Diet, day 6 (start of the second cycle)

Welp, it’s the start of the second ‘cycle’ of the diet, Cheat Day.

Had a bowl of muesli and an orange for breakfast, a couple of teas (with full fat milk) during the day, gorged a bit on lunch at McDonald’s with a big burger, a small chicken burger off the value menu, onion rings, a few fries (literally just a few) and a Diet Coke. I didn’t eat in the mid-afternoon because I was still full and for dinner I polished off the chicken skewers I got yesterday, and a small pot of yogurt that was going to go off soon.

One thing about this diet is that I don’t eat much real food, so it actually saves quite a bit of cash, but I have some fresh food that will go off if I don’t eat it as snacks during the days where I’m not fasting (you can snack on ‘free veg’ like carrots, broccoli, celery and other similar vegetables on Shake Day, Moderate Carbs Day and Protein Day).

Today’s workout wasn’t so bad but tomorrow I might struggle because of stuff I’m doing in the evening…so I need to get to bed early so I can wake up and work out in the morning. I hope I’m this motivated when I wake up!

Mountain biking – Achievements Unlocked!

Yesterday a workmate and I went to the same MTB course that we did a couple of weeks ago (my second time, his fifth or sixth), and while I’m still definitely at the noob level I’m getting to know my bike better, as well as learning how to deal with different trail sections much better.

I kept the fingers off the front brake for nearly the whole trail and attacked the berms (bobsled-style turns) much faster, although I could still use more speed/confidence going through them. I’m also still getting used to the rear end skidding out, which is good that I can handle it without freaking out, but probably not something I want to do regularly, since I need the speed going through the turns.

Here’s a video (not mine) of part of the trail we did, the last section, there’s more videos of parts of the same trail on that page.