I was told during my (university appointed and constantly rotating) doctor that I was now medically ‘overweight’. I also happened to be in the midst of a back injury, although thankfully the worse symptoms had subsided before I had to demonstrate my comprehensive fitness.
On the back of these fairly sizable health issues, I decided it was perhaps time to finally cut out the constant takeaways and non-existent exercise plan – and upon July the 1st, I implemented this.
So far, over half way through the month, I have actually managed to stick to the vague logistics, exercising all but two days and since day 7 in increasing amounts. Although I am still erring to the cautious side with the cardio and muscle work in deference to my back issues, so far it seems to be working.
Which I never actually saw coming.
With a BMI of 26 at the start and weight of about 80kg, I have managed to drop down to 74kg already. Which, handily, spurs my efforts to continue training.
Eventually I will have to stop focusing on core weight loss and actually start building up to go racing again, as I can remember back to my first time in a car back in 2007 for just a slight idea on how out-of-practice I am likely to be.
That memory could have been due to some slight mechanical malady wherein the cars heater was required to be on to… stop the car overheating. Never quite fathomed that reasoning, but as the ‘non-mechanic’ in the discussion I decided not to question it.
Aside the constant imposition of exercise on my daily life (thankfully, it has been engineered to avoid my avid watching of E4’s remaining Friends airings, and in some cases, combined), racing activities have been largely confined to preparation for sponsorship. After dissecting the reference material I have available, with Jodie’s help, I realise why it takes so long to create a marketing package that will actually generate a response above “thanks, but no thanks”.
I have also made the slight change of plan in regards to class we’re aiming for, after reviewing the budgets, class size and some other factors. In short, even Formula Ford was deemed too pricey, and we’re looking at Formula Vee (with cars starting at £3,000; it seemed the no-brainer). Having witnessed the cars in action at Cadwell Park last weekend, they are certainly worthy beasts – and are televised to boot, on Motors TV this year.