I think it’s important to understand that now, more than ever, men and women alike have been pressured into fitting that mould of what our society deems as ‘skinny’. I remember back in high school that being a certain weight became the obsession for many and that drove people to go on ridiculous diets that were not sustainable. There isn’t any point starving yourself or being completely miserable or obsessing about whether you’ve ‘lost that 5kg’ unless you’re specifically training for a competition where weight matters or if you’ve been advised by the doctor that you need to reduce your waistline.
Since the days of obsessing about the numbers on the scale, I’ve been trying to teach myself and others that the numbers don’t really matter. So, I don’t weigh myself anymore. I don’t want to obsess about the numbers. It’s about how the clothes feel, how you feel in the clothes and how you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror.
So about 2 years ago I decided that I needed to get back into shape and gain some fitness back from my long lost high school days.
High Intensity Interval Training also known as H.I.I.T is my go to workout. Short bursts of high intensity training with short breaks after each exercise have been proven to be an effective form of increasing cardiovascular health, burning the fat and building lean muscle. It’s hard work but it’s over pretty quickly and I find it’s more effective than spending an hour at the gym on the cross trainer.