[ Miscellaneous: 2011 album on Flickr ]
My new exercise bike in my living-room on 21st December, 2011.( Collapse )
My new skinnification utensil (see above; £99 plus £5.50 delivery-fee from Argos) arrived a week ago last Monday, just in time for me to succumb to a delightful dose of the 'flu. As a result, I haven't been well enough until now to embark upon my mission, but I resolved to make a start today, and have achieved my goal of two fifteen-minute sessions (actually 25 and 21.5 minutes respectively, as I continued cycling until the end of the songs that were playing on my computer at the time). Fifteen minutes per session may not seem like much, but it's been a long time since I've done any serious exercise, and it was quite long enough for me to work up a sweat. In fact, I haven't needed to put the fire on all night, so I've achieved a very useful additional benefit which I'd been hoping to gain from utilising the skinnification-utensil.
My plan is now to increase the length of my sessions by one minute per day until I'm doing perhaps two 45- or 60-minute sessions per day. I'm sure that will be enough to achieve the desired effect. Back in the days when I was so skinny that I kept having to haul my 30"-waist breeks up, I was in the habit of doing one daily 60-minute exercise bike session.
I'm fair' pleased with myself and feeling good!