I posted last week about the Biggest Loser.
The myths and misconceptions continue unabated and yeah I’m still watching…..
But just so we are clear. Don’t try to trade off calories on the treadmill for the extra 20-30kgs you are wearing. You don’t have enough time to do this and you will be bored before you even burn up the proverbial drop in the ocean and or get injured in the process. So am I saying that calories don’t matter?
Well Yes and No.
Yes because what you think is a calorie probably isn’t and No because an excess of energy consumed WILL become stored fat. SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER THEN MR PERSONAL TRAINER!!! Don’t worry I can feel your frustration. But here it is in a nutshell- (keep in mind that these are general guidelines and may not suit your particular circumstances or need specific explanation. Consult with a professional to clarify what is right for you personally. We would be a good first contact!)
Sometimes the devil is in the detail or getting started is just hard to do. That’s why we exist. You know where we are!
p.s. The bit I left out above is finding your own personal ‘why’ to help get you started but more importantly to keep you going. I will share mine. I see life as a one time shot and I see many things that are great to do and most of them require a certain level of fitness, strength and mobility. It is my goal to maintain as much of that for as long as I can so I can take as big a chunk out of this thing we call life as possible. What’s yours?