Just a quick update to let you know the results of my weighing and measuring last Friday.
One of the headlines is that I’ve lost just over one kilogram, which is about two and a half pounds.
Not exactly Biggest Loser stuff, but good progress, especially considering I don’t have a lot to lose.
My main goal is to get down to 18% body fat, so I haven’t actually set a target weight, but it’s still nice to see the scales falling by a healthy amount.
1-2lbs per week is widely considered ideal for long term weight loss, so I’m very happy with a two pound loss over two weeks. I’ve only been gradually making changes to my diet, so I haven’t been eating very differently over that period either.
Even more encouragingly, the scales say my body fat is down from 29% to 28%.*
This great because it indicates that the weight I’ve lost is fat, rather than lean muscle tissue (which can also be lost if you diet or exercise too severely).
My measurements are pretty much the same as when I started Project 18% Body Fat a couple of weeks ago. But, unless I’m imagining things, I think my body is looking more toned.
My current stats:
Weight: 63.2 kg
Body Fat: 28%
Thigh: 58 cm
Waist: 73 cm
Hips: 100 cm
Apart from all that, I’m feeling amazing! I talked about my diet in my last post, but my fitness has already increased too.
I mentioned when I first introduced the fat loss fitness programme I’m following that I’ll be doing a lot of interval training and I talked in another post about why I’m cutting down on running. I wasn’t sure how much I’d enjoy it, but it’s actually really great. I’m spending less time exercising and getting better results – bargain!
Here’s an example of the kind of workouts I’m doing. I know some people tried that circuit and really liked it, so I’ll post another one of those soon.
Now I have got back into the habit of exercising regularly I’m going to have a think about some fitness targets I could set for myself. I’ll let you know what I come up with.
What are you fitness and weight loss goals? And how are you progressing? I’d love it if you let me know in the comments below. If I can help at all, feel free to ask.
*I’ll talk about methods of measuring body fat in another post, but I just wanted to add that body fat scales are not always 100% accurate as they can be affected by the amount of fluid in your system. But I find them useful as one form of measuring my progress. I’m going to get a set of callipers for measuring too, but more on that later.