A Dads Fitness Journey 2024 10/2/2024 – 23/2/2024

Half term rolled around and this was a switch in the schedule for me. I usually take every single school holiday off work other than an occasional hour or two in the morning so this meant I could keep up the fitness regime despite a busy schedule.

We had a great half term of parks, and reservoirs, visiting family, swimming and just having an awesome time with the kids!

We spent a fair bit of time in the car driving to see family across the country so I had more aches and pains than usual. Not the most optimum preparation for the body. Thankfully my fitness schedule didn’t suffer and I clocked the highest total distance on the bike. My goal is to stay in the 40/60 minute range of cycling and up the resistance vs distance but this felt like a positive milestone. 

Due to half term, I wasn’t able to write up my schedule so this is a combination of two weeks. This week has been another positive week clocking some good resistance band workouts and time on the bike. I started football again this week and although I love the social side it’s far easier to pick up aches and pains and it messes with my sleep schedule (we didn’t finish until 9:30 pm this week). Still, it’s a brilliant group of lads and hugely enjoyable.,

Here are the numbers:

Saturday10/2/2024Spin Bike60 mins21.3km
Sunday11/2/2024Resistence Bands35 mins12 sets
Monday12/2/2024Spin Bike40 mins14km
Monday12/2/2024Body weight25 mins9 sets
Tuesday13/2/2024Spin Bike60 mins21.7km
Wednesday14/2/2024Resistance Bands35 mins12 sets
Wednesday14/2/2024Spin Bike30 mins11km
Thursday15/2/2024Press Up Variations20 mins12 sets
Thursday15/2/2024Spin Bike40 mins14.2km
Friday16/2/2024Spin Bike60 mins20.8km
Saturday17/2/2024Resistance Bands25 mins8 sets
Saturday17/2/2024Spin Bike45 mins16.2km
Sunday18/2/2024Body weight (x2 press-up variation)35 mins12 sets
Monday19/2/2024Resistance Bands30 mins10 sets
Monday19/2/2024Spin Bike22 mins7.43km
Monday19/2/2024Spin Bike25mins8.78km
Tuesday20/2/2024Spin Bike55 mins18.65km
Wednesday21/2/2024Body weight (x2 press-up variation)30 mins12 sets
Wednesday21/2/2024Spin Bike50 mins18.2km
Thursday22/2/2024Football60 mins
FridaySpin Bike45mins16.2km

A couple of observations this week:

  • I took a tumble at football and landed fully on my shoulder so will be taking a few days off resistance training. I’ve purposely created a ‘low impact’ fitness regime to avoid injury and focus on consistency so Football is a break from this. Still, it’s a great social exercise.
  • We walk or cycle our daughter to school daily and I don’t count these here. 
  • Within half term, we did a ton of walking. Our favourite was Damflask Reservoir in the village of Low Bradfield (Peaks).
  • Next week is measurement week!

How is your fitness journey going? Would love to hear from others who are adding some consistency to their life!

Last Updated on February 23, 2024 by Ryan

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