I have to almost pinch myself to think its already been 12 weeks since I first started my quest of getting my health and happiness back on track. It has certainly been a roller-coaster 12 weeks.
I didn’t necessarily need to lose weight. When I registered to commence the 12WBT I was within my healthy weight range. Monitoring my weight each week showed me that a break in routine can affect everything. I initially dropped from 60kg to 58kg but then rapidly gained 4.2kg whilst on holiday with family.
Don’t get me wrong I do not regret for one moment enjoying myself with family.
One thing is very evident, the perfect weight according to my own body is 60kg and I naturally hover around this weight when I am not consuming ‘holiday’ food. The proof however that my body composition is what really needed to be changed is very evident in my before and after photos.
I spent a number of days this week thinking that not much had changed and that my butt was still going south. Whilst I am not where I thought I would be after 12 weeks I have no idea what I was worried about.
Week 1 my measurements were 37.2 – 31.4 – 37.8 and progressively as the weeks ticked over I lost centimetre after centimetre while not losing weight. This fact made me very happy. My last measurement today was 37 – 30.1 – 35.6. I have lost a total of 16cm from my body. My total weight lost has been .3%.
I am not participating in the next 12WBT and I am taking a week off while participate in the ‘Live Below the Line’ challenge. I will be living off only porridge, chickpeas, lentils and rice whilst still maintaining my normal work and study schedule. I know I am going to lacking energy so to spare everyone I work with from a hungry, cranky cow I am not going to expend more energy than I need too.
The week after however I will be back in full swing following Tim Ferris’s 4 Hour Body slow carb diet. I will also be training for my June climb of Mt Toubkal in Morocco. I hope I have inspired you to get off the couch, exercise and enjoy life to its fullest.
See you on my next leopard print wearing run ;o)