I’ve been seeing some pretty motivating results lately at the gym. I’ve foregone weight training for cardio. Hour and a half, 7 days a week, with a good diet all week. 40 minutes of interval, then the rest is a sustained pace, and the odd high-intensity sprint. I burn AT LEAST 600 calories of cardio a day. Usually 700. I’m currently losing about half a pound a day! I can see a visible difference now. My face is thinner and I have less of a gut!
I started at 176 about 2-3 weeks ago.
Goal Setting Recommendation: To move to the next weight range you need to weigh 159 pounds to be in the NORMAL weight range.
I’ve lost 8 pounds since I started, and need to lose 9 more to get into the healthy range. So 2-3 more weeks. My current goal is 155. Once I reach it though, I’ll probably just set a new goal like 145.
Pretty soon I should be able to fit into all the clothes I have from Winnipeg. And my goal is to be in even better shape than I was then. Once I have lost my gut and at a body-fat percentage I’m happy with I will start re-introducing weight training and bring my caloric intake up a bit to get a bit more muscle and definition. By next summer, I’m hoping to look the best I’ve ever looked!
It’s so awesome to finally be seeing results and have a clear plan on how to proceed. I’ve been trying to lose weight for about a year now, and it used to be so shrouded in mystery, and felt out of my grasp. But it’s a simple math equation. End the day at a calorie deficit and you lose weight. Simple as that. Plus a bunch of handy tricks for keeping your metabolism up, like taking the stairs at work, drinking ice-water, tea, spices, etc.
I have before pictures from 3 weeks ago. When I reach my goal of 155 I will take new pictures. And if I’m feeling confident enough, maybe I’ll post them on here to show the difference!