This post’s based on the 1-3-6 method I blogged about back in Oct 2008.
Current Weight: 83 kg
a) The 1 important outcome is:
Goal: Achieve target weight of 77 kg by 31 Dec 2011
b) The 3 things I can do that increase the probability of achieving the desired outcome:
1- Increase my walking from (approx) 10 minutes to 20 minutes per day.
2- Add a seven minute circuits session (using own body weight) to running-in-the-park sessions.
3- Walk up nine flights of stairs an average of 3 times per day (rolling monthly average.)
This is natural weight training for the legs and really does tone muscle, in my experience.
And now comes the harder part.
c) The 6 things I need to stop doing (or reduce) so I have more time and energy to focus on a) and b) above.
1- Eliminate all snacking after 9 pm. (Melted butter on toast, a cup of coffee and a slice or two of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk around 11:30pm…and I could write well into the wee hours. Boy, am I addicted to the stillness of the night haha!)
2- Stop all weekday beers. (Beer goes well with the salty nature of many Japanese dishes but it also makes me drowsy after 8pm, as well as pile on the calories.)
3- Get to bed by 11 pm (so I can get up early enough to run, take the dog out, and avoid the crazy heat / humidity).
4- Stop buying chocolate most Friday lunchtimes… this is my contribution to TGIF. Out it goes.
5- Eliminate sitting still for more than an hour at a time. I often do this when writing or studying. The plan now is to move about every 20 minutes or so.
Well, in the time allotted to write this post I could only come up with five of the six things to stop doing. If #6 pops into my mind later, I’ll add it this post.
The plan’s to write an update on this project around year’s end.
(March 2012 Update: Sorry for the delay. Writing an update to this post is now on the agenda!)