Weigh-in: June 22, 2019: P.L.A.N(15)
Saturday, June 22, 2019
++ NEW CHALLENGE
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
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.
++ THIS WEEK
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.
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
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.
++ SO IT BEGINS
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!