We attended a funeral in the past few days where I was one of six pallbearer’s.
Virtually everyone in attendance at the church at the graveside and later for dinner were between overweight and obese, my fellow pallbearers included. The distance of travel with the casket was not more than about 20 feet and there were wobbly legs, and strained looks on all of their faces.
It also brought back a few memories of when I’ve gone to week long tactical training courses and there has been a handful of fellow classmates who meet the same description. The “Larger” (gravity challenged) classmates struggle to go to a knee, or especially pron, it was a challenge to move to cover or concealment, and particularly difficult to recover from a knee or in a pron position.
It made me think, how would these people physically perform under a life threatening or violent encounter?
Think about this yourself on a personal level.
I thought I was in great condition before, a non-smoker non-drinker, relatively active, not sedentary with work or home but as I would self describe myself as “Slightly Puffed” 240lbs 6’0".
It was this week, Valentine’s day 2019, I started the Keto Diet. The first week was a brutal shock to my system, going from about 600-800 carbs a day to 30! Back in November '19 I achieved the weight I wanted to attain 195 and it has been easy to maintain.
Before I started this diet, I thought I was fine, I could do and move anyway I wanted. Now I look back and realize how naive and wrong I was. I have no doubt I could have performed well back then to a violent encounter but no way could I have performed to level I could now. (I still can’t roll around like Capt. Kirk but…)
Only you know where you’re at now, think about just losing maybe 20 or 30 pounds and what it would do for your abilities.
Has anyone else here had success stories with Keto or dieting?
Feel free to PM me if you a question or two.
(No, I’m not selling supplements or herbs or anything like that)