By ThinGuy on Sep 10, 2007
Start. Tear trapezius. Stop.
Start. Need a root canal. Stop.
Start. Get pneumonia. Stop.
So goes my recent attempts of the last year and a half to get back in to shape. As a result, if you were to graph my weight, it would look like something you'd love to buy shares of on Nasdaq. You'd be set for life.
However the "dot fat" bubble has burst. I'm in the magical zone of where I've increased my resting metabolic rate (RMR) by increasing my muscle mass. This usually takes about 8-10 weeks on a good eating plan (6 small meals a day) coupled with solid weight training plan and cardio. Most importantly, it's also in this time frame that exercise and diet become habit.
While I'm only down 10 pounds on the scale, the things that really matter have changed. Body fat % and body measurements. I'll be posting those later today once I take them. I've lifted weights long enough to know the old adage of muscle weighs more really is true, and you need to avoid the scale and stick with your eating plan and weight training. When you increase your RMR, you'll be surprised at how fast the "fat" starts shedding off. And don't ever worry about looking bulky. Especially the girls out there. If it were that easy, we'd all look like body builders. It's not easy (nothing worthwhile is) and it takes dedication, but I promise you that it takes far less time than it took you to get out of shape.