It has been 180 days since the Weight Loss Challenge – Day 1 began on October 22nd, 2014. A lot has happened in 180 days. Here’s what my original goal was.
My goal is to lose 30 pounds within 6 months from now. That means by April, I should have lost my weight.
~Me (180 days ago)
The biggest question is, did I make my goal? Let’s have a look and see.
Starting Weight = 221.4 lbs
Weight Today = 174.6 lbs
Total Weight Loss = 46.8 lbs
As you can see I met my goal, by a lot. I actually met my goal 90 days ago Weight Loss Challenge – Day 90 | 190 @ 90. I was pretty excited then, but I knew I wasn’t going to double my weight loss and be down 60 lbs by 180 days. That wasn’t the goal. What was my modified goal at 90 days you ask?
In the next 90 days, my goal is to lose another 15 lbs. I’d like to get to my “Wedding Day” weight. Not sure why I put that in quotation marks. It really is what I weighed on my wedding day.
~Me (90 days ago)
What do you know… I made that goal too. That one was a little closer call. There were some pretty shady weeks recently and I definitely appreciate all the support from my WordPress friends.
Before and After
I’ve lost a bunch of weight. I’m looking and feeling great (well, maybe not great, but better at least). Now what do I do? Where do I go from here? I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time now. Here are the three options I’m toying with.
- Extend the Weight Loss Challenge to get to 165 lbs
- Start a Weight Maintenance Challenge for 180 days
- Start a No Pain, No Gain Weight Lifting Body Transformation Challenge
That last one probably needs some explanation. I really enjoy lifting weights. I’ve incorporated a little bit in my workouts lately and I’m really liking how my body has been responding. I’ve always wanted to see if I could get a six pack or at least not a single barrel would be nice. So the No Pain, No Gain is really referring to a change in my lifting so the focus is truly on getting ripped. I don’t ever really want to be so ripped like say The Terminator, but it would be interesting to see just how much muscle definition I could achieve. This doesn’t mean, however, that cardio is thrown out. It would just mean that I would do a more well rounded weight lifting routine (full body) with the goal of increasing the weight lifted, as well as doing body measurements to determine progress.
Anyway, those are the 3 main ideas I’ve got right now, but I can’t just leave you guys out of this. What are your thoughts? I’ve already gotten some feedback on ideas going forward, but I don’t mind getting the same ideas again. Tomorrow, I’ll announce my plan, so get your opinions in now, before it’s too late and I do something stupid.
Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of my Weight Loss Challenge Finale. Or don’t, it’s ok, I understand, you’re busy. No worries.