Thursday, 25 March 2010

New bike

I have bought myself a bike! It's my birthday next week and i've asked my family to give me some money to go towards a bike. Now the one's that I absolutely love are too much money but i'm going to save up and hopefully get one next year! Here they are- pure bike porn for me!!! They range from £400-600 and I love all 3 so don't know how i'd choose!

This is the Electra Gypsy

This is the Electra Om

This is the Electra Petra Zillia

But due to a cash flow problem I've bought the below for £130 which is the same type of bike as the above- a beach cruiser bike but not a flashy expensive one! But I have bought the basket below from halfords for £15 and i'm going to sew a nice liner to go inside like the ones above. I've bought a funky bell (below) and going to attach a nice pink flower like on the Electra Om. So even though i know it's not the one's I really want it will do for now. Will post a pic once I have it!

So I am going to bike a lot more and not drive. So to the shops or into town. The basket comes off so you can carry around town get your fruit and veg etc which we do on Saturday at the market and then can pop it back on my bike and off I go! Mind you think it would look a lot more romantic in Paris rather than Banbury!!!
I've been great at getting back on track this week. Food wise been doing well and been doing 60 mins on cross trainer and doing weights and circuits too. Today i'm having a rest day though as my knees are hurting a bit as i've been doing so much!!! Hoping for a good loss at weigh in on Monday. I need to get to that 1st stone mark as it's taken so long. I've lost over a stone since starting but this is from actually starting my meetings so i'll get to put a sticker on the board!!
I also ordered some protien shakes from as they are a lot cheaper than maxitone. Not used all my maxitone yet so won't be using it just yet but will post my reviews on both once i've tried it. But price wise Maxitone Sculptress is £29.99 for 700g and one serving is 2 x 25g scoops so 14 servings. They say to have 2 servings a day but i just have one- after my workout so basically a 2 week supply for me. My Protien costs £12.45 per 1kg and one serving is 1 x 25g scoop so getting 40 servings so that's great.
Nutritional info for Maxitone Strawberry:

Per 50g Serving
Energy 179kcal/756kJ
Protein 32g
Carbohydrate 8.4g
of which sugars 4.2g
of which polyols 4.2g
Fats 2.9g
of which saturates 1.5g
Fibre 1.7g
Sodium 0.30g
And My Protien:

Nutritional Information (per 30g):
Energy 118.0cal
Energy 497.0kJ
Protein (dry basis) 24.6g
Protein (as-is) 23.6g
Fat 2.1g
Carbohydrates 1.8g
Calcium 150.0mg
So Maxitone 64% protien and My Protien 79%
That's as far as i've compared them for now but will review a bit more once i've tried both.


  1. Hi there,

    I've been looking for a similar bike - where did you get your £130 one from? What make is it?


  2. It's from not as nice as the electra but a cheaper alternative!

  3. Hi.
    Just wondering how your bike is holding up. I've been wanting an Electra as well, but cant justify spending so much on a bike. I've been looking at the sunlova bikes, one of their other cruisers.

  4. The bike is fine so far. I love it :-) Takes a little while to get used to the cruiser style. But I hadn't been on a bike for about 8 years!!! I had no probs with sunlova. Good service and delivery.

    I dream of owning an electra one day :-)