So, in light of my fairly disastrous progress update, I’ve decided to kick this up a notch!
As of today (October 23, 2016) I’m starting a 60 day challenge- by December 21th, 2016, I will go from 16% body fat down to 12% body fat.
To throw some numbers out at you, I am:
- 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches)
- I have a 40 cm neck (15.7 inches)
- I have an 85 cm waist (33.5 inches)
In order to get from 16% to 12% body fat, I need to lose 5 cm (2 inches) off my waist (if you’re confused about this method of determining bodyfat, check out this article).
Each inch on the waist corresponds to roughly 5 pounds (about 2.3 kg) of fat. That means that in order to do this, I need to lose 10 pounds of fat over the next 8 weeks.
Like I said, my lack of progress 3 weeks into starting this site prompted me to do this, because I know that by setting measured goals with a time limit, I’ll be forced to follow through on them.
But I also have another motivation for doing this…it’s this:
I have the entire month of January off of work! And here in Korea, it gets cold as shit during the winter.
So, since I’m never one to turn down the opportunity to go somewhere warm and tropical, I’ll be heading to the Philippines for 10 days.
Which means, I’ll be on a beach.
Which means, I’ll have my shirt off most of the time.
Which means…I damn well better drop this weight!
My Game Plan
Basically, I’m gonna be sticking to the same game plan I started with- I’m just going to be MUCH more diligent about tracking my calories. I’ll be continuing with a moderate protein diet, limited calories and heavy weights 3 time per week.
I’ll also be continuing with my protocol of flexible dieting. I’ll be writing about this soon, but I really do feel like this is THE best way to eat, both when you’re trying to lose weight and when you’re trying to maintain.
I’ll be posting an update every week with measurement and weigh-ins so you guys can see the process, and so I can be transparent with my progress.