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Weigh-in: June 22, 2019: P.L.A.N(15)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Today I face and address a new challenge. For over a decade (just short of one here on SP), Weight has been my struggle. My max was somewhere over 250. my starting weight was 225. My goal has always been 195 pounds at 15% bodyfat. A few weeks ago I finally hit the first part of the goal.

Now it's time to do the unthinkable, nay unfathomable.......

I'm going to stop focusing on my weight. Yes, don't adjust your smartphones. You read that right

++ P.L.A.N.(15)
TLDR version, I want 15% body fat.

Unlike with weight loss, this is kind of opaque. At this point, I can't even get sources to agree on what a healthy vs unhealthy one is (or even whether or not age plays a role in this). So yeah.

I know when I'm up around 220 I'm usually at 25% without exercise and now, not having done a lot of exercise over the past couple of months due to illnesses at 195 I've been around 20/21%.

Back in 2010 when I went below 200 the first time, I had a couple of weeks where I was at 19%, but that was with a fairly stale and stagnant workout routine. Going forward, I will focus on building muscle, while burning fat. Now it's time to figure out exactly how to do that.

Foot be darned, I went back to the old upper/lower body split workouts (10-15 minutes of cardio, 15 sets of lifts; three per muscle). The rest of my body feels good even if the feet would have preferred more rest.

194.6 pounds

Body Fat % Last Week: 25 24 23 22 21 ((20)) 18 17 16 15
Body Fat % This Week: 25 24 23 22 21 ((19)) 18 17 16 15

Down 1%!!!

Admittedly I kinda figured once I started exercising again that 19% wasn't going to take months....but I did not see it coming this week. While I don't expect to be at 18% next week, I do see the irony of me saying so.

P.L.A.N.(15) starts now. It begins the same way as with the weight loss. Learning how to burn fat and build muscle while making small and manageable but effective lifestyle changes.

Nothing new under the Sun.

- TD Out!
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  • PICKIE98
    333 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    What galaxy is Trent in this month? I miss your blogs... I hope you are okay.
    423 days ago
    Unfathomable? You say this as if it’s...inconceivable (enter Princess Bride pun entered here). But No! You’ve got this!
    You’re going to tackle those numbers until they give up their last breath. Stab them with ninja stars. Pin them to a wall with arrows. Stick them to the floor with an entire pack of Big League gum. Melt the fat away like a block of velveeta left on top of a windshield in the middle of summer-just sliding right off ya man! See how fierce you can be?
    Yep.youre all over this.
    424 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    GOOD Luck with Plan 15!
    458 days ago
    You are truly rocking this, TD!

    460 days ago
    Good luck, you can do this!
    460 days ago
    "P.L.A.N.(15) starts now. It begins the same way as with the weight loss. Learning how to burn fat and build muscle while making small and manageable but effective lifestyle changes.

    Nothing new under the Sun." emoticon

    It seems that so many factors come into play … age, gender, genetic predisposition, nutrition, etc.

    For me, nutrition seemed to be a far greater factor than I ever would have imagined. I'm not advising that anyone stop exercising. Exercise has many benefits. But, I've often commented that abs are made in the kitchen. My personal trainers asked me what I ate because they could not believe how lean I am and I certainly did not live at the gym.

    I also, acknowledge that I likely have a body predisposed to fat burning when I am fueling it properly. Meal timing also appears to be a HUGE factor. Again, how much and what is also a consideration. But, personally, timing matters to my body. I cannot graze my way through the day and expect to be lean. That's my body though.

    You appear to be a very methodical individual with keen skills of observation. I trust that you will do an excellent job of determining what suits your body best in working your way toward the attainment of that 15% body fat.

    460 days ago
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