In my latest book, “The Rich Labourer“, in a unique style I use a fictional story in the backdrop to accentuate the “3P Method“, a simple problem solving technique. This is a method which can be used by organisations, individuals and society at large to solve problems. Amongst other things which happens in the protagonist’s life, he manages to lose weight by adopting this method.
I always encourage feedback on my books and I often speak with critics and readers to get feedback, so that I can improve on my writing. I met a reader recently, who seemed a bit unconvinced that the 3P method can be used to achieve personal goals like losing weight. Well, of course it can be. I have used it myself to solve personal problems, and I know of others who have done it too. Nonetheless, since the question was around the topic of weight loss, I decided to try it myself. I decided to take a challenge; a 21 day challenge to lose about 5 kgs.
I had put on some weight in the months running up to the challenge and I needed to shed it off anyway. So I thought, why not? So, I decided to run in the mornings for 21 days, cut down on my carbs and do some stuff which are recommended for weight loss.
Why 21 days? Well, the great ones have said that if you do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit. Hence. By the way, I am not a marathoner or a runner really. I am kind of a semi-regular brisk walker/light jogger.
So I started and started losing weight. Over 21 days, I eventually lost 5.6 kgs, while going about my usual day to day routine. The only change, I ate a little better, and I ran regularly. I felt very happy indeed, thrilled at my own achievement and the fact that what I had written in my book is something which is very much possible.
My daily updates appeared in the form of videos, with videography help from my wife. You can see them below. While running, I like to focus on one single thought; so you hear me speak out my thought in focus, at the end of the run. I have always found it helpful to stay focused on one fresh and single thought while jogging; it helps me forget the aches and the sweat.