This is not an April Fool’s joke…
Around Thanksgiving my brother and I decided that on January 1st we would start eating healthier and adding more cardio into our workouts. I didn’t look at it as a New Years resolution, I looked at it as a goal to just be better.
On January 1st I weighed myself at 225lbs, and I decided to set a personal goal to hit 200lbs in 3 months.
I reached that goal by the end of February. I lost 25lbs in 2 months! But that weight loss did something else, I lost muscle mass, so I decided to change my diet up a little by increasing my calorie intake by making sure I got enough protein to maintain and add more muscle… but also, continue losing weight. That slowed the weight drop, but I could still see the changes being made while I got to keep my muscles.
About the food…
Instead of stopping to grab crap, like a Sonic breakfast burrito for breakfast, a Schlotzsky’s sandwich for lunch and a Marco’s pizza for dinner. I started eating clean. No more of the crap. In these 3 months, I only had 4 cheat days. Pictures below of what my daily meals look like.
And of course, lots and lots AND LOTS of water!
- 1 Xtreme Wellness Keto Tortilla (heat in pan to stiffen)
- 1/4 C – Traditional Pizza sauce
- 1 C – Fat Free Cheese
- 15 slices – Turkey Pepperoni
- 3/4 C – Turkey Sausage
- Minced Garlic, Thyme, Basil, Oregano
- Olives, Pineapple, Jalapeños, Mushrooms
- Bake at 450 for 10-20 minutes, depending on how you like your pizza.
About the gym…
This was not all eating. This was also a change in daily habits, I quit drinking in July, and hitting the gym. I burn roughly 3500-4000 calories a day from my every day job and the gym and my daily calorie intake is only around 1800.
- 10 minutes of stairs at level 10+
- 10 minutes of row machine, 2 kilometers+
- Daily superset workout
- 20 minutes of treadmill at 15 incline on 3+ mph and reaching up to 9 for the last 30 seconds. (This burns over 200 calories at my weight)
- Daily superset workout.
The workout was no easy part of the day, but working out is something I enjoy doing. I loved seeing the gains so much that I started going on Sundays just to get an extra round in. Having someone like brother do this with me only makes it that much better, and makes me work that much harder.
• On weekends it was the same, except for a Daily workout, it was core and more cardio. Santa doesn’t get any breaks and neither do I, by my own choice. 😂
About the changes…
Now that we are at the end of this 3 month journey, the best thing is that I got to open an entire part of my closet of clothes I hadn’t worn since my wreck in 2018… but now some of those are too big. I went from uncomfortably wearing XL shirts and constantly sucking in, to comfortably wearing Larges again. I dropped from wearing 36” waste pants that were a little tight, to buying a few 34” pants and now I’m possibly needing to go shopping again for 32”. Not to mention, I had to poke holes in my belt to get it to fit 😂
On January 1st, I was 225lbs
On April 1st, I am officially 191.0lbs!
I LOST 34LBS IN 3 MONTHS!
This is the end of my 3 month weight loss goal, but it’s also the beginning of something else. I’m still a work in progress, but now I’m living a better, healthier lifestyle from here on out.