There’s a Brit saying known as “on your bike” (sometimes colloquially called “on yer bike“). It basically means “go away and stop bothering me” but there are other definitions including some ‘Anglo-Saxon’ versions (I won’t repeat those here!)
When I moved to my current home nearly 7 years ago, the removals lorry unloaded our rather dusty bikes (pedal cycles) and stuffed them in the garage where they mostly remained until this year. A couple of months ago, I dusted them off, repaired punctures etc, and basically started putting them to better use. In fact, Chris got a new one out of the deal! I’m reasonably fit (considering) but finding it so easy to opt for the sofa and there’s always something worth watching on TV, or something to do on my computer. My personal trainer (Chris ♥) tends to provide some motivation, so it felt good that the recent bike idea came from me rather than from her.
However, some of the personal motivation came from a recent ‘brush’ with potential diabetic problems. My blood glucose test has been spiking in the last 12-18 months and an HbA1c in May (a better guide) put me just inside pre-diabetic range. This prompted me to look more carefully at diet and exercise. I need to do this without losing too much weight though, I’m still struggling to put the weight back I that I lost from the June chest infection.
I have so say I’m enjoying my new exercise and have had some nice bike rides in the local forests. I’ve since had a new HbA1c test which is back in normal range so I guess something is making it spike. Lanreotide is my first guess – you can read more about Diabetes and NETs by clicking here.
I’m working with my doctors on the issue.
In the meantime, I’m getting on my bike and so can Neuroendocrine Cancer!
Exercise – it’s a free prescription.
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