Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Aromatic Aerobics

This would seem to be 'sound' evidence against exercise, specifically after a meal of beans and brussel sprouts.



Which reminds me, I put in a 90 minute cardio work out this morning, 30 on the TreadClimber followed by 60 on the elliptical machine. Free of sound effects or any other sensory unpleasantness. I've been increasing my cardio time in recent days because while I'm getting stronger and more toned, I'm not getting lighter and leaner. This is no mystery. I like food. I like to eat food. This isn't to imply I'm pigging out. I eat three meals a day consisting of fruit, protein and veggies. No sugar. No alcohol. No fast food. Minimal flour, fats or processed foods. I don't stuff myself with food but it would be fair to say I have a hearty appetite and have developed the uncanny ability in the course of each day to consume precisely the number of calories equaling the calories burned that day resulting in no gain, no loss, no harm, no foul. Let's put a positive spin on this. I'm an expert at maintaining my weight, a skill that a lot of other people seem to lack and this would all be a wonderful thing were I actually at a weight I wanted to maintain. And so to make some headway, I've developed a two stage strategy plan.

  1. Increase my time at the gym in strength-training and cardio workouts which will burn additional calories and then,
  2. Convince myself through self-deception that instead of having been to the gym I've actually been laying on the couch all day long. Thus with the false belief securely in place I'll automatically regulate my intake of calories to equal calories burned on a lazybutt day and not a sweat-n-grunt day.
Madness or genius? Only time and the bathroom scales will tell.

9 comments:

Steve said...

That is TOOOOOO FUNNY . I wonder if that actually aired.

You're not going to diet while you're in Greece are you? cmon..live a little.

Just kidding...

Laufenweg said...

hilarious video - and so "human." ha

good luck with the weight loss strategy! :-) your increased activity should do the trick. try setting a time that you end eating for the day...and then "close the kitchen" and don't go back in there. (harder than it sounds!) i practically have to BARRICADE the kitchen door. (i need visual aids).

Anonymous said...

Anita: We are missing you on our walking yahoogroup...come join us OK?? Steve will be telling us all about his OR walk and we'll be sharing BSIM after this weekend. I miss your witty comments!
Vic

jeanne said...

so THAT is the secret!?? make the calories IN equal calories out, eh? What evil maniac came up with THAT plan??

i think this is a skill you can put on your resume! should you ever need one.

D said...

I'd vote for genius! One other thing I thought of while reading your post: opt for the stairs over the elevator (and PRETEND you're not burning extra calories and therefore will not match those calories with food), take a few five minute walk breaks throughout the day (same pretending required here). Keep up the great work with all the cardio!!

Diddy said...

I love doing aerobics too! I also started using these special sneaker call 'Muscle Trainers' while I step and they help me to burn more calories, they seem to be working well for me. They contain a special weight within the sole of the sneaker that helps burn calories faster.

Hope this helps someone else!

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Justin said...

This is hilarious. Oh...the downfalls of live TV.

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