Ten days ago I posted a blog entitled ‘My 40 day challenge begins’ and today I am looking back at the first week. The goal of my ‘40 day challenge’ is to reduce my body fat by 3%, which works out at 0.5% a week. The way I am going to achieve this is by sticking to six simple rules:
- Train hard
- Eat clean
- One cheat meal a week
- Drink lots of water
- Focus on the process
- Have fun
With week one in the bag it is time to look at the results…
Close but no cigar is how I would sum up my first week. I missed my goal by 0.1%, which is really annoying. On the plus side I did reduce my body fat by 0.4% and my weight also came down. I am using the Boditrax machine at the gym to track my progress and below are screenshots of my body fat and weight results:
Obviously missing out on my goal means that I need to drop 0.6% this week to get back on track but that is very achievable. I generally stuck to my six rules last week and it worked so hopefully by sticking to my six rules for the next four days I will be in good shape come my Monday morning check in.
The good and the bad
As I go through this challenge I am going to identify one positive and one thing I could have done better from the week before. Below are last weeks:
Good – Last week I completed five strength sessions, smashed a Les Mills RPM session, destroyed an amazing cheat meal and I had a lot of fun! I even managed to get in a round of golf on Sunday afternoon.
Could do better – I did not drink anywhere enough water last week. I am usually really good at drinking 3 litres of water a day but on Friday and Sunday I didn’t manage that combined. I am not sure if that affected my results but it is something I am really concentrating on this week.
Even though I didn’t hit my goal on Monday I still feel I had a very good week. It is obviously early days and my check in on Monday is going to be massive, but I am confident of catching up that 0.1%!
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