I haven't really gone into detail on my current work situation.
I work in a shop that gets maybe 15 customers a day on a *busy* day and I have about an hours worth of real work I have to do and then time is my own for the rest of the day. Its paid under the table (long story) and I plan to be here until Octoberish when it will be time to go out and get a "real" job again.
Just the owner and I work here and he has been in Greece for the past 8 weeks and comes back to the shop this Thursday.... so I have been here 9 until 9, 7 days a week since July 1st.
I have found ways to get my exercise and have been strict about *only* eating food I cook as there are lots of take away options around here - except a subway here or there - so its been busy at the start and end of the day and boring for the rest of the time. I even have my toothbrush here and brush when I get in and just before I go home lol
Because I am cooking and trying to get life stuff done before work and then I basically get home, chillout for an hour and go to bed there has been no time to fit in gym.
The more i learn the more I understand how *important* resistance and weight training are to being able to maintain and achieve weight loss so I have been aching to get to the gym and get started on a weights and resistance program.
There have been a lot of studies that both agree *and* disagree that aerobic activity helps lose body fat but there is a general consensus that increasing your lean muscle *does* equal fat reduction in the body so my flabby tired muscles have got some work to do.
This is a podcast you may find interesting about aerobic activity and its effect on fat loss in the body.
I'd urge you to take a listen - some *very* illuminating information. I have already listened to it twice to get my head around it as its quite different to what we have traditionally thought.
I'll leave it to you as to whether you take on what they say or decide its not something you adhere to
*Anyway* - your body stores sugar in your muscles as ready energy. When your muscles are "full" that energy or sugar is converted to fat storage. By increasing the quality and quantity of your muscle mass you increase the amount of energy they can store and decrease the amount of fat that is stored.
I love doing leg work at the gym - after 45 years of carrying around an obese or overweight body my pins are pretty well toned...its the arms and belly and chest that need the most work *but* its just about time to start addressing this.
So if I do not report that I have been to the gym by this time next week get on my case!
My first day off in 8 weeks is on Thursday - can not wait!
Have a great day all!