Not all vehicles need oil changes every 3000 miles. Best way to know the frequency for any standard maintenance on your car is to CHECK THE OWNER’S MANUAL!!!!! New model cars can go longer between services because of new technology. I recently bought a 2012 Hyundai Elantra and the manual said 7500 miles under normal driving conditions. Some places will still try to get you in every 3000 miles, but always check your manual to be sure. And watch your tire pressure as well. My mom got her oil changes done at Jiffy Lube, and they would check the tries and add air if needed. They went with the “standard” 32psi. however, my mom’s car came with a different rim style with required low profile tires, so the psi for those tire was lower. My mom’s tire treads peeled and blew out twice because of that. From them on she told them not to touch her tires. Always check the your actual tires for the max psi and remember that tires get hot as you ride, and hot air expands, causing the psi to go up, so never fill them to max psi.
The second step was to start the exercises, since I was more than half way to achieving my goal, this was more fun than I thought. I started off slow and increased as my fitness levels got better. I now exercise three days a week using mainly the exercises in Mike's book, I also do a little strength training like pull ups and tricep extensions just to boost my muscular strength. I have been doing so for only two months and have had great results, I have not got a six pack stomach as yet, but my stomach is flat and I am so confident that it is only a matter of short time since all the hard work has been achieved to get rid of the bulge I once called a stomach.
Some weeks ago I just got the evidence you were talking about, we were helping at a construction site, they mostly wanted guys to help but there were some girls as well (I'm in the girls' camp btw), and at the end they said I had been working like two guys :D It felt great, even knowing that all the guys were office rats it was great to see that I could work even harder than they (we were carrying trees, it was fun, especially picking them up at the end and throwing them among the others, it was like the best workout I've ever had).