12 Jun 2007

Plateau busting time.

Every weight loss program meets a plateau sooner or later and mine is here right now!

The Internet is full of 'priceless information' about WL plateau's (if you can wade through the endless Google ads and blatant plugs for poxy fad diets that is...).

Thankfully you don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out how to break through the first plateau - EXERCISE! There are plenty of people out there you will happily charge you for the obvious - not here!

The full document can be seen here.

I have decided upon a mixture of the Couch to 5k running program interspersed with some low impact stuff in between. The duration of this program is initially 10 weeks. If I manage to get through the this without doing myself a serious mischief, I will then think about expanding the programme to include swimming and weights.

If anyone has any thoughts on the program, please let me know.

I would also be interested to have any recommendations on running shoes (brands, types to try/avoid - that sort of thing).

I will be starting the program when I return from Holiday in the first week of July. Can't wait!

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. Buddha


Jojo said...

Big names are expensive, for a reason. A lot of research has gone into shoes. Stores here have trained associates that wawtch you walk, even jog around the store a bit, to see the mechanics of your foot. Different brands and styles are built to adapt and ofter help correct mechanical problems. If you can, go to a store that has trained associates that can help you to determine the right shoe for you. Email me if you want more info on that. Move a littel now so you can move more later!


Anonymous said...

Exercise is definitely the secret!!!! Good luck with your planned program - it sounds awesome. I also like to mix up my calorie intake when I hit a plataeu - like 1100, then 1200, then 1300, then 1100 etc - that way the body doesn't get used to one level of calories. More water sometimes helps too.

Lady Rose (over 80lbs lost so far, only 60ish to go!)

Laura N said...

I love my Brooks shoes, and also like my New Balance. The key, I think, for us bigger folks is to get Motion Control shoes. That made a HUGE difference for me when I was 200 and trying to run. I didn't have the benefit of a running store, just looked at my shoes and the wear patterns, went on the Brooks website and read up on shoes and what I might need. Turns out, motion control was for me. And they are awesome. Also, if you do much running and can afford it, buy 2 pairs of shoes at the same time, and alternate between them. They will have more cushion each time you run. Finally, I've read that shoes last around 400 miles, so, track your miles and replace accordingly. I'm still on my first 2 pair =) Good luck!

karoline in the morning said...

great tip! thanks laura !


FatBlokeThin said...

Thanks for all your tips - just what I needed, I knew I could rely on you all!

Soon as I have them I will psot a picture in true Blog'tastic fashion!