Today is Day 17 of the 25 Days of Fitness… and wanna know what I learned? Do ya?!
My body HURTS… I’m insanely out of shape, and have become obsessed with getting back into shape. The obsession and my nasty habit of perfectionism have kicked in … hence why the blogs have been lacking. I’m trying to put together the perfect guides, and plans and lists to help my self set up a system. I always need a system, some kind of an outline to guide me, otherwise I fall apart and give up.
When I get obsessed over a topic, whether school, politics, clothing, cars, exercise… you get the idea… I start venting to my grandfather. My grandpa is one of those awesome ones who knows a little about everything, and while he can be grumpy and set in his ways there is always something I can learn from him. So in my insane hunt for a healthier lifestyle and my grandfather’s recent encounter and beating of cancer we’ve talked a great deal about exercising, losing excess fat, staying fit and eating healthy…
To make a long story short, I was bestowed with two new books about exercising. My grandfather stated that they were his “health Bibles” and knowing the kind of health that man is in at 78… I’m going to say these babies are diamonds!
The books are both by Covert Bailey who is the author of four national bestsellers. He also happens to be a nutritionist with a Biochemistry degree from MIT. At the age of 78 he is still running, backpacking, skiing and kayaking and lives his life with the philosophy that “staying in shape should be enjoyable.”
I will be sharing my findings from his books with you very soon. For now I wanted to leave you with the Are You Fit or Fat? List which is the table of contents for one of the books.
Fit people sing. Fat people float.
Fit people are fat-burners. Fat people are sugar-burners.
When Fit people eat sugar, they make glycogen. When Fat people eat sugar, they make fat.
Fit people have lots of fat-burning enzymes. Fat people have few fat-burning enzymes.
Fit people use fat efficiently. Fat people store fat efficiently.
When Fit people exercise, it is usually aerobic exercise. When Fat people exercise, it is often anaerobic exercise.
Fit people “waste” energy in everyday activities. Fat people “conserve” energy throughout the day.
Fit people have long, lean, shapely muscles. Fat people have short, round, fatty muscles.
Fit people can be overweight without being overfat. Fat people can be overfat without being overweight.
Exercise decreases hunger in Fit people. Exercise triggers hunger in Fat people.