So what exactly do I mean “Accelerating Weight Loss Cheaply With Light Exercise? And why didn’t I start out with such an exercise program to begin with?
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been able to loss more than 10 pounds! Considering how out of shape I was, that’s the magical number than means I have some wiggle room to be more aggressive with my weight loss program.
My theory is that by losing some weight before I start working out means that I would be less prone to injury or feeling sick from working out. I think too many people jump right into a rigorous exercise program at the start of a weight loss effort and get discourage because they make themselves sick because they lack that wiggle room that I mentioned. The last thing I want to do is defeat my weight loss program practically before I start.
The advantage of losing some weight before exercising are as follows:
- By weighting less your body is still used to the extra weight, so your body is stronger than it was when you were heavier.
- You have more energy because your body doesn’t have to work as hard to accomplish the same things as before when you weight more.
- Hopefully the harmful impact to your body will be reduced since you are slightly lighter. This is the wiggle room that I mentioned above.
- You can visually see and feel that you are smaller and feel more mobile and agile when you move.
My Cheap, Light Exercise Program!
So to start my “Light Exercise” program, I’m going to increase both my anaerobic and aerobic activities. Now having a two targeted approach to weight loss might not sound cheap, but don’t be deceived, it’s not a complex nor as expensive as it sounds since I don’t plan on working out more than two or three hours a week at home!
For this portion of my workout routine, I plan on taking 15 minutes in the morning (or afternoon), every other day to do the following “Light” workout routine:
- 2 sets of pushups, doing 10 repetitions each.
- 2 sets of situps (or crunches) again, doing 10 repetitions each.
- 2 set of leg bends, for 10 repetitions each.
Now I plan to do the three types of exercise above in a casual circuit like style. so the combination of (pushups, situps, and leg bends) will be done as a continuous superset with a couple minutes break between the 2 supersets.
The supersets are primarily for time reasons, not necessarily some secret weight loss secret.
After I lose 10 more additional pounds for a total of 20 pounds of total loss from the beginning of my weight loss program, I’ll increase my sets to 3 each per exercise, and also increase the number of reps in each set above to 15 then 20. The reasoning for this is that if I’m an additional 10 pounds lighter, I should have more energy and strength that I do now at my current level of fitness.
With this part of the “Light Exercise” routing, I’m just planning on mowing my lawn at a brisk pace once (or twice a week), and then walking the dog a few times a week for 10 to 15 minute walk intervals. Nothing to strenuous on this portion of my exercise program, but still it’s a start!
Weight Loss Cheaply:
All aspects of my weight loss is that fact that I can do it cheaply. I’m not going to join an expensive gym, nor am I buying a type of new exercise equipment. Now I’m mentioned a similar approach in the past in the article called: Frugal Weight Loss and Body Shaping, and basically I’m following that principal because I know that it works for me.
The big difference between today and my prior article is that I’m slowing the weight loss pace down more than I did last time.
I’m excited to add this new element to my informal weight loss program!