When you finish your lunch or dinner, and you feel you've eaten too much? Here's an idea I've found helpful: Wait an hour or so. Allow food a bit of time to digest. Then do a quick, 'brutal,' all-out body-weight calisthenic workout. Sound 'unreasonable?' Well, stick with me a moment while I fully explain my, 'madness.'
Now then: An hour after your, rather-abundant meal: Try 20 minutes worth of squats, crunches, and push-ups, done one set after the other, without rest. For example: Do a set of 20 to 100 squats. Pick a number you KNOW you can get done in a set. Let's say, for example, it's 50 - a personal favorite of mine. Begin with 50 squats. Now, follow with 50 crunches. Then do 50 push-ups. At this point - with no rest mind you! - begin the cycle again. And, continue repeating it for a good, demanding 20 minutes.
And guess what?
You'll feel MUCH better, I can tell you that. As a workout like this will not only burn off a bit of the food you've just eaten, yet accomplish much more - to put it mildly. It'll 'fire up' your pituitary gland and get it producing natural human growth hormone. Yes, there's good reason sports scientists have been known to call this substance the natural, 'fountain of youth.' As its been positively linked to greater muscle mass, thicker skin, faster fat loss, deeper sleep - even a more potent sex drive. Natural human growth hormone? It's life transforming stuff - no question!
Plus, a demanding calisthenic workout after said 'big lunch,' will ENSURE you're building lean muscle, superb endurance (far better than simple, leisurely running or biking ever could), and a mental toughness that's unmatched by nearly all you meet. Particularly those who might deem you 'mad,' for even considering such a workout so soon after a meal.
AND, I can tell you this from experience: Do a session like this when you LEAST feel like it? When you'd rather be relaxing upon bed or couch for example, good magazine or book in hand? Well, you'll build the type of resolve and sense of self-worth, that transcends the milieu of physical fitness. You'll build a type of 'wherewithal' I'd say, which allows you to do that which you KNOW you should be doing. Like perhaps, 'leaving a bit of room' in the stomach, at end of your next lunch - rather than 'going for broke,' and unleashing your magnificent powers of consumption, as if you're eating the last meal of your life. Speaking of which, I'd say:
'Worry not, my friend. There'll likely be another.'
Alright: Have you eaten a bit more than you'd care to admit, today? Are you feeling perhaps, a bit bloated? Yes? Aha then! You've the answer to your condition, upon the screen, right before you! And it's one that WILL - should you take action upon it - separate you from the great, largely sedentary, pill-popping, super-store shopping, flesh-consuming, TV-watching, beer-gulping, sausage-eating, 'mass' of western Man. Speaking of whom, likely wouldn't consider such a workout so soon after a hearty meal. Even if you paid him to do it. I say:
'Follow NOT, his example!'
Rather, engage in the above workout instead. Unreasonable? Perhaps. Yet it was Shaw himself who once claimed, and I'm paraphrasing here: 'The reasonable man allows the world to dictate to him, his plans. Yet the UNREASONABLE one? He, on the other hand, forces the world to adapt to HIS machinations. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.'
Good work Mr. Shaw. I concur. Alright then. That's enough 'banter' for one article. Take Shaw's advice. Reason? In this case at least: Toss it out window! Be unreasonable, instead! As a matter of fact: You can start by acting upon THIS, what some might call 'mad command,' so soon after your meal...
'Drop down and give me 50!'
Copyright 2015, J. Sekerak. All rights reserved. Consult your doctor before engaging in any diet or exercise program.