Hey everyone. Last year my resolution was to quit smoking. So on the 3rd of January 2007 I had my last drag and threw the rest away.
This year I decided to lose 15kg. Anyway I was watching something on Telli the other day. I was mortified when I realised how much sense it makes. It was on a kids show too, which is worse cos if I didn't have kids I wouldn't have seen it.
Over the years we've been told to do a small amount of exercise every day right? Well apparently, according to this show, that's wrong.
It said that small amounts of moderate exercise increase appetite without burning fat.
It also said to decrease appetite and burn fat we need to do Heavy exercise for an extended period of time, and once a week is enough.
Anyway I decided to put it to the test, so I hauled my 93kg ass into a Kayak and paddled up a river for an hour last friday, then on Tuesday I walked 5km up hill in the heat. Today I swam laps for an hour. Ok so that's 2 times a week but I wanted to check it out.
This evening after dinner at my parents I weighed myself. I'm already down to 90kg. AND that wasn't my morning weight. And my appetite hasn't increased at all.
So I think the proof is in the pudding, or the jelly, cos that's kind of what my butt still resembles.
TV has been lying to me all these years.
At least I saw that show. It was all about marathon runners etc.
I always wondered why my little brother stayed thin. He is lazy all the time but on weekends he does stuff like bushwalking or snorkling.
And the rest of my family, like me, used to go for a 10 min walk 3-5 times a week. We're fat, go figure.
I'll keep my progress posted. Cheerio!