My fitness equipment arrived this week and I got stuck into the first week of the fat burn programme.
It’s been a while since I did anything like this – at the last count probably at least 15 years and possibly closer to 20. I mean I run a bit and I do the odd yoga session and I even throw some light weights around, but I last went to a gym and did any kind of tough weights in my twenties.
And I have to say that I’m loving it. Yes, it’s hard work, but only in very short bursts.
Today I did an upper body work out using these weights from Yorks Fitness. A few bicep curls and push-ups and things like that and now my arms don’t want to move in any direction at all. But I’ve always liked that feeling of knowing that my muscles have done something.
Tomorrow, I’m going to be running. Very fast. But only for four minutes. It’s High Intensity Interval Training and there’s been a lot of interesting reports on it in the press. Horizon did a progamme about it last year and its supposed to work the body out really well and burn fat.
Ok, so there’s a bit more to it. I have to warm up and cool down and the intense running is in one minute bursts with a gap in-between each one.
But that’s it. All done and dusted in 20 minutes. I think I can manage that.