So I proved my point. More on this later.
Today my mum rang and said she had been instructed by my younger brother who now lives in Europe to give away the remaining clothes he had stored at her place, so she rang me and asked me to come and go through them and see if anything fit.
I almost immediatley laughed at the suggestion, as my brother who is 3 years younger than I am, has always been lean (skinny) and at least 4" taller and nothing has changed.
However my clothing situation needed new blood as such so I thought what the hell and went around to check some new threads out. Everything fit, and fit well.
Its moments like these that I truly realise how far I have come.
Today I weighed in at 82.70kg, so maybe around 1kg loss in the last month, not much but the key here is, I am so close to final weight it doesnt matter much, I am so close to being at goal the last little bit will be harder to lose as the excess fat I now have percentage wise is much smaller than ever.
Late last week I did break through into 81kg but had a few carbs over the weekend, so all good in all. Oh and the fact that I have not gained any weight!!!!.
Now back to my opening sentence.
Prove that exercise itself has little to do with weight loss PROVEN, once undisputably proven exercise again.
Today is the start of that exercise regime. My main reason for the exercise other than the obvious health benefits is to tone up and shed the last niggly wobbly bits, I also wanted to see what lay beneath the fat that I was carrying, structure is definately good, but needs some toning to bring out the definition in the muscles.
So my method will be high intensity weight training for at least 15 minutes 2-3 times per week maximum, remember I am not doing this to bulk up but to tone.
Last time I started this regime I noticed that my strength noticably improved very quickly, within a few weeks, my resting heart rate dropped, everything felt firmer, the exercises themselves became easier, however because of the fat layer you just couldnt see the results. This time things will be different.
Now exercise 2-3 times a week doesnt sound like much, but this is high intensity weight training ie: work the muscle group to failure every time, intense and requires a good recovery period, muscle is built in recovery, metabolism is also raised for up to 48 hours. I also need to be doing something that I can easily continue for the rest of my life, just like the low carb eating plan, it has to be sustainable.
So for future reference here is what I could do from cold start.
Arm curls, standing position 18kg 1 arm at a time, right arm 15 til failure, left 13 til failure.
This one exercise will be my baseline.
What will be interesting here is how my weight will change.
Day one 82.70kg, average over the last week is 82.30kg.