VR Vs Fitness and Fat: Round 2 – A Month Down, A Lifetime to Go
|Day 1||Day 7||Day 14||Day 21||Day 28||Day 31|
|Upper Thigh (cm)||73||71||73||70||68||65|
|Resting Heart Rate (BPM)||76||79||78||72||71||71|
So we are at the first major milestone of my journey. One month into a healthier, fitter me. Doing 30 minutes of VR workouts a day and just being a bit more careful with what I am eating has lead to some great results. 3.7 Kilos, 12cm from my waist, 10 cm from my chest, 3 cm from my bicep and 8 cm from my thigh… all gone. It is hard to argue that this is a bad result. It wasn’t quite as dramatic as the previous VR challenge but as I said before, I wanted to do this in a sustainable way and not miss out on those things that make life just a little bit sweeter. Finding the middle ground is the key I feel and I think I have achieved that nicely.
I have also made some more lifestyle changes. Whenever possible I am walking to the shops instead of driving. It is only about a 2.5km round trip but it is better than nothing. I have also moved to using a standing desk at work. I have found this has helped me with my stiff back as well as giving my legs just that little bit extra to do each day, encouraging my body to get a little healthier in the process. Once again, a small thing but small things add up.
So along with the #VRvsFat stuff I have made the choice that whenever possible I walk to the shops instead of driving.
Small changes right? pic.twitter.com/OAWy4CjyVH
— Matt Hewson (@Hewso81) February 11, 2021
So where to now? Well as I promised at the start, this is for 6 months, I intended to keep on going, doing VR, eating well most of the time and cutting back on the booze a little. I want to get into the 120KGs for my 40th birthday in August. I am on track but there is no doubt there are some hard yards ahead. I will be checking in once a month from now on, with photos, new app descriptions and general info on how I am going and hopefully, I can convince a few other P2 writers to try out some video game fitness and report in too. Whatever the case may be, wish me luck and know that if you are looking to get in better shape than there are plenty of worse ways than diving into VR.
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Editor of Player 2, Matt spends his time yelling at strangers as they walk past, imploring them to visit Player 2. Sadly this tactic hasn’t yielded any significant results but he keeps on trying regardless.
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