|Originally posted by Mark Kumpf
So here's my question: What is an effective way for a time-challenged and girth-challenged guy to get a handle on the problem. Any suggestions? ==== Help....
I sure wish *I* knew that secret too!!! Well, I don't share this with many, but, I am one of those AWFUL folk who never had a weight problem . . . . until I hit the age of about 45. WHAM! I suspect that it also had to do with increased negative stresses that coincided with that. (I have a VERY driven husband, and I think sometimes that we share my one willpower
The worst part, for me, is that I have in the past been in great shape, exercising very regularly, eating really clean. I didn't realize then, how fortunate I was and how important it should have been to stay with that routine, to keep from putting on weight. I was weight-training with the help of a personal trainer, and when I stopped doing the weight-training, I forgot
to stop eating like a weight-trainer. And, I firmly believe that if we are gonna impress the general public with how important animals are to people, we rescuers should be walking examples. So I am kicking myself to try and get back into gear.
If you are time-crunched, and there is ANY way that you can find to afford it, work with a trainer. You really WILL make more progress, more safely, than you can on your own.
Mark, does the police department have a physical training element that maybe, they could include ACOs in on in your area? My job's not at ALL physical, so, bummer, I sit at a desk all day, now. Oh, and falling while crossing a wet floor leaving the office a while back did NOT help my exercise routine one bit!! I've just recently started getting back on the treadmill to walk some. I have the benefit of knowing, from before, that ONCE I get into a routine, I'll actually have more energy than if I just came home and crashed. And I can handle stresses better.
Like Mary Louise Mastrantonio's character says in THE ABYSS, "Ya gotta have priorities."
Oh yeah - been to England but not for school. You all lucky folks, I'm a trifle jealous!