desainme wrote:Whasup with Rainier, you live but a few miles from the Sierra? Much better IMHO
dhclark76 wrote:As for how I accumulated the weight to begin with... let's just say I gained nearly 20 pounds sympathy weight with each kid (4 altogether) and while my wife lost most of hers after each kid...well...I didn't.
Brewer wrote:After my kids were born, I was up to 215lbs from a "normal" 175ish. Then I decided to skip more lunches at work, cut out almost all soda, and before long I was dropping a pound or three a month, easy. Now I'm around 168lbs and stable.
Last weekend I summitted Rainier via the Emmons. My Training Regimen consisted of:
3 guest passes to the YMCA down the road, which I used 1 each week for the three weeks leading up to the climb.
The first session, I used the stationary bike for "11 miles" the stair mill for "40 flights" of stairs. About 30-45min, total.
The second session, biked for "6 miles", stair mill for 75 flights of stairs. Same amount of time.
The third session, biked for 3 miles, stair mill for 105 flights of stairs, same amount of time roughly.
No other training or hiking at any time, other than using the stairs and wearing heavy boots at work. The previous hikes and climbs were up to a year or more previous.
The climb: 1 day to Schurman, 1 day of rest, 1 day of summit and egress. The summit day took 6.5 hours to the top, 3 hours back to camp, and out to the trailhead a bit later. Except for the hike back out, I felt great the whole time. (The mile-long glissade down Inter-glacier helped).
Yes, I trained for Rainier in 3 weeks, having climbed or hiked nothing for months/years prior.
*your results may vary.
Wastral wrote:How to lose weight without exercise at all.
Drink Water. Get rid of all sugar drinks. Saves a Hell of a lot of money as well. This gets your body used to burning FAT to power your body instead of carbs only. This is a BIG key to losing weight without doing anything. Cut the sugars out. All forms of sugars. Learn how to cook. Saves even more money here as you aren't buying prepackaged meals or going out to dinner. Rice and whatever you want to dump into it is a good beginers starting point. Buy rice in 20lb bags. Not that super expensive tiny bag in the grocery store. Same with flour/potatoes/corn.
If watching TV/playing on computer, don't layback in the couch/chair. Sit up straight without your back on the couch. In fact turn the TV off and go do something, ANYTHING useful that does not involve sitting/laying down. Heck if nothing else you just saved yourself $100 bucks a month between the cable bill and the Electric bill.
Don't let the TV/Computer/video Games rule your life. Exercise helps burn fat off but the main contributor to losing fat is not exercise. Rather its your lifestyle. Sorry, but true.
SIT UP! If working, quit sitting on your ... uh, fat ass. Stand as much as you can. Not only does this burn calories, but it also strengthens your feet/ankles/knees/hips. That way when you do have time to "exercise" you will be in better shape and less likely to hurt yourself along with going hiking in the mountains etc.
Turn the heat OFF, or wear thinner/fewer less clothes. Go Cold. A cold body = a body producing heat to warm you up. This boosts your metabolism. Being that far overweight and living in CA you probably don't have this ability to help get rid of weight but if in SF...
Largest use of daily energy is your metabolism. Its very easy to boost. Quit sitting/laying around.
As others said, find something you like to do. Better yet, find something with exercise you like to do WITH someone else. Get your wife/kids into walking. Talk as you walk. If nothing else this alone will create a stronger marriage/family. Walking at a 3.5mph is not exactly fast either. 4.5mph is fast. 30 minutes. No warm up or cool down needed. No additional "clothes" or shoes either. DO not WADDLE/mosy/stroll along. This is not exercise. This is just a waste of time. If you aren't breathing a little hard or sweating a little bit while being out of shape, you aren't pushing yourself at all. Learn to push yourself. Set goals. Not only set goals, let others know who can help "hold you accountable".
Don't let the TV/Computer/video Games rule your life. Exercise helps burn fat off but the main contributor to losing fat is not exercise. Rather its your lifestyle. Sorry but true.
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