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where to be and salad

This post by ding over at Bitch PhD is pretty damned powerful reading for anyone who has ever struggled with their weight. This one also by M. Leblanc is a good companion.

I'm in the beginning of week three of my five week bootcamp, and I can feel and see some differences. My neck and face are thinner, and Graham commented favorably the other day while I was gardening on the effects of bootcamp on my ass. Graham is leaving for three weeks starting tomorrow, so I'm going to spend that time focusing on my diet a little more. I think I'm probably in OK shape for what I want to do and how I want to be, but it's always (for me at least) a good idea to recalibrate.

And with that, I'm off to spin class!


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Mar. 19th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I have been doing boot camps for about a year and a half now. in and of themselves, they will not make you lose weight. Apparently, people who use up energy exercising tend to increase the food they eat as a result, and I am no exception. To lose weight you have to count and reduce calories. Kind of a bummer, but there it is.

However, there is no doubt I have more muscle definition, and feel fitter and generally better. I like that I can do 100 push-ups; I could barely do 10 when I started. I also felt 100 percent better skiing this year. It's also true that, by building muscle mass, you raise the amount of food energy you consume even at rest, which assists weight loss. In other words, it's all good. I am glad you are doing it!
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