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Found a way to avoid "wine o'clock"

A few experiences over the years have convinced me that I do not overeat - but my propensity for a couple of glasses of wine each day is what puts weight onto me. I have always found 4 PM to be the time of "temptation" - in the lead up to dinner at the time of day when I am winding down and a time that many here sit down for a social drink.

I have an old indoor exercise bike in my backroom home "gym" - somebody donated it to me. I am absolutely sure that they punched the air when they got rid of it. It is a real cheapie when compared to the ones at the gym I go to and is not very satisfying to use. However it does work. I have found a series of Youtube videos that can be downloaded and loaded into a small tablet and designed a small gizmo to hold it onto the front of the bike. Yesterday at 4PM I rode this bike through some State Park in the US with a couple of fit young things - I followed behind them and considering how fast they were going, it was amazing that I could keep up with them. I worked up a real sweat!! :) This is much better than sitting down with half a bottle of wine :)

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For me it is beer-o'clock. Maybe I should strap my tablet to the elliptical and run through the "temptation zone" too. But if I'm honest, I'll probably crack a cold one next time around :)

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There are loads of " Road to......." videos on YouTube which could keep you amused and sober for months, Bazza.

I have found my recent cycling works the upper legs way more than running. I hope to find out at the weekend whether that is a useful contribution to my musculature.

Get running soon.

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Yes - to your second para. I find cycling to be quite tiring

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Really find 30 mins max of stat cycling enough, as gets so boring, although feels great on the legs, so can put up with it, while watching TV or listening to the radio. But those ride too... videos you speak of seem a good alternative, will look into them, thanks.. as for wine, me and the missus only drink a bottle of red between us over the weekend, but then I also like to crack a cold one on occasion..😊

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I posted a link to a bunch of Aussie ones over in the C25K forum

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Brilliant strategy Bazza. But I fear it only delays the inevitable 😉

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Congratulations for beating what I term the "Cork pop Pavlovian reflex". I had the same problem - made even more difficult by living in a region where good wine can be bought on tap and is cheaper than petrol. I replaced the wine with Perrier and lemon - I'm not an evening exercise person. Although maybe if I had fit young things to run after in the vineyards, I might change my mind :)

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Great stuff! Sounds like fun, and if it keeps you preoccupied then all the better. Plus you get to see the world without leaving the house

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I have a similar weakness. Great plan. And with all the cash you'll be saving from not buying so much vino you'll soon be able to upgrade the bike!😀

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