I haven’t posted in awhile. I’ve been focusing on other things and letting exercise be just 15 – 20 minutes of my day and not everything I think about. I don’t feel like I need to “think” about it anymore. I don’t need anymore studies or books to read. I really feel like I have found the “it” for health. Primal fitness or Evolutionary Fitness, whatever it’s called, is it. Eating vegetables, meat/fish, nuts and fruit (unprocessed) and little else while doing brief but intense exercise plus long walks has been incredible for me.
For the past 12 or so years, I had love handles and my cheeks have been full. Since I took this way of eating and exercising on, I can’t keep fat on. Love handles are gone. Cheeks are showing bone structure. I am thinking I actually want to taper back as I am getting veins showing around my lower abdominals and thighs. I can’t believe it. I do NOT need to do any “cardio” or watch my calories.
I’m pretty good about eating only what I mentioned above. Although, I will let 2 to 3 meals in a given week contain a pancake or a piece of pizza. It doesn’t seem to matter. The occasional beer doesn’t seem to matter either. It’s like my intense exercise, empties my body’s energy stores completely so whatever is left around is burned for fuel. The only danger I have found is over training. Sometimes I get into to doing air squats and will do five minute sessions say 4 times over the course of 7 sessions. That’s about two thousand squats in 2 weeks. That can tighten my hamstrings to the point of discomfort. I’ve got to watch the accumulation of intense movements and remember that variety is required. Apart from that, this stuff is total gold.