Day 25 and you all be doing very well by now, that is if you have taken action!
Please don’t make the error that a lot make though, and simply go through the motions in your workout programme. Exercise needs to be increased in some way if you are to continue making the gains you have been making. I always like to talk intensity to you all, and you know i like everyone to put in good efforts in each time they workout. 1 out of 10 means sitting down not doing anything, 10 out of 10 means your all time best efforts. I would try and hit around an 8 each time you workout, this would be very desirable and bring you the results you deserve.
Upping your exercise programme means you accomplish more and become a lot stronger in all ways. Your progress and advancements help you define where you want to really be, and how long its going to take you. For example, Chris L achieved great things in losing 15 pounds relatively quickly, so whatever he has used to get there, he need to up that to reach the new level, and once he reaches his new goals, he needs to push on from there too.
This may sound intimidating to some of you but let’s put it like this. Cyril probably went out on his bike for 15 minutes first time and it may have been tough. The next time 15 minutes would have been too easy, so maybe he pushed it up to 25 minutes, and so on until now he can cycles well over an hour. It’s always about constant progression and you will find that you don’t have to kill yourself to do it! It does become far more natural than you think for your body, especially if you are supporting everything with a solid eating plan full of nutrients you need.
Most people who have ever trained with me know i favour hills over flat walking/running. Not only is it more interesting as you get to take in some stunning scenery at the top, hills tend to make more demands on your heart and lungs, and in a good way.
When you walk up most hills, you will need to take in big gulps of air and probably stop a few times. As you do more and more workouts up hills, you will need to stop less and less, and eventually you get to crave hills because of the buzz it gives you, and the sense of achievement you get from conquering some of the most famous hils in the area. The reason you eventually get better at these hills is because your body gets used to the demands you are putting on it. You will be able to take bigger and bigger gulps of oxygen in at any one time, that is a true sign of fitness.
This leads to a more efficient body, a much stronger heart and lungs, and a very much healthier version of you.
Bear in mind that these changes take time to occur, the amount of time differs with each individual, but those changes will happen no doubt! Have patience and be consistent as i always say.
There are plenty of hills in the area, go and check them all out, and watch your progress absolutely explode to the next level!