Who Exercises?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Rob e Lee, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Rob e Lee

    Rob e Lee Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    555
    Location:
    Surrey
    From the beginning of January I decided I needed to get a bit more fit. My knees get a bit sore but I love biking. So, every morning around 5am I ride from home up to the top of Epsom Downs which in my case is quite a good workout. I average around a 13 mile round trip.

    I love the quietness as there is virtually no one around. If I do the ride any later I often have to slow down when approaching the Race Horses which are starting their early morning gallops and can be quite skittish and easily spooked.

    My intention as stated was to get fitter and keeps my knees supple but in the process have started to lose some weight (which I could do with) and this has motivated me to keep on keeping on. The real bonus is I haven't cut down on food intake.

    Trousers and shorts which were to tight now fit and two notches on my belt less :)

    Anyone else doing similar?

    Rob
     
    • Like it Like it x 16
  2. davidbaldam

    davidbaldam Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,206
    Likes Received:
    8,325
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    Trying to go to the gym 3 times a week, while doing the 5-2 diet, works if I stick to it. :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  3. Tea Bag

    Tea Bag Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    2,302
    Location:
    Portugal
    Hi.
    Was borderline Diabetes 2.Cut out bread and spuds,(Well halved lol),always out with the growler and this has worked for me,as well as felling trees,cutting them up and then splitting for logs....... So the Gym's out...To tired LOL. Best of luck with your endeavours.
    Tea Bag
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. landscaper

    landscaper Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Devon
    A cocker spaniel in the house makes daily long exercise compulsory! Well done for loosing weight - it is a tough job
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  5. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    5,130
    Likes Received:
    8,356
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Well done keep it up.
    Did the same thing 18 months ago, weight was starting to creep up so got out the mountain bike. However knees just wouldn't have it so bought an electric bike. What a difference can now cycle 20 / 30 miles with very little battery assistance in fact usually none for the first 15 / 20 miles. Lost one and half stone in weight and feel so much better.(y)(y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  6. Spidey

    Spidey Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    985
    Likes Received:
    622
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I do exercise at home sean T25. 25 mins of intensive exercise, :-( hate doing it but needs must. However find i lose weight and feel fitter when we are away with the van. This is because we walk loads so i would rather be away walking than at home. :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  7. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,037
    Location:
    Sarth London
    I do cycle and go for walks...as for gym/excercise that's far to dangerous! :cautious:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    4,426
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    Walking 3 dogs 2 or 3 times a day for a couple of miles and rounding up a dozen chickens each evening, mowing the lawn and chainsawing trees around the garden is enough exercise for the moment. I need to get the bike out as the weather is improving and the house still needs renovating.
    Cant wait for bedtime, and the weight seems to be dropping a little after Christmas. Still, I am very impressed with your 13 mile daily ride.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  9. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,632
    Likes Received:
    11,923
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    I get out of bed!......EVERY day!!!
     
    • Like it Like it x 9
    • Funny Funny x 5
  10. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    5,130
    Likes Received:
    8,356
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Everyday!!!!:eek:
    Blimey quite a feat for someone your age.:)
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. MannClan

    MannClan Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    180
    Location:
    Peterborough
    just started on the bike - definitely need to lose some weight as going on a cruise in June and I am fairly sure (positive !!!) I cannot get into my DJ
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  12. Viennese

    Viennese Funster

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    2,707
    Location:
    Oxford
    Well done you!
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  13. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    9,067
    Likes Received:
    12,416
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    Another vote for dogs. Our late Jack Russell just didn't do long walks in his later years but we now have a six month old pup. Did five miles on Dartmoor this afternoon including a bit of geocaching which also gets my legs working and last week on a brief visit to Cornwall my longest walk was twelve miles along the coast. The latter was preparation for a MH rally I'm organising where this walk will be one of the events - not compulsory I hasten to add! The other events major on food and drink.:) However, organising the rally exercises another useful organ - the brain! (y)

    Now, what was I writing about...?
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    1,047
    Location:
    Correze France
    So you've thrown away that Fitbit then lol And when you can see where you are going now too :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  15. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,775
    Likes Received:
    37,111
    Location:
    kent
    I walk to and from work at the moment which is 1.5 miles each way.

    Quite enjoying it , especially on a sunny morning.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  16. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,632
    Likes Received:
    11,923
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Nope still have it!
    Like having two wife's!!!
     
  17. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    5,130
    Likes Received:
    8,356
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Two Wives:eek::eek::eek:
    Who the bloody hell would want two wives.o_O
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  18. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,632
    Likes Received:
    11,923
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    I must be a masochist!!!
     
  19. Stroppy Bird

    Stroppy Bird Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    409
    Location:
    Lincs
    Me too.

    I have to cover the countdown timer up. I know it's only 25mins but it seems to go on forever. It's ok when it gets to sub 10 mins but up until then :cry: So I found the easiest thing was to just stick something over it on the tv.
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  20. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    DBK, have missed which your rally. Can you point me in toward 'yours?', please
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. mojo
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    128
  2. cookie
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    323
  3. cookie
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    419
  4. Shrimp64
    Replies:
    92
    Views:
    3,593
  5. irnbru
    Replies:
    24
    Views:
    789

Share This Page