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Fitness update September | Getting back into a Rhythm

I’ve detailed before my struggles with my weight and fitness, and this year was meant to be getting back into a routine and retake that weight off, however with everything that’s happened it become a bit stagnant, my motivation, Time and accessibility has decreased, to the point now my weight is much higher than its been in 4 years.


What has been happening?

In 2016 and 2017 I made great inroads into my weight loss and generally healthiness, I lost about a quarter of my body weight and felt much better, but I’ve written before in 18,19 I seemingly gained a stone a year, and this year another half, which was most frustrating thing about it was the lack of food I eat and no obvious reason why I gained so much weight, especially when I compare what I eat to others, I’ve had to tweak my diet and food intake yet again if I compare to 2016 and 17, I’m not really doing much different, but I know this year hasn’t helped.


But with Lockdown easing, ish, and the kids going back to school, I’m trying to get back into a routine, I had reached that point of its just to much weight now, and I need to try and get back to what I was a couple of years ago, it will take time to get back to the desired weight but I have to try and atleast make a dent in the near 3 stone I would like to lose, 2 would be good for the short term.

Part of the issue this year has been the closing of Gyms, this was a bump that derailed my Gym motivation when they reopened as part of the Lockdown, I was obviously hesitant, and since then I’ve actually paused my membership and no plans to restart it.

September Schwinn Challenge

So a couple of new things that I’m trying, first I’m doing the September Schwinn Challenge in which I do 10 days of exercise workouts, it has some simple 15-minute workouts, and the book also supplied was Micro workout plan by Tom Holland, which has an interesting read, but also some further workouts which is excellent for someone who has limited knowledge in simple workout routines, both the challenge and the follow-up exercises are designed for no equipment and short bursts, so if you are limited time or don’t have equipment its an excellent addition.

I’m interested to see how this makes a difference, I’ve tweaked my food diet, and with us saving on money,  we decided to drastically reduce takeaways and restaurant’s (obviously), but me working in a shop does create temptation, and I’ve tried to reduce this both for me and the family, with only a treat o film nights, and that’s it. So let’s hope it makes a difference when I re-weigh shortly.

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