Friday, 24 August 2007
Posted by Dave
Since moving into civilisation (Onchan village!) I've been walking to work. It's been about three weeks, starting a few days but now every day. I've lost a bunch of weight, 3 holes on my belt, feel a load better had some good compliments bt need some new clothes.
I'vesaved about 40 quid in petrol, if I paid for parking I'd have saved another 75 quid, I feel loads better and I'm not fekked off with the traffic when I arrive at either end. I've also got a nice tan, that's worth a few quid too eh? Oh and my carbon footprint is considerably lower!
According to the charts, at my weight I'm burning about 650 calories a day on the walk there and back, which is a bit more than a big mac a day, while saving dosh and not spending on a gym sub. It's by far the quickest fat loss I've ever managed, I wont say weight loss, as that seems to go quite slowly when you're suddenly exercising lots more, fitter friends tell me this is because I'm putting on muscle as I lose weight.
The walk in Takes me about 40 mins, in rush hour the same drive takes about 20 - 25 mins so not that much extra, and most of the time I'm on the seafront, so away from traffic with a nice view and some good tunes on me ipod. I might not be as keen in the crappy weather, been caught once in the rain and it wasn't much fun, but I can always jump on a bus or just bring the car if it's looking shitty.
I've no real point to make other than to advocate walking more, it's working really well for me!