I’m now over two months into my summer goal to become healthy. I’m really glad that I’m doing a coached program because in the past this was about as long as I was able to last on my own, but I’m feeling good and confident, so you’ll have several more weeks of these blog posts coming from me.
My goals for the coming week are:
- Run 2 miles 2 times
- Do my strength training workouts 2 times
- Attend spin class once
- 300 minutes of cardio
So far the biggest challenge I’ve had is getting the 300 minutes of cardio, I’ve been averaging 210-240/week. With Friday being a holiday I might actually make it this time.
I’ve been doing good when it comes to tracking my weight these past two months. Last week I mentioned that I had hit a plateau. In hindsight I don’t thing that it was a true plateau, but my weight measurement on 6/18 was an outlier. Basically I looked like I lost more weight than I really had. As you may recall, when I got my 2nd BodPod measurement I tracked out an estimate of what I would lose based on the changes I had done during the 3 weeks between my measurements. I had lost an average of 1.101 lbs/week in between my BodPod Measurements, so I created a spreadsheet to see how long my goals would take if I maintained that pace. The blue line on the chart is where my weight would be if I kept up the 1.101 lbs/week trend. The red line is my actual weight loss. So even though I look like I gained weight between 6/18 and 6/25, I’m still beating my estimate. A fact that makes me very happy 🙂
Another bit of good news is that based on my projections of losing 1.228 lbs of fat/week and gaining 0.128 lbs of muscle, my body fat percentage should now have passed below 30%. I won’t know for sure until the last week of my program, but if anyone asks, I’m going to tell them that I am now officially “overweight” and I’m no longer “obese” (Again, using these terms based on actual body-fat percentage, not the stupid BMI. According to my BMI, I’ve never been obese & I would be “healthy” with a 26% body fat! Stupid BMI…).
So to recap: Still working hard, glad I have a coach, 1 new goal, 3 repeating goals, not a real plateau, & now just overweight.
See you next week!
PS: the chart above was based on my weigh-ins at the gym. I’ve also done my Wii Fit almost every morning in the month of June. Here’s the chart from that:
Do you like my Mii?