CW.CC riders' stories: Daniel Braddock's story

Decathlon UK is the proud to sponsor CW.CC, and are featuring the stories of some of our members on their blog. The latest features Daniel Braddock discussing how cycling has improved his lifestyle. If you would like your story to feature on the blog, please get in touch!

 

If I am honest it wasn’t a shock being told I had Type 2 Diabetes. I knew something was up as I found myself desperately thirsty at all times, I gained a load of weight and I found myself needing a nap in the middle of the day. I had been making changes to my life albeit slowly. I gave up drinking about 4 years ago followed by smoking 3 years ago but I couldn’t kick my one weakness – food!

To put it simply I was a pig. If I was asked I would go supersize. I thought nothing of munching my way through a big slab of chocolate in an evening. I did try a little by having diet cola rather than the full sugar but there I was close to 18 stone with nobody to blame but myself.

I had lost a large amount of weight about 10 years ago on a low-carb diet but that all came back on after the birth of my daughter when I just didn’t bother to follow it any more.

Years of working away hadn’t helped. Healthy meal or curry and beer? Easy choice for a man living out of a suitcase. If not curry then Pizza or Ribs or Burger and Chips. Always a diet cola though.

I was a latecomer to cycling. I had done it when I was a child but it was always just messing about on my bike rather than anything serious. Football was my sport but more of that another time.

Read Daniel's full entry on the Decathlon UK blog right here.

 

 

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