So the time has come. I have decided that I need to lose weight.
So far, so good, though. Since November 2010, I have lost about 7 and a half kilos. Pretty happy with that. But now it’s time to start getting a little more serious.
Time to start actually exercising.
The problem with exercise is that it isn’t very fun. So, I’m trying to find ways to be able to get some exercise that are fun and don’t cost any (or little) money. I’m thinking two things at the moment.
Firstly, I’ve started doing push ups and sit ups. Cost = $0, energy spent = negligable, enjoyment = not much. However, it’s kind of tightening things up and hurting – so it must be good. My plan is pretty simple. I am crap as push ups and sit ups so I’ve decided to start relalistically. The first time (yesterday) I got up to 15. That’s it. 15 push ups and 15 sit ups. I really couldn’t do any more than that and was fatigued afterwards.
However, I persevered and I made my 15. Today I did 16. Tomorrow, 17 and so on. Eventually I’ll get to 100 or whatever, but it will be slowly and only the same small increase each day. It’s going okay, but I’m hoping my body will respond quickly.
Second, is hackysack (also called foot bag). Cost = $0, energy spent = high, enjoyment = heaps, but equipment and location is required. My idea is to go down to the local park at lunch or after work and kick the foot bag around a bit. 30 mins probably. High energy so it should burn some fat. Looking forward to it,