Half-Way Done – 6 Weeks to Drop 7!

I’m already half-way through my 6-week challenge and I’m happy with my progress. Below are my goals and my progress on each:

Goals for these 6 Weeks (actually 5.5 weeks since I weighed in on a Tuesday):

  • Finish on 05/25/2018 with a body weight loss of 7 pounds or more (minimum target weight is 150 pounds)
    • Today, I weigh 153.2 pounds, a loss so far of 3.8 pounds. I am on target and should reach that 7 pound goal
  • I am targeting a loss of 1.5% or more of body fat as reported on my scale
    • Today, my body fat percentage was 23.9%, so a loss so far of 0.8%. I am on target and should reach my goal of losing 1.5% body fat
  • I want to see major changes in my physique since I’ve been there before and know I can look a lot better
    • Already seeing progress, which is encouraging
    • My abs are coming back!
    • My shoulders have popped – they’re always the first thing to shape up
    • For my photos, I chose the absolutely most unflattering pants in my closet – which was not smart but does let you see the progress better
    • See progress photos below
  • Complete 6+ hours a week of dedicated exercise
    • Not a problem AT ALL!
  • Run 4 times a week at minimum (following my trusty 6-week half marathon training plan)
    • Exceeding this goal! 13 runs in 3 weeks so far
  • Lift or do weight training at least 3 days a week
    • Exceeding this goal! I’ve done weight training 10 times in 3 weeks
  • Use Core De Force for strength training and additional cardio
    • Doing this consistently
  • Do abdominal work at least 4 days a week
    • Meeting this goal at 12 ab workouts in 3 weeks
  • Stay within daily net calorie goal of 1200 calories at least 6 days a week
    • Messed up one week where I stayed on target 5 days instead of 6
  • Report into My Fitness Pal daily (478 day streak already!)
    • Met – I login multiple times a day!

Starting Statistics on 04/17/2018 (A Tuesday – not the typical Friday) and Today’s Stats:

  • Starting Weight: 157.0 pounds
    • 153.2 today

  • Starting Body Fat %: 24.7%
    • 23.9% today
  • Starting BMI: 24.6
    • 24.0 today

Starting Measurements:

  • Starting Natural Waist: 29.5 inches
    • 29 inches (loss of 0.5 inches)
  • Starting Belly Button: 33 inches
    • 32.75 inches (loss of 0.25 inches)
  • Starting Hips: 37.5 inches
    • 37 inches (loss of 0.5 inches)
  • Starting Chest: 35.25 inches
    • 35 inches (loss of 0.25 inches)

The Workout Plan Versus Reality:


Before and Mid-Way Photos




One thought on “Half-Way Done – 6 Weeks to Drop 7!

  1. Where do you find the energy and the time to run and exercise so much? I can barely manage a brisk walk 3-4 mornings a week. 😉


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