Yes it’s time. Time to make a few changes in my life. This year has been a year of changes but this could be one of the more important ones that I make. Like many Australians I have slipped into a fairly sedentary lifestyle. I enjoyed a burst of energy during my mid 30’s that lasted for a few years and slowly I have slipped into a lifestyle of less and less activity.
But I realise that I cannot continue this way. I have always enjoyed bike riding so this one is right up my alley.
A REVOLUTION in weight loss is about to hit Sydney after scientists devised a workout that burns three times the amount of fat.
They found their specific brand of interval training prompts the body to click into a metabolic response that allows more fat to be burned under the skin and within the muscles.
Researchers at the University of NSW and the Garvan Institute studied 45 overweight women over 15 weeks, putting them through a 20 minute cycling regime in which they sprinted on a stationary bike for eight seconds followed by 12 seconds of cycling lightly.
“They lost three times more weight as other women who exercised at a continuous, regular pace for 40 minutes,” UNSW Associate Professor Steve Boutcher said.
I intend to lose about 10 kg all up. Theoretically this should take me about 10 weeks but I will give myself 3 whole months. I don’t intend to blog all the time about it but it is an important part of the development of myself as a person.
A crucial figure is my waist measurement. It is 2 inches above what it should be and at my age this becomes increasingly important. So I need to reduce it.
Good luck with that, Chris. 20 minutes at three cycles a minute. My maths tells me that’s 480 seconds of sprinting…8 minutes! The very thought of it is enough to prompt me to remind you to remember your lycra shorts. I suspect that chaffing through 8 seconds would be worse than chaffing through 100km of a light walk.
Can you give us a daily update on how it’s going? Maybe after a week of hearing of your success, those lesser motivated than you might give it a burl, too.
Too busy riding my bike to blog. I will get back to blogging soon. Tonight maybe?