Learning to carry excess weight can be just as amazing as managing to lose it. This series of 6 x 10 minute Podcast Episodes gives practical tips and plenty inspiration to help people carry their excess weight into the achievement of their dreams.
This is the first episode in the Worth Your Weight In Gold Series. In this opening episode we look at some of the things that can be achieved when we carry our excess weight into our dreams. It makes the point that, whatever magical person we think we would be if we lost our excess weight, we are that person already. We just have to learn to carry our weight into the adventures we seek. It discusses seeing Everest from a unique and beautiful viewpoint high in the Himalayas.
It's not the guy on the telly that's going to complete these challenges, it's the guy in the mirror. It's easy for overweight people to feel overwhelmed by a physical challenge they might want to do. Especially when they go online to check it out and all they can see is athletes performing at near Olympic standards. The thing is, you don't need to perform like an athlete to complete a task. You can take up to 9 hours to complete the London Marathon and still get a medal. Using the well known story of The Hare and The Tortoise, this episode assures listeners that they can work like the tortoise and still complete the event. It's all about knowing your limits and working patiently within them and being proud of what you achieve.
Understanding and monitoring your Heart Rate during exercise can give you amazing insights into your general health and performance. In this episode we discuss the key measures of heart rate and how to relate them to performance.
The importance of stretching and relaxing your muscles before and after exercise cannot be over emphasized. In this episode, I cover all the different stretches that I do either as a warm up to exercise or just to get me moving on a rest day.
muscle pulls and strains are an everyday part of any activity. These can be especially common and debilitating if you are just starting a training routine or returning from a long break. This podcast discusses some of these pulls and strains and offers some advice on treatement and recovery to get you back into training safely.
When you've seen a place in your dreams and a hundred times in Youtube, it's truly special to finally see it in front of you. Referring largely to my trip to Everest base Camp in 2016, this episode contains heaps of inspiration to help you feel what it's like to realize a dream.