A New Approach to Health

The last few years things have got out of hand, as I have mentioned already. I gained a fair chunk of bulk after breaking my ankle (properly doing it in - surgery required and everything), then just as I recovered I tore my back and, it seems, damaged a lower trunk disc whilst I was at it. Over the course of a year and a half of recovery I gained a fair bit of weight.

Slowly… very slowly… this had been coming down, until an OAP decided that they knew the rules of the road better than the highway code and T-Boned me on a roundabout back in November. My back was knackered once more (this time on the right hand side rather than the previous left), that pesky disc was playing up again and my right arm was, for want of a more technical term, gubbed.

Since then the weight has gone up… another 10kg or so. General health has also deteriorated further, my head space has been a little compromised too. Since early January I have been trying to tackle some of this with Yoga and physiotherapy. It has helped, things are moving - although still a long way from being able to operate normally and my love of mountain biking and motorcycling are still very much on hold.

So… what else can be done? I have always tried to stick to a diet which is reasonably healthy, balanced and consists of fresh foods. This isn’t helping matters though as I suspect I am way too carb heavy, so having read a lot (and looked at many before and after pictures) it seems that this new-fangled Keto diet may just work for me. Not as a long term strategy I should add, but at least over the Spring and Summer and perhaps for 6 - 12 months depending on how it all goes. As my body starts to work a bit better I will up the exercise along with it - walking, running… eventually mountain biking too. I will do photographs, a bit of a diary and see how this all goes for me over the coming months. As tradition dictates it is going to start tomorrow. Well it is both Monday and I need a little time to get myself ready!

This is going to tie in with other plans too - getting the house sorted out is going to be running concurrently, we will be travelling about a fair bit building our future ideas as well (more on that in the coming weeks) and I really want to have everything in place, and be fighting fit, before Spring 2020 ready to face the new challenges that are coming our way!

Wish me luck, I am going to need it!

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