Hi paul,paulgould wrote:Daz,
That is some excellent advice from Graham above - you don't need to over-complicate things.
Forming a habit of doing regular exercise is the most important step - everything will fall rapidly into place after that - you will start eating better, sleeping better(extremely important, and often overlooked) and as the weight comes down you will get more supple and technically proficient.
In my opinion, and I know many will disagree with me, all the HR monitoring and exertion scales etc are for professionals and top amateurs who are running around at 6-8% body fat.
Anyway , very well done on taking the first steps to improving your health and just keep at it - consistency is the key.
thank you for the help and comment, it is always very much appreciated to receive the input of those who have been living and breathing the lifestyle i want to try and emulate.
i have been eating really clean and well for a while but the routine is still not there, re meal times, I am still tweaking the component ingredients etc etc same with the sleeping, but i suspect purely the physical exertion of taking exercise has helped settle my sleeping pattern.
At the moment with exercise, well, rowing, I do other exercise besides but nothing with the intensity that rowing can bring, I am still building a routine re muscular aches and pains, so just having rest days when my body says i need to rest as opposed strictly following a written out plan etc but I will be doing some this evening after resting yesterday and feeling much better for it.
it will take time, like all things, but just trying to gather as much support and motivation and measurements around me is just my way of trying to keep my head in the game for the long term, if you see what i mean. I can not and will not go back to where i was, that is not an option
Anyway, I know I keep repeating this but I appreciate the way everyone has provided me with their time and advice to support my journey and help me get into this rowing lark, it has been a brilliant experience (to be fair, I found the welcome as equally warm during my last appearance here which turned out to be a false start )
If nothing else, i will keep on the erg just so i can get my hands on a freeby t-shirt at some point