I’m very conscious of my own limitations and I know that if I’d tried to change my diet AND start doing a lot of exercise at the same time it would have been a disaster.
So, I’m now eight days into my diet. I’m eating better and more systematically ie. I’m actually having breakfast every morning and I’m eating a couple of reasonable meals every single day.
Now the big challenge is exercise.
Walking appeals to me, as I used to walk quite a bit when I was younger.
Cycling could also be an option, though I haven’t cycled regularly since I left college in Limerick back in 1999 (there’s an interesting story there, but I’d probably be sued if I published it without changing some of the details!)
Swimming is another activity that I used to really enjoy, but I haven’t been swimming regularly for years.
Doing any of the above is a “nice idea”, but unless I have a proper structure to my exercise regime I suspect I will fail.
So I’ve been looking into exercise plans and systems.
Which of them actually work for people and, more importantly, why?
Are any of the “couch to X” type programs worthwhile? Or, put another way, are they suitable for someone as lazy as me? (Obviously the idea being that I’d be able to get past the lazy part .. )