I tend to be a bit of a loner and this carries across in just about everything I do. I'm in the process of recovering from a bout of cancer and decided that at the age of 50 I needed to do something to get healthy again after years of neglect. I started surfing again (after 20 years) but realised that my fitness levels had bitten the dust so a friend of mine suggested BFL. Going to a gym was out of the question as I knew that it wouldn't last, so I kitted out one of my larger bedrooms into a gym with all the home gym gear...Eliptical, multi-machine, bench press and weights and have just asked a friend to build me a captains chair.
I have just completed week 4 and getting into it in a big way.
I have read many notices on this forum about people not noticing any changes in the first 4 weeks.
I have found I have become hooked on the whole scientific aspect of improving my health in both diet and training and this has become my motivation. I went and bought myself a Polar FT80 Trainer (fitness heart monitor) which I wear during each training session and then download the results onto my Mac. I can see the results after every session and have seen a good steady improvement over the past 4 weeks from day one. I even try and improve on the previous and try and set new records. I then created a whole lot of Excel charts monitoring various aspects such as my weight, waist, BMI, body fat, Vo2 Max and general measurements with targets set in each one. Every Sunday I go through the process and even tho I don't feel or see many changes physically, the charts are showing significant changes. This morning I am on top of the moon. I have lost 3 kgs and my waist is down 5cm. All the other measurements are up and down in the right places, Biceps is up 2 cm. My Vo2 Max as gone from 24 - 26 - 36. Thats low fitness to moderate which is unbelievable. I can now see where I need to improve and where I need to slow down.
Besides this motivation there is no way I can stop as I don't want to have to walk past an un-used gym every morning. That would be too embarrassing
Soooo...If you can't physically see and feel the changes. It is happening.
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