Nearly 6 months has passed since I started this amazing “journey”. What started out as a simple weight-loss challenge has turned into a total lifestyle reboot. Back in Juy 2023 I could never have imagined being where I am right now, let alone the destination I am heading towards.

Day 182

End of Week Twenty Six – 19 January
1.6kg (3.5lb) weight loss

Total weight loss, to date
30.6kg (67.5lb / 4st 11.5lb)

That’s a reduction of 27.8% of my starting body weight.
Muscle Mass increased to 80.8% whilst Fat Mass decreased to 15%.
Lean Mass is now up to 85.0% and my Basal Metabolic Age is now down to 50. My aim of getting that below 50 by my 56th birthday – 22 days from now – is looking promissing πŸ™‚

And more milestones. Reaching 30kg of weight loss, getting below 80kg, setting a new weight target which is now just 9.6kg away and it’s only been nearly six months since I started this incredible journey.

I’ve now set a new weight loss goal – my final one – to reach 69.9kg (154.1lb or 11st). That will be 40kg (88.2lb or 6st 4.2lb) off my original starting weight or over 36% of me banished! From there the goal will be purely body composition. Building the muscle. Building the body.

My new go-to cardio exercise- the Rowing Machine, and a bit of bicep curling.

A new location for training with Matty the PT today – Ribby Hall Health Club. I’ll still be training at JD Gym with Matty but this makes scheduling sessions much easier, and the facilities are pretty good too.

PULL SESSION – Barbell row 50kg, seated cable row, lat pull down, seated row (traps), Arnie bicep curls and hammer curls, followed by a taste of the spa facilities including the sauna and spa pool.

An active rest day with cardio on the rowing machine.

Back to Ribby Hall at lunchtime for another training session. PUSH session with Matt followed by more relaxation in the sauna, spa pool and steam room.

In the evening it was over to JD Gym for another rowing session.

More rowing machine action. I’m using the rowing machine for my cardio workout and generally covering 5K.

LEG training session with Matty – Barbell squat, weighted split squats

My regular visit to Andy the Sports Therapist for deep tissue Sports Massage otherwise known as an hour long torture session.

Following Wednesday training session, another active rest day and back on the rowing machine.

Back at JD Gym for a morning training session with Matt. PULL Day – Barbell row, deadlift, lat pull down, tricep pull, bicep curl

Focus On Yourself

Every Monday I post a new “Motivational Quote” for the week.

Gym Activity

  • 0 Treadmill sessions
  • 5 Rowing Machine sessions
  • 0 Bike sessions
  • 4 Matty the PT sessions
  • 0 Gym Classes
  • 9 Saunas

The Road to Newcastle continues…

I’ve Got This!

Previously…

End of Week Twenty Five – 12 January
0.6kg (1.3lb) weight loss

End of Week Twenty Four – 5 January
0.7kg (1.5lb) weight loss

End of Week Twenty Three – 29 December
0.2kg (0.4lb) weight loss

End of Week Twenty Two – 22 December
0.1kg (0.2lb) weight loss

End of Week Twenty One – 15 December
1.3kg (2.9 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Twenty – 8 December
1.4kg (3.1 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Nineteen – 1 December
1.1kg (2.4 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Eighteen – 24 November
0.4kg (0.9 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Seventeen – 17 November
2kg (4.4 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Sixteen – 10 November
2kg (4.4 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Fifteen – 3 November
0.5kg (1 lb) weight loss

End of Week Fourteen – 27th October
0.9kg (2 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Thirteen – 20th October
1.8kg (4 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Twelve – 13th October
0.9kg (2 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Eleven – 6th October
1.3kg (3 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Ten – 29th September
1.9kg (4 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Nine – 22nd September
1.7kg (4 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Eight – 15th September
+0.1kg (+0.2 lbs) weight gain

End of Week Seven – 8th September
1.8kg (4 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Six – 1st September
0.9kg (2 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Five – 25th August
2.6kg (6 lb) weight loss

End of Week Four – 18th August
0.5kg (1 lb) weight loss

End of Week Three (11th August)
1.4kg (3 lbs) weight loss

End of Week Two (4th August 2023)…
1.3 kg 
(3 lbs) weight loss

End of Week One (28th July 2023)…
1.9 kg
 (4 lbs) weight loss

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