As mentioned in my previous post, I set myself a 30 day challenge for June with the aim of losing 6lbs during the month by:
- Tracking calories
- Completing 45 minutes physical activity daily
- Strength work (especially upper body)
I started the month at about 13 stone 10 lbs having let my weight increase gradually over a few months.
The challenge went really well although I injured my back again and was unable to complete the physical activity goal each day. However, keeping track of my calories worked really well. Even though there were days where I exceeded my daily calorie target, keeping myself accountable led to weighing in at 13 stone 3 lbs at the end of the month. That was the lowest I’d weighed for over a year.
Having found the challenge worked, I decided to extend it for July and follow with a challenge in August.
July’s challenge consists of the following daily goals:
- Complete at least 30 minutes of physical activity
- Track calories daily
- Complete 30 reps of one of the following: press ups, kettlebell swings, abs rolls, burpees
- Stretch routine
I’m hoping to lose another 4-6 lbs and get stronger. Let’s see how it goes!