Back in September I did a pretty good Birthday Challenge and then challenged myself to lose 45 pounds during the course of the year. Since then I’ve been trying pretty hard, working out a lot and trying to eat better. I’m definitely way more fit than I was then, but I still have a long ways to go.
Here’s what I look like today
And this is what I looked like during that Birthday Challenge
I know it’s not the best photos for comparing but for some reason I didn’t take a pic then of myself standing in my house with no shirt on. I thought I did, but I can’t find it, so this will have to do.
Since that day the majority of my exercise has been inside with one program or another from Beachbody. My buddy Steve works for them and has helped inspire me to use their products to try to get back into the shape I had in years past. I started with “Insanity, the Asylum.” It’smy favorite Beachbody program so far, but I haven’t tried them all, so that could change later. I’ll talk more about that later. Then I followed up Asylum with a full 90 day cycle of P90X. That was totally different and really increased my strength. Now I’m starting another round of Asylum and am planning on following that up with P90X2, which is Beachbody’s newest program.
I’ve been pretty good with the exercise, but I haven’t done enough with my nutrition. I’ve been pretty good the last 3 months, but I’m going to try to do even better during this round of Asylum. Hopefully that will help make my results even better.
So far here’s how I’ve done:
Weight – I’ve lost 16 pounds.
Waist – I’ve lost 3 inches off my waist.
I’ve lost 2 inches off my hips and an inch off my chest.
My biceps have increased about a half inch and my thighs are about an inch and a half smaller.
I’ve lost about 4% body fat.
I’m pretty happy with these results, but I would like them to be even better. So that’s some of the motivation for trying to kick my diet into gear. Hopefully it will work.
I also signed up to be a Team Beachbody Coach to try to help others get into better shape as well. I’d also like it if I made a little money doing it, but that’s secondary. My first goal was to make enough of an improvement on myself that people would be inspired to work with me as their coach. Hopefully that is happening.