RE: McRunner

2 thoughts on “RE: McRunner”

  1. I agree with most of this post. I think I was misunderstood a little though. I eat McDonald’s only about once every 2 months, so even if the whole meal is not burned off in one day, it’s taken care of with regular exercise throughout the week. Also, I have been fat. Senior year of high school I quit playing soccer three seasons a year, but continued to eat fried eggs for breakfast, burgers and fries for lunch, usually a plate of pizza bites after school, then two helpings of whatever my mom cooked for dinner. I’ll never forget going to a reservoir with my buddies and being laughed at when I took off my shirt. It was humiliating. My friends said I had man boobs. Before going to college I was determined to lose the weight and I did it in the most unhealthy way possible, cigarettes and coffee. Very bad idea. I lost the weight, but was weak and flabby. Where Brian and I agree is a healthy diet and cardio is the key to weight loss. I think a whole life style change is necessary for someone who has to drop a lot of weight, but I do think you should still allow yourself to indulge once in a while (like once a month have a cupcake). I’m at a point right now, where I’m just exercising to maintain my current figure, so I can get away with eating healthy 80 percent of the time and using up that other 20 percent with beer and burgers. I’m lucky in the fact that I don’t have a sweet tooth. When everyone else is ordering dessert, I’m getting a shot of Crown.

    A lot of people have resisted my idea about the little things. A few people a flat out said, they’d rather do nothing, because it won’t work. For Brian it doesn’t matter since he works out regularly. The little things would just be an added bonus. But for the people who do nothing, the people who say they’re too busy to work out, the little things will add up. It’s easy to say, “that won’t do much” and then just do nothing instead. It’s not going to hurt. I don’t understand why someone would knock it without even trying. If you don’t want to work out, don’t work out, just know the only excuse is you don’t want to. And that’s fine. . . . I don’t want to quit smoking.

  2. I fired that last response off a little too quick. It should be obvious with all the typos. One thing I haven’t made clear about the “little things.” Brian is completely right that to lose a significant amount of weight a complete lifestyle change is necessary. Not a fad diet or hitting the gym for 2 months, then quiting, but something that is sustainable for the rest of your life. This can be difficult. Especially if you’re not used exercising and have a diet high in fat and low in fruits, veggies and whole grains, so the “little things” is a good start. If you are overweight and don’t do any exercise at the moment I would recommend starting easy. If you go big too quick too fast it’s possible to get frustrated and quit. So, the little things, something like 25 sits ups a day is a good start. Try this for a month, within the first 30 minutes of waking up do 25 situps, drink 16 oz of water and eat a hard boiled egg or some other complete protein and then go about your day, don’t change anything else from your normal routine. My hypothesis is you’ll have lost weight after 30 days. If anyone wants to try this I’m sure Brian would be happy to post your results.

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