Why 30 days?
Because am training for the half marathon on 24th May (need to register tomorrow without fail). But that is secondary. Basically, am tired. Tired of working out but not losing significant fat. So, this is my war against fat and inches …. not weight… FAT.
After 30 days?
This continues. It is a lifestyle change and NOT a diet. This is not for you if you are a serial dieter… looking for short cuts… believe that carbs or fats are bad.
70% of fat loss is through food. We all know it and yet we put in only 20-30% of the effort. Even if you don’t workout, you can lose fat by eating right.
Because it makes me feel good… it is my drug… I cannot be happy without working out… and it makes me fit. Eating right will make me lose fat but that is not equal to fitness. Fitness = Exercise but at a healthy weight
Do we count calories?
No. But my eating is generally equivalent to 1400 calories. Never eat below 1200 calories… never… ever. And don’t eat above 2000 calories unless you workout for hours intensely
I don’t have a lot of time tonight because I need to sleep asap and wake up tomorrow morning at 5.30 am for my speed run. It gets slightly hot after 6.30 am and I want to finish my run before that. I will keep writing about food… workouts… etc etc… on a daily basis. But for tonight… let me just list where I am today:
Current morning weight : 61.1 kg . I weigh myself every morning because it keeps me on track. You don’t need to do the same. I had reached below 59 kg but the crap eating of last 4 days has taken it’s toll. Earlier I was at 62 kg and haven’t been below 61 kg in a long time.
Target weight : 52 kg for now. Ideally, I want to get to a fat % of 20 but that is a long term plan. For now, I want to get to 57 kg.
Below are the results of my BMA (Body mass analysis). Most gyms have a machine which you step on and it calculates your fat and muscle mass etc. Don’t get hung up on the numbers because every machine throws up a different number. The point is to compare and improve over whatever number it shows.
I am only going to focus on the fat mass and how much fat I need to lose. At the same time I don’t want to lose muscle. Right now, am not trying to gain muscle. Because it is impossible to lose fat and gain muscles at the same time. Trust me, I have tried and read up on it. It is impossible.
2 other things you can do when you start:
– Click pics and compare progress. The best way to “see” progress. I generally click pics of my tummy.
– Take measurements. I would do this earlier but then every centimetre gain would stress me out and human error is high.
What I am going to do is post my workout and food on a daily basis. I started eating right in the beginning April (don’t remember the exact date) and maintaining a food diary. It worked. I managed to stay on track for a atleast 15 days… even more. The last 5 days have thrown me off track and I am going to write it again to stay on track.
I need to know if I should post on this blog or another stagnant blog (I have soooooo many back up blogs). Let me know in the comments.
Also, this is stuff that has worked for me…. that does not mean you cannot do it differently. I am not perfect and learning every single day.
Shall we start?
I was not in office today but visiting stores in a cab. So, I couldn’t eat every 2 hours and stuff. But tomorrow will be better.
Feedback most welcome.