I had a chat last night with a very good Personal Trainer (Thanks Jeff!!) about why I am not getting the results I think I should be getting from exercise.
I have been exercising frequently and I feel my fitness is improving however I am not noticing much movement on the scales. If this was only for a few weeks it would not bother me but it has been for the past year!
So I told him all the exercise I have been doing and intensity etc. and (just as my Polar HRM told me) I have been working too hard. My heart rate has been going too high for too long and I am not in the "fat burn zone" when I am exercising"... He said it has the same effect on the muscles as exercising without air. Hence the lack of progress.
So he recommended I stick to the Polar heart rate program and increase my weights sessions and I should see a difference very soon.
The only thing is, I'll have to tone down the running and, when in events, might have to walk some- but that's ok... I'll keep everyone posted on how it goes!
Highest weight: 118kg (2003) Lowest weight: 74kg (2005) Current weight: 75.3 (28.11.09) Total loss: 42.7 kg Kilos until healthy weight range goal of 76kg: Achieved (18.11.2009) Kilos until Christmas goal of 70kg: 5.3kg