Human HabitationHistorically food was scarcer over winter, one of the strategies humans used over winter was to reduce energy output, it comes naturally to us. Another is to eat eat eat, which was fine when food was scarce, it was all about survival.
Hibernation in the Concrete Jungle
We live in a world of unlimited food supply and a lack of incidental exercise, but our heads still contain the survival rules of our forefathers. In summer when the alarm goes off, we can look out the window and say "its a beautiful day", where in winter when the alarm goes off, we often look at the alarm and think "WTF" and that's because we are trying to conserve energy till later in the morning when it warms up even though the modern hunt consists of walking from the bedroom to the kitchen.
So back to our friend the bear, why is mr bear doing nothing and loosing weight? I'm doing nothing and gaining weight.... Well you know the answer to that one....
What you should do
- Realise that your body is going into survival mode, preparing you for the scarcities of winter food shortage, which will only happen if you can't remember where the supermarket is.
- Keep your summer exercise routine continuous thru winter. Yeh it can be difficult, but in the long term you will be a winner.
- Don't let the good eating slip off the rails. It can be tempting to switch to the easy options like takeaway. Just think how much work will be involved to burn that junk off.
What if you did nothingRemember how good you feel after a workout, well your going to miss that. Add to that the reversal of what you have achieved. Do you really want to do nothing?
See you at the gym
Fitness FirstRockdale Mon 6.00am Ride
Five Dock Mon 5.45pm RPM
Rockdale Tue 6.30pm RPM
Top Ryde Wed 5.45pm Ride
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Rockdale HiPf Sat 8.15am RPM
Stadium Fitness Centre Friday 6.15am RPM
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