On the first day of my Pentamize maintenance phase, I had run only 22 minutes. That is actually the shortest amount of time I had run in I believe about a year. In my experience, such a short run would rarely achieve good weight-loss results. However, I am referring to either low- or moderate-intensity exercise. But even a 22-minute run at high intensity is so short that a lot of people are not going to get much benefit from it. It was an unusual day and not something that I would normally recommend. But I want to know what works and doesn’t work. So I will be reporting everything I do in this blog because it is important to have honest and valuable analysis of results.
On September 20, 2016, I made a decision to do another of what I call an “Evening Dominator” session. I won’t give the full lesson here. But it is in my book.
In this case, it seemed like about 45 minutes would be a good time to try for a fairly intense jog. Now, this was not high-intensity exercise. It was definitely in the range of moderate intensity. There is no way I can handle 45 minutes of high-intensity, nonstop running.
I lost a very good .8 kg during this run. That is about 1.7 pounds. I had risen from 74.6 in the morning to 75.6 kg right before the workout. So I went back down to 74.8 kg.
After drinking water, I went back up to 75.1 kg. That put me at even on the day when measuring from the previous evening, where I was 75.1 kg. Keep in mind that you will not always lose weight in a 24-hour period when you have a good workout. That’s just the way weight loss goes. It has big ups and downs in short periods. You just want to avoid consistently gaining weight for weeks at a time. That is when you know something is probably wrong.
Nonetheless, by the morning of the 21st, I expected to drop below the previous morning’s 74.6. How do I know this? It’s because of a concept called DBW, which I teach in the book (see the home page to get it). And I did drop to 74.4 kg. So I lost .2 kg from the previous morning.
September 19: 22 minutes jogging and -.4 kg
September 20: 44 minutes jogging and -.2 kg
Average 33 min jogging and -.3 kg in 2 days
Based on my results in full weight-loss mode, I would expect that these first 2 days were a little better than what my average will be over time. Also, never make the mistake of worrying about only 2 or 3 days of results. If you are consistently gaining weight, that’s when you need to change something. And if you are in full mode but only breaking even, then you are going to have to make some modifications. Once you learn the full Pentamize tracking system, it’s pretty easy to make changes, test the results, and compile enough information to figure out what is going on.