Is it working?
I have been following Tim's advice and have been using the SiS products religiously for the past month, so are they working?
Not only am I trying to follow the nutrition advice, but I have also got a basic training plan from a coach at the cycling club - which includes scary things like intervals, endurance rides and recovery rides so I have started to follow that as much as possible as well.
OMEGA 3 shots - I have nearly finished my first pot of omega 3 shots - I have taken them every day now for a month. I now take them in either orange juice or lemon squash (as they have lemon flavouring in them that seems to work quite well) - my skin is softer, whether they are contributing to my cardiac fitness I can't say but I am certainly going to keep taking them.
PROTEIN - I have eaten alot of eggs and taken alot of REGO recovery and SiS Protein shakes. I love the strawberry REGO recovery - it tastes great and is just what I need after a ride. When I have done a ride during the day I then have SiS REGO night, which I have bought more of in the past couple of weeks. I prefer the chocolate to the Vanilla, and it certainly seems to help me to be ready for another ride the next day. I have eaten a few biscuits over Xmas - but generally my biscuit consumption has gone right down! I was hoping to see my weight go down, which is hasn't - yet! All the protein makes me a bit......how do I put this politely?... windy.....which my family is not too keen on, but no pain no gain!
SiS Hydro - I like these little tablets - really easy to use and I can carry extras if I need to refill my water bottle. At the moment I am using these for rides less than 90 mins, and using GO Electrolyte for rides longer than this. I tried a long ride on just the Hydro and bonked - ending up having to take gels and energy bars, so I wont do that again!
So is all this working....you know what, I think it is! Last weekend on the club run someone said - 'wow Sarah you are back on form', and I feel like I am. I went out and did 100km yesterday and found it quite easy (it was as flat as a pancake but even so). The weight is not coming down, but I will keep working on that. I have a chat with Dr James Morton from SiS next week and have a few questions - I particularly want some advice on how to get through the Willy Warmer, which is a 210 km Audax that I am riding a week on Saturday....I will let you know how that goes!