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Microsoft Project Approach to Weight Loss?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I have long known these facts:

1. I only am in the mood for cardio first thing in the AM.
2. Caffeine after mid-afternoon keeps me up at night.
3. I have more interest in strength training (if at all - yuck) later in the day.
4. My body wants an afternoon nap, whether or not my professional life allows it.
5. Late afternoons find me hungriest. The temptation to snack before dinner is hard to overcome.

Apparently some folks at Yahoo feel much the same way. See interesting article, about strict times a day for certain activities we may collectively call the Spark regimen, attached. I think an ex-military person (or a Project Manager using "Microsoft Project") may have authored it. Picturing the Gantt Chart now...
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  • BOSS61
    Stan, my days can be quite similar to yours. Substitute kid shlep for the multiple gyms and you have it!
    2310 days ago
    yep. I've tried something like this before. After reading this... I decided to take the 'let Spark People generate your workouts" thing off my days. I can barely keep up with logging in and getting to the wheel, much less that stuff. I can tell you what MY day looks like (as a self employed person too)
    Somewhere between 4 and 4:30 AM I get up, get dressed and stumble out the door taking my wife to work "around" 5AM I roll into the gym between 5 and 5:15. I jump on either the eliptical or the treadmill between 35 minutes and an hour, depending on how close to 6:10 I can finish up. Then I go to gym 2, because they have a Suana. I go in the suana for 8 minutes of abs, and 12 minutes of rest. I leave there between 6:45 and 7AM and go to the local Mall. I meet a guy there and we walk 3 to 4 miles, depending on how we feel that morning.
    Then we go to a local coffee place, get our coffee, plan our day and make a couple of calls.
    If I can get all that out of the way before 8AM... my day is going to be OK.
    if not...

    I'm all gunked up.
    2310 days ago
    You have a great sense of humor ... I can picture the Gantt chart too and can imagine myself trying to think of a way to justify the PM napping at my desk - - -

    Hope you have a great day !!

    2314 days ago
    Interesting....who do you rap on the knuckles when you don't meet the timelines!
    2315 days ago
    Had fun with this article : ) Happily, I'm pretty much in sync with its main components except for when I exercise. Perhaps I'll try their cardio-in-the-morning-weights-in-th
    e-afternoon regimen. Thanks for posting this, BOSS61.
    2315 days ago
    LOL... as a consultant, I definitely appreciate the Project deliverables list!
    2316 days ago
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