Saturday, August 26, 2006

Week 50

Finally the formula that works!
Over the past few weeks I have tried a variety of workout schedules. Playing around with the amount time spent between aerobic activity (cycling) and anaerobic activity (weight training).
Even tweaking the type of workouts (high reps/moderate weight) to (low reps/heavy weight).
Here is what I have learned.
Diet (not to be confused with dieting) sets the foundation.
Start by cutting the crap! Refined sugars and processed items all have to go.
Include a certain portion of good fats in your meals (I prefer avocados and almonds).
Scheduled meals (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner).
Skipping meals is not an option.
Diet alone will not improve your health, fitness, or energy levels.
Exercise is a must, otherwise the body will adapt (Yes you will lose weight by
changing your eating habits, but you will not be any healthier).

One can lose weight but not change your percentage of body fat.
The body uses protein to build muscle, (your body will rob Peter to pay Paul).
The best source of protein the body has available is existing muscle.
So if one does not make a conscious effort to increase protein intake the body
will use what it has on hand.

Weight training is the fastest way for me to burn fat, but aerobic activity
is necessary to exercise the heart and lungs.

By exercising regularly I have noticed increased energy levels, better mental focus,
improved confidence, decreased stress and a better overall attitude when placed in stressful situations, a healthier relationship with my loved ones.

Week 50
SW: 210
CW: 182.6
TW: 175
WL: 27.4
WR: 7.6

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Week 47-49

I'm really beginning to enjoy working out, and if I miss
a day I can feel it. Now the workouts serve as an energy boost
at the end of a long day.

Week 49
SW: 210
CW: 185.5
TW: 175
WL: 24.5
WR: 10.5