Jul 02

Started to Get in Better Shape

I have been trying to lose a bit of weight and to get in better shape. I have started out by walking and using a treadmill at the gym at the office. After a bit I started to walk faster and that actually is a lot more effective from what I have been able to deduce. Of course there is a thing on the treadmill that tells you how many calories you are burning. This girl at work was teaching me about weight training for yoga which is sort of odd when you think about it, since yoga is often thought of as the opposite of weight training philosophically. You do it when you want to keep limber and flexible, which is not what they say about weight training. It is supposed to bind you up as they say. Of course you can train with weights in all sorts of ways, and there is not any rule that you can not do all sorts of things at the same time.

It is a really simple concept when you really think about it, but that does not make it an easy thing for you to do. You want to burn off more calories than you take in, so this is an integrated concept. In reality the way to lose weight and keep it off, that involves changing the way that you live your life. It is not so simple as doing one thing and thinking that is going to solve all of your problems. Instead you have to take a good look at every thing that goes in your mouth and cut back on things where you are getting empty calories. I figure that cutting out the sweet tea and soda is a huge thing for me. Just replacing that with water should get rid of thousands of calories.