My name is Chris and Im 25, male and overweight. I am endeavouring to change the latter of these things over the next 6 months or so.
I currently work in a job in the car sales industry and as of this week have begun a weight loss challenge amongst staff.
This includes personal training at a local park for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, which I am combining with tennis once a week as well as 2 sessions of freestyle martial arts which I have been training in but neglecting lately.
We had our first session Monday morning which included a weigh in and a beep test.
My results are as follows
Beep Test: 3.0
Poor figures I know, but I am determined and plan to change these figures. We are going to weigh in once a fortnight and also do a monthly beep test to track progress.
On top of that, we have an upcoming "Run for a Reason" coming up here in WA in 81 days time, which our "commando" is wanting us to sign up for (4.5km run/walk) and my aim is to not only be able to run the entire race by then, but also have shed at least 10% of my weight (13kg).
I am combining the exercise with calorie controlled diet and am determined to make this work.
On a side note, I have heard the discussion of 'duromine' mentioned in these forum and was wondering peoples opinions on the use of this in my situation (pros/cons/warnings!).
Other than that feel free to post ideas/advice/criticism/hate mail below