Day 266

End of Week Thirty Eight – 12 April
0.9kg (2.0lb) weight loss

Total weight loss, to date
41.1kg (90.6lb / 6st 6.6lb)

Current weight – 68.8kg (10st 11.7lb)

Target weight – 69.9kg (11st) – SMASHED IT!

That’s a reduction of 37.4% of my starting body weight.
Muscle Mass increased to 87.8% and fat mass reduced to 7.5%.
Lean Mass increased to 92.5%.

With 4th April being my parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary (60 years!) and spending a couple of days with them today was one of those rare days without a single visit to the gym.

A very early start with a 6.25am departure from Morecambe to drive down to Warwickshire for the Jaguar Breakfast Club gathering at the British Motor Museum. A trip to surprise Coach Ken… and surprised he was when I stood in front of his Jaguar XK8 as he parked up. He hadn’t seen me since November and so took a few moments to register who was actually stood in front of his car taking a photo πŸ™‚

I certainly am very different. Way more different than I could have dared to even imagine when I started back in July last year.

On the way back up north I dropped in to Ribby Hall Health Club for a 5K Row and, of course, a sauna and spa pool visit πŸ™‚

WIth a day off from the gym, I’m now playing catch-up. A morning 5K row at Ribby Hall and an evening 5K row at JD Gyms Thornton-Cleveleys with a sunbed top-up at TannersFY5 in the middle.

New week and first of four personal training sessions with Matty the PT. We are now settling down into the routine of Personal Training Monday to Thursday with Monday being Push, Tuesday Pull, Wednesday Leg and Thursday for Body Building/Strengh training. Still aiming to put in a second gym visit on these days for a 5K row or a stint on the treadmill. Friday is normally JD Burn and Abs classes first thing. And the weekend is not an excuse to slack either.

So today’s early afternoon PUSH session at Ribby Hall with Matt: Bench press, chest press, shoulder press, cable crossovers, seated abdominal curl.

An evening visit to JD for a 5K Row.

Plus, every Monday is Motivational Monday….

And this week… “Discipline, Habits and Consistency”. Three words that I have lived by over the past eight months. The discipline has come from knowing exactly why I was doing all this. The goals I had set myself very early on. The bigger goals added along the way. Setting new goals when the early ones were ticked off. Striving for more beyond merely losing weight.

Focus On Yourself

A late afternoon PULL training session with Matt at JD: Bike (warm-up), Barbell Row/TRX Row superset, SkiErg/Kettlebell deadlift/ball slam superset, seated cable row, assisted pull-ups, kneeling lat pulldown, face pulls, bicep curls/hammer curls, core (Russian twists/situps/plank)

Three hours later and back at JD for the re-introduction of the treadmill into my training. Since the knee injury on New Years Day I had dropped treadmill from training allowing my patellar tendon to recover fully. Tonight was a good 52 minute session at a good steady pace. Treadmill will now alternate with the rowing machine, ahead of restarting ParkRun in May and running training at Ribby Hall with Matt.

A re-stock from MyProtein – Protein Crisps, flapjacks, vegan cookies, xtra cookies, lean cookies, whey protein, etc.

A mid-afternoon LEG training session with Matt, again at JD: Bike (warm-up), Barbell squat, Hack squat, Weighted lunges/SkiErg superset, Leg curl, Calf press, Abdominal Crunch, followed by another top-up sunbed at TannersFY5.

Four hours later and back at JD for a 5K row.

Sports physio/deep tissue massage with Andy at 10am followed immediately with Body Building/Strength training session at JD with Matt: Treadmill warm-up, Chest press, chest fly, cable crossover, pull ups, t bar row, seated row

It’s been a few weeks but back at JD for 7am Burn and Abs classes, led by Matt on his birthday. I did offer to turn the tables and run the class with Matt taking part, but he declined what I thought was a generous offer.

JD Burn consisted of: SkiErg, Step Up, Dumbbell Snatch, V Up, Kettlebell Swings, Barbell Row, Weighted Squat/Lunges (I opted for lunges) – 3 circuits of 50 secs with 10 secs rest

JD Abs consisted of: Leg Raises, Crunches, Toe Taps, Elbow to Knee, Plank

Gym Activity

  • 2 Treadmill sessions
  • 6 Rowing Machine sessions
  • 0 Bike sessions
  • 4 Matty the PT sessions
  • 2 Gym Classes

The Road to Newcastle continues…

I’ve Got This!

Previously…

End of Week Thirty Seven – 5 April
0.3kg (0.7lb) weight loss

End of Week Thirty Six – 29 March
0.3kg (0.7lb) weight loss

Middle of Week Thirty Five – 20 March
0.9kg (2.0lb) weight loss

End of Week Thirty Three – 8 March
1.1kg (2.4lb) weight loss

End of Week Thirty Two – 1 March
0.3kg (0.7lb) weight loss

End of Week Thirty One – 23 February
1.3kg (2.9lb) weight loss

End of Week Thirty – 16 February
0.8kg (1.8lb) weight loss

End of Week Twenty Nine – 9 February
1.1kg (2.4lb) weight loss

End of Week Twenty Eight – 2 February
0.9kg (2lb) weight loss

End of Week Twenty Seven – 26 January
2.6kg (5.7lb) weight loss

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

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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