the beach for my birthday and I managed to twist my bad ankle 3 times!!! This is going to set my training back at least a week!!! I am planning to Ice my ankle for the next 4 days then hopefully sunday I will be OK to start cycling again but I will see.

Next week I will have to start with the rehab exercised again to get the propreoreception back as well and I am going to start to weat the ankle brace all the time for the next month or so to try and stop me twisting it again!!!

What a great birhtday present.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

As per usual the minute that I plan to start training my work life gets really busy!!! This means that I am already a week behind on my training before I have even started.

This morning was the first time that I have been able to exercise before work. I did 30 minutes on the exercise bike (14.98km) on level 2 folled by a 30 minute walk with the dog followed by another 15 minutes on the exercise bike on level 2 (7.47km).

All in all not bad! I am going to try and go to the clubbe tonight as well after work to play some basketball.