Healthier by 2010 – not just me
Chris Brogan told a personal story about ‘scorching earth‘ : clearing his fridge from all unhealthy food upon return from vacation. Tim Ferriss is sharing his secrets in a new book coming out soon, and has dedicated many posts to discussing his transformation. These guys are an inspiration to me and I am so happy to be reading their documentation of their journey to better health.
Me I have decided to dedicate myself one hour a day in the gym, 5-6 times a week. Will that make a change? we’ll wait and see. I have consulted with a good friend of mine who considers the gym his home and here are the tips I got:
* to burn fat – do aerobics aerobics, aerobics. When I do get to run, I usually go for a 3-4 mile run. I will aim for 4-5 mile run 5-6 times a week.
* add weight training for upper body and back muscles strengthening
* food (yeah I was eager to get to this part already): 2 schools of thought here. I tend to go with ‘eat an energy bar 1 hour before training’ and my friend goes with ‘eat half a bagel and drink coffee with no milk or sugar 30 min before training”. I am curious about his approach which is suppose to ‘skip’ the 20 first min of protein burn straight into fat burn.
5-6 time a week is a lot, but if I keep it short, it should be sustainable. 21 days to build a habit, right?