Originally Posted by aussiepossum
I started in March and only did HIT rowing 3x20 second flat out bursts, 3 times a week. I wasn't losing weight and started calorie counting, and still do.
Now that I am steadily losing bulk and not feeling so hungry, I started HIT strength training as advocated in Body by Science. I dropped the rowing to twice a week between the muscle building. Resting pulse now about 50 and I keep adding weights or increasing reps doing the BBS.
I love this HIT because it takes so little time (I'm an idle git) and still shows great results. I also walk quite a bit and carry the shopping home in a rucksack. As a poor old pensioner, one of my hobbies is assessing Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition teams in wild country which involves a bit more walking in great scenery.
I am not religious about Primal eating, apart from cutting out wheat. I do eat the occasional rice and rice noodle dish, perhaps once a week. OTOH, I do stick to calorie counting and won't give that up until I am what I consider to be the right shape. I want a six pack, not a barrel. I've lost some 31lbs since March and have a bit more than that to go I reckon. I'm not so worried about the exact weight as long as my waste is 36" or less and I look good in a cozzie.
I have an uncle & cousins around the Castlemaine area.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.