End of Week Seven – 8th September
1.8kg (4 lbs) weight loss
Total weight loss, to date
10.4kg (23 lbs)
And yet another week with a few milestones achieved. “Routine is King” as they say and I am certainly settling into a good routine. The small hurdle of a Jaguar Breakfast Club breaks that routine somewhat. A great steak (with nachos for starters – and great company) on the Friday night followed by the unavoidable breakfast club rolls (literally unavoidable as they were not serving anything else… I was hoping for scrambled eggs instead). But my protein-packed shakes are never far behind, with a Protein Works Super Greens Extreme replacing coffee at Costa and a Meal Replacement taking the place of lunch.
Wednesday saw me breakthrough the 1 st 7 lbs (9.6kg) milestone and Thursday took me over the 10kg weight loss marker and below 100kg. Wednesday and Thursday, along with Tuesday, were also very notable on this “journey”. Tuesday, I joined my first Gym. Wednesday, I had my first gym session with my personal trainer, Matty. Thursday, I did my first “solo” gym session. I think this is what you call a pivotal moment.
End of Week One (28th July 2023)…
1.9 kg (4 lbs) weight loss
End of Week Two (4th August 2023)…
1.3 kg (3 lbs) weight loss
End of Week Three (11th August)
1.4kg (3 lbs) weight loss
End of Week Four – 18th August
0.5kg (1 lb) weight loss
End of Week Five – 25th August
2.6kg (6 lb) weight loss
End of Week Six – 1st September
0.9kg (2 lbs) weight loss
Coach Ken says:
This is amazing work. I’m quite keen for you to get going with the gym programme. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll reap the benefits. As you find your way around the gym, gain a bit of confidence and knowledge in different movements, we can programme some unilateral movements in. This will help your core, and this will have a massive effect on your lower back and various stabilising muscles. This will then mean we can go a bit heavier on the big lifts. You’re going to hate and love it. Your rest days will become active recovery days.
You’ll then need to start eating to train, not eating to lose weight. Eating to train will mean weight loss, but you’ll retain and build muscle.
If you don’t enjoy the weights or the programme then we will change it up. PPL is a good start, you’ll be learning compound and isolation movements. I want you to stick at it. Religiously. For 3 months. Then let’s have some feedback and see what we need to change, if anything.
You’ve got this. Thanks for taking me on this journey with you.