I’m within striking distance of a 25lbs weight loss since I first started a little over 3 months ago. I weighed 195.4lbs and this morning I weighed 170.6lbs. I haven’t been this weight bracket since 2013. The combination of proper diet and exercise has enabled me to sustain trajectory. The majority of my exercise comes from running 2+ miles per day, and I’ve found some additional supplimentary forms of exercise like hiking, biking and swimming.
After owning a home in this neighborhood for nearly 2 years, I’ve had the chance to use it the first time this month. I’m not particularly good at swimming, so this will give me something new to work on. I’m not sure it will be a regular part of my routine, but it’s a tool to change things up if I hit a wall.
I reassembled my bike recently and I’ve been exploring some scenic trails nearby. It’s nice getting outside every once and while for some fresh air. The e-bike also flattens out any hills around here, transforming any strenuous climbs into a nice cruise. While some may say that’s cheating, I think biking outside for me is more of a casual recreation to recharge, versus rough it out.
In other news, we should be getting our Tonal pretty soon, and I think that’ll be a nice way to keep things fresh. I’ve never really strength trained, so this will be a new experience. The next milestone is going to be 165lbs, but it’ll be more challenging as I will probably develop more muscle as well. I will need to start tracking new data points since weight is less relevant. As an example, my waistline (at its largest) was 41″, and today it’s 36.25″. I’d like to continue to reduce my visceral fat and get my mid-section to 34″.
I’m getting there. It’s just a matter of consistency and time at this point.