Thursday, November 12, 2009

80/20 rule

have you heard of the Pareto Principle before? Also known as the 80/20 rule states that 80 percent of the results you'll get out of anything in life comes from 20 percent of the causes.

I believe I've initially heard this principle this way... 20% of the people do 80% of the work. I'm usually that 20% doing the 80% of the work. My days are filled with stuff to the point I have no more time.

I was floating around on the internet a couple months ago and stumbled across a blog by Tim Ferris (his egg peeling video is what brought me there!). He is living a life of experiements and especially on the 80/20 rule. One of his articles was on gaining muscle mass and losing body fat very quickly and the technique is very much NOT mainstream teaching. Why not? because the typical work out teaching is a billion dollar industry, so of course there's a good chance it is slanted to keep us spending our money on something that only works mediocre. His explanation is brief but very intriguing and I was searching all around for a more detailed description of the technique he used, to no avail.

So I forgot about it, thinking that I was not to be involved. I was sad because I wa anxious to try something with dramatic results. When I work out, I LOVE to feel the burn and know that I actually did something. I do not like boring, light weights & repetitive things.

Then an amazing thing happened the other night. I was bumbling around online, trying to get sleepy. I clicked on a very long flash show describing one couple's challenges with the traditional system of gaining/losing weight. Honestly, I almost stopped the viewer because it was pretty drawn out and I am a 'get-to-the-point-already' kind of person. The discussion was finally over and it said... get the secrets now, so I clicked it, wondering what the price of all this secret information was about.

I googled around on what people's comments were on this program and did not find anything against it. In fact, most people that tried it to prove it doesn't work were astounded themselves at their success. Going back to the site, I found the price and determined my hubby would not be too happy about me spending $$ to find out more. I clicked out and a pop up appeared that said for a limited time, I can get the info on a trial basis for a cheaper price! So I did it and found out it was a DETAILED explaination of the technique Tim Ferris had done!!!

I WAS GEEKED! The information is quite impressive and detailed to the point of receiving videos of the exercises and logs to print out to keep track of your progress. It even has variations of the exercises using different equipment and even how to use your own body weight if you don't have equipment available. WOOHOO!! I can't wait to get going on this! I actually started a little bit after reading Tim's blog using my balance ball and have noticed my strength increasing quite quickly while doing pushups, crunches and other exercises.

So, I decided to share this info with my readers for those that are still struggling or just want a more effective way to increase your fat burning metabolism. It also teaches the myths of doing cardio workouts/traditional work-out methods. I even upgraded and got more of the program, praying my hubby would not be angry! LOL! The next morning he saw the info and said .... Good! I hope this works for you! (if only he realized I am going to convince HIM to try it too!)
With no further writing, I now give you the Fat Burning Furnace link:

I will be posting my results here as I work out. I developed an infected abcess on Monday that is pretty serious and it's healing progress will determine when I start the program.

The main thing that excites me about this program is because my biggest problem is that my metabolism stores fat no matter how I eat. Even while on hcg, I have hit a stall weight and cannot get beyond it. A lot of factors are involved and I'm targeting each one individually. The biggest one is that I have lost serious muscle in the past 5-6 years. When I went to the gym 3 days a week, I was doing great, lost a lot of fat and had gained a lot of muscle back. Since then 2 pregnancies happened and a huge spondy flare, plus hashimoto's developed into severe hypo thyroid problems.

A lot is stacked against me, but I am serious about pushing thru all this to become healthier and in turn, maybe reverse some potential damage (osteoarthritis can be slowed by weight training, and if I am to fuse later in life, having strong musculoskeletal system can slow the process and keep things from getting brittle!)

So if anyone here decides to try this program with me, lemme know and maybe we can swap stories!

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