I have recently had substantial real life experience within a Multi-Billion Weight-Loss Industry (Size of Global Market valued at US$586 Billion http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/global-market-for-weight-loss-worth-$726-billion-by-2014.asp; Locally Australians Spent around $7 Billion a year). Just like most of us, I felt subtle mental pressure to improve my personal fitness attributable to a wide variety of reasons such as Local Jurisdiction Work life Disruption, Mainstream Media Reports, Social Media Posts, Family, Friends and Acquaintances pressure pushing me to higher levels of strategic thinking and a result oriented approach.
Looking a couple of years back in time, I can assure you that I had not even the faintest of clue of achieving a whopping loss of around 25% of my body weight equaling to nearly 50 pounds in Australia back in 2013 and that too within a short period of around a year, without Gym Facilities, Fitness Trainers and other expensive modern pathways of local weight-loss/gain and health maintenance industry.
It is the fantastic feeling of achieving tangible and proven evidence based results within highly pressing resource constraints which is contributing to me sharing my personal experience for interested fitness enthusiasts who may want to repeat my achievement tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. My recent achievement is predominantly based on Self-Motivation, Enthusiasm, Time Management and Personal Discipline spread over reasonably long periods which on countless occasions contributed to feelings of boredom, mental fatigue and hopelessness due to repetitive nature of daily work priorities conflicting with regular fitness schedules and flow on disruption in career pursuits.
I have now realized that individual fitness journeys are all about the need to integrate healthy habits into our personal lives with a view to not only transition from obesity to realistic fitness levels but also to maintain it over an extended period of time as a proven pathway towards side-stepping from obesity related diseases. It is infact a fool-proof method of helping your local community health budget at the lowest grassroots level and the global GDP at the highest level through facilitating a chain reaction using easy to use knowledge sharing platforms such as social media. Last but not the least, what worked for me in the past may not work out for others due to a wide variety of reasons and therefore finer points broadly indicated in this post will need intelligent modifications with an end result in mind.
Training Resources Used In My Personal Fitness Journey (Consistency Most Important)
Regular Outdoor Morning Solo Sessions of Cardiovascular Training
Regular Indoor Evening Sessions of Floor Exercises, Stretching and Strength Training
Focused High Fibre Vegetarian Diet with Emphasis on Recommended daily servings of Fruits and Vegetables backed by downsizing of Dairy Products and Sugar.
Fixed time and hours of Sleep with a belief in Sleep-Debt Theory which essentially means loss of one or few night’s sleep can be caught up the following day through the body’s auto recovery mode. This belief can save us from missing training sessions and giving up to obesity related excess sleep needs.
Dos and Don’ts
Do Use Rapid Sweat Drying Clothing which can prevent annoying skin infections and adversely impact regular sessions.
Do Hand wash Fitness Clothing Regularly and immediately after training sessions
Do Carry Drinking Water and Towels in a Backpack on all training sessions.
Do Listen to your choice of Music which will boost performance using smart phones,
Do Measure Time Spent, Distance Travelled and Estimated Calories Burnt.
Do keep a Record of all sessions to regularly measure performance improvements.
Don’t worry about what other people around you may think
Don’t overwork or under work to cause flow on disruption to other work schedules.
Don’t expect too much from your body in too little time
Don’t’ compare your achievements with others as over-achievers invest more time and resources than under-achievers