Day 8 – 3rd August 2007

Weight – 112.3 Kg (247lb)

Weight Loss To Date: 2.2Kg (4.8 lb)

Blood Pressure – 122/81

Resting Heart Rate – 79

The first week is over! I am very happy at my 2.2 Kg weight loss over the last 7 days. To have lost this much weight without actually having gone on a calorie controlled diet, just goes to show that how unhealthily I was living before I started this lifestyle change.

So far, I havent missed anything. I use to have a drink most evenings, and that had become quite ingrained into my daily routine. However, I havent missed it one bit, and have been waking up with a clear head, every morning. I like that feeling!

The daily walk has stopped being a challenge. I can get round my route easily, and don't find it too taxing, so for week two, I am going to be introducing weights into my routine. I plan to do weights at least three days a week, exercising a couple of major muscle groups each session. I'll continue to do my daily walk, but maybe use that as a warmup for the gym on the days I am going to do weights.
I'll provde more details of this when I have worked it out myself, but I think it will be something like:

Day 1 – chest/back

Day 2 – Shoulders/arms

Day 3 – abdominals/legs

I won't set specific goals for how long I will stay in the gym, only that I need to initially do a couple of exercises for each muscle group. I'll also minimize rest between exercises so as to maximize the fat burning (keeping heart rate within the “zone” for a sustained period) process.

Also, in the next week, I'll start posting some of the recipes I have been eating. I have found my food processor very useful, especially for blending up fruit and vegetable “juices”. Look out for some of those recipes this week.

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.