I thought that some of you would like to see the benefits of trying to live a healthier life in stats !!
I love numbers and think that they provide a great permanent record of me and where I want to go.
I started my diet and health improvement programme on July 1st and C25K at the end of July after feeling somewhat ashamed of myself.
A sportsman (Rugby, football, cricket, squash, golf etc) who had turned into a tub of lard.
Here are my numbers, stats and figures of the combined efforts of my diet and doing C25K
We have Fitbit Aria scales so have a record of weight and body fat - I am not obsessed by them but find that keeping a note keeps me on track.
I also take measurements once a month and today was measurement time :
I am 50 years old and 5'10" and of stocky build, I'm always told I look like a rugby player !! I have just completed week 7 on C25K.
July 1 - - Arms - 35cms ----- Sep 12 29cms ----- LOST 6cms
July 1 - - Chest - 114cms -----Sep 12 109cms ----- LOST 5cms
July 1 - - Waist - 113cms ----- Sep 12 102cms ----- LOST 11cms
July 1 - - Thighs - 61cms ----- Sep 12 53cms ----- LOST 8cms ----- tons of muscle definition though !!!
July 1 - - Weight 96.2kgs (15st 2lbs) with 30.3% body fat
Sep 12 - Weight 85.8kgs (13st 7lbs) with 23.8% body fat
I knew things were moving in the right direction as clothes were getting loose and I am sleeping really well but these stats have confirmed it !
I am pleased !
I would like to get my body fat % down and know that I still have a bit of a gut.
That has been there a number of years so won't disappear overnight but as long as I keep chipping away at it my stats will show it.
The only major thing that I have done diet wise is that I (we) have cut out bread. We were eating 3.5 loaves per week between two of us !!!!
I have just been smart, eaten loads of veggies, fruit, yoghurt, nuts and good quality meat. I have cut down the carbs, processed meats and increased protein.
I haven't cut out all life's goodies but just applied 'everything in moderation'.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my stats and any further advice would be well received.