The summer seems to continue forever in Belgium so our winter hibernation has also been postponed a bit. There were a few restaurant visits and a dinner date. Despite i was able to refocused my efforts on the diet. It was a little bit of a bumpy start but in the end I got there.
Fase 1: Swimming
Perfect score on this account. Didn’t mis one session. And I have the impression I even got a little bit faster this last month.
Fase 2: a very strict diet
Like I said, a bumpy start. Getting back to the hyper focused diet stage wasn’t that easy. The first two weeks I gradually improved. But the small improvements made me feel a whole lot better. This in turn helped me to get my focus back 100%. The clubbing also helped! Yes, I want to be that 50 year old geezer with the great body, banging his head out on some old trance tunes and embarrassing his wife #relationshipgoals. So the last two weeks were spot on!
|24-10-2017||114 kg||43 cm||124 cm||124 cm||39 cm|
|15-5-2018||104 kg||42 cm||115 cm||114,5 cm||38 cm|
|17-6-2018||104 kg||42 cm||118 cm||115 cm||38 cm|
|15-7-2018||101 kg||41 cm||118 cm||115 cm||38 cm|
|15-8-2018||99 kg||41 cm||118 cm||113 cm||38 cm|
|15-9-2018||101 kg||41 cm||118 cm||114 cm||38 cm|
|15-10-2018||98 kg||41 cm||118 cm||113 cm||38 cm|
Yes! An all time low and I got rid of the cm gained in the summer!
Perhaps even more important: I feel great! More energy, more power, more stamina. Although I celebrated my 44th birthday end of August I actually feel younger (and a hell of a lot sexier).
Fase 3: fitness
Well, you can’t win them all. Not only did I not add the sit ups to my regime. I even skipped a whole week. Did make a little bit of progress:
|15-8-2018||3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 6|
|18-9-2018||4 – 5 – 5 – 5 – 7|
|15-10-2018||5 – 7 – 6 – 6 – 9|
I think I am not that motivated to do them because I only do the push up. It’s not enough. 5 minutes and puff it is over. I don’t get into a groove like I do with the swimming.
What I want to do is a full fitness set and really feel the muscles burning. But for that i need to wait until the utility room is ready and we have a place to set up my fitness bench (I checked, it was a hard no from the misses to set it up in the living room 😉
But there is some good news on that front. The paint is done (by dad and me). This week the floor goes in. After that, all we need is to get a big ass closet installed and the fitness bench can go in. i am guessing/hoping early December. until then I jsut need to remind myself that any progress i make with the push ups will pay dividends later.
But I have always been an all or nothing guy so this ‘little bit’ of fitness really isn’t my style. On the other hand, the all or nothing approach hasn’t really worked for me health wise the last 20 years. Perhaps moderation is key. The question is, can this old Sloth change its ways?