Friday, June 25, 2010
One of the ways that I pass the time at work is to listen to podcasts. Lots of podcasts. Today I stumbled upon the Quick and Dirty Tips "Get-Fit Guy" podcast, and his most recent show was comparing cardio, strength training and a combination of the two (together, in the same workout). He presents data from a 2008 University of California study. This study's most surprising claim states that combination training burns 991% more fat than doing just one or the other. Almost 1000 percent more! Whoa. I tried to find the original study, but was unsuccessful. If you happen to find it, please let me know! If you want to listen to the podcast or read the transcript, here is the link.
Biking to work has been going well. The past couple weeks, I've only missed one day a week due to thunder storms. My legs are getting stronger and the trip which at first took 20 minutes now takes about 17. The hills are also easier to overcome.
I'll be honest -- I was starting to feel discouraged again, but my scale made a significant jump this week. It has renewed my will to press on. Full speed ahead! Consistency is the key. Having this medium to communicate with my fellow Spark People has really helped me stay in the game. Thank you!