- The Winner of the Tablet AND How Much Did We Raise For The ROYAL MARINES CHARITABLE TRUST?
- How hypnotherapy can help with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Duncan’s weight loss and mud run challenge
- Duncan’s Weight Loss Challenge – Part 7 How did I do after 90 days? The results are in
- How to improve the appearance of your skin, what ever your age or skin type
Duncan’s Weight Loss Challenge – Part 6 It’s not just about the weight
There’s been a short delay on writing the next blog as I’m wanting to make sure it has some content worthy of reading. The last couple of weeks have been a pretty normal time for me on this “diet”. I went to play golf at the weekend and I noticed 2 things. I could fit into a pair of size 36 trousers (over my stomach) and I managed an entire round without having to resort to pain killers! Both of these are real milestones for me as I’ve never been able to complete 18 holes without them. The trousers I bought by mistake a while ago, and I’ve never been able to wear them.
It got me thinking, what other effects have I noticed? I weighed in at the weekend so those results speak for themselves, I’ve now lost a stone in weight and lost 3 1/2″ around the waist. Those are the facts, and the feel. When I touch my stomach it’s getting quite hard, still some fat to lose but I can actually feel my abs. When I look in the mirror I actually have started to like what I see rather than being repulsed by my gut.
Fitness-wise I’m still running, I’m up to 2.2 miles without stopping and feeling like I can actually achieve a reasonable level of fitness. I’m going to complete my challenge of the 6K mud run in October, and for that the aim will be to be running 5-6 miles without needing to stop.
Pain-wise my back is feeling so much better. With the exercise I’m putting it under more strain than before and yet, because of the weight loss and balanced nutrition, I’m in less pain. I feel more and more able to go without the need for my painkillers which will be a massive bonus.
All in all I owe so much to my decision to take on the Body By Vi challenge. I’m generally a very positive guy, always looking for the good in things, but I have to admit since breaking my back in 1997 I have never felt that I could have any control over my fitness and health.
Duncan’s Weight Loss Challenge history:
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 1: Where and how to start
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 2: A week in and feeling great
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 3: Feeling great after a fortnight
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 4: Why they call it a challenge
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 5: The true cost of my challenge
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 6: It’s not just about the weight
Duncan’s weight loss challenge – Part 7: 90 days results