Already, the 60 Day Challenge is now complete and the results are in. I took all my measurements and my weight, and here’s what we ended up with.
Starting Weight – 71 kg (156 pounds)
Starting Waist Measurement – 85.5 cm
Finishing Weight – 68 kg (149.5 pounds)
Finishing Waist Measurement – 81.5 cm
After (February 8th, 2019)
Before (December 26, 2018 – End Of Week 2)
Thoughts And Conclusions
I’ve talked about this quite a bit in my last few write ups, so check those out if you’re interested in more detail, but here’s a quick summary of my thoughts –
Did I hit my goal? No.
Am I happy with the progress I made? Yes. Not only did I come very close to hitting my goal, but I did so under the gun. The first few weeks I made zero progress, so the fact that I got as close as I did in the time I did is awesome.
I also think that this challenge is a testament to a lot of the mental strength I’ve been trying to cultivate over the last few years. Again, I started the first few weeks of the challenge making zero progress.
The old me have gotten pissed off, discouraged, and ultimately, would have quit.
The new me just sucked it up, trusted in the process, and kept going.
I’m going to call that a definitive win.
I’ve also talked about this before, but it’s worth repeating – objectively speaking, my diet is now healthier than it’s ever been at any other point in my life. I’m eating real, whole foods the majority of the time, and I’ve really managed to readjust my palette to be able to appreciate those simple foods.
Not only is this a major improvement for my health, I believe that it’s also going to set me up for the when the diet is over. If you follow this site, you know that I, like many people, have a history of regaining lost weight. I really feel that by cultivating the habits that I have and reorienting myself towards a more nutritionally dense diet that I’ll be setting myself up to not only lose more weight, but to maintain it for the rest of my life.
Not that I’m letting my guard down, of course. I recognize that I do need to be constantly vigilant. But I really think that I’m well on my way.
My future plans are pretty straight forward – I’ll be continuing the cutting diet until about April. The goal is to reach between 63-64 kg (138-140 pounds), which would put me at roughly 12 percent body fat.
After that, I’ll be going into a very long maintenance phase, in which I’ll likely spend the rest of 2019 maintaining my new body fat level, and slowly putting on some additional muscle.
I’ll also be continuing to work on a lot of the muscular imbalances that I have. My elbow (knock on wood) is feeling a lot better, and I’m hoping that it will be all healed up by the time the cutting diet is over.
With regard to this site, I want to start doing more with it. I know a lot of my updates have been pretty shit – late, incomplete, messy progress posts.
I’ve been quite busy with other projects, and simply haven’t had the time to devote to this.
And while I can’t make any promises, hopefully that will change in the spring. I’ve recorded a few video’s since last summer that I just haven’t had the time to edit and put up yet, so I’ll be doing that shortly.
I’d also like to start doing more content just to show you my life. I’ve always liked the idea of this site – the concept of showing a “normal” guy who’s struggled his whole life with his weight overcoming his challenges, documenting the process, and sharing it with other people who could benefit from it.