This week I’ve been sweating, a lot. I’ve been going hard on my air bike and it’s resulting in me ending up a sweaty mess. I thought this would show on the scales this week like it did last week but that hasn’t happened. I’m a bit downhearted and annoyed about it but I can see the changes in my body so this more than makes up for it.
Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: 0.5lb
Current weight: 196.5lbs
Total loss: 41.5lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 21.5lbs
We spent Saturday seeing family and friends which meant my diet went out the window but not too bad, just the odd bit of birthday cake and unhealthier meals. Sunday was a bit better as we were home for the day.
I didn’t do my air bike exercise until Sunday afternoon which was a mistake. Usually I’ll fit it in before lunch but didn’t have time this week. I got a stitch halfway in but managed to keep going until the end. I just need to try and fit it in the mornings or leave it a long time after eating or drinking.
After the cost of our food shop keeps rising we decided to make some cutbacks to bring it back down. One of these was Diet Coke and this week we finally finished the last ones. This means I’m not having one each day as I was, now I treat myself to a glass of squash with lunch and water for the rest of the day.
I’m now near the end of my second week or doing my abs and core challenge. I can definitely feel the difference from last time and I can actually complete all the exercises so far without taking extra brakes.
I’ve also kicked it up a gear with my air bike. When I first started I wanted to reach 15km in my 30-minute workout. I did this on my first attempt, so set my goal at 16km. On my second attempt, I managed this so I set my goal to 17km. I then managed this, I didn’t think I’d be able to go any further for a while but this week I hit 18km. This has been really hard so my goal for now is to stick to 18km every time until my fitness improves.
As you can see I was very sweaty afterwards. After this photo, I started sweating even more and my t-shirt was covered. Is it a thing to sweat more after exercise when cooling down than you do during?
Like I said I also want to stick to 18km on my air bike and not push myself too far. I’m hoping that my small weight loss this week is because my muscles need repairing and are growing so there may be a bit of water retention as well but there could be all sorts of reasons for not losing weight.
Check out my full journey here:
The Journey Begins Here And This Is My Plan
Week 1 The First Steps To A New Me – 4.5lbs Down
Week 2 More Energy Already – 4lbs Down
Week 3 Motivation – 2 lbs Down
Week 4 Progress Picture – 2.5lbs Down
Week 5 Clothes Fitting Better – 2.5lbs Down
Week 6 Wrong Choices – 1lb Down
Week 7 Back On Track – 3.5lbs Down
Week 8 More Progress Pictures – 1lb Down
Week 9 More Focused – 3lbs Down
Week 10 Still Going Strong – 3lbs Down
Week 11 Disappointing – 0.5lbs Down
Week 12 Damn You Man Flu – 2.5lbs Down
Week 13 Food Cravings – 2lbs Down
Week 14 Distractions – 1lb Down
Week 15 Time Out – 1.5lbs Down
Week 16 Seeing A Difference – 0.5lbs Down
Week 17 Started Exercising – 0lbs Down
Week 18 Changes To My Diet – 1.5lbs Down
Week 19 Weight Gain – 1lb Up
Week 20 People Noticed – 2lbs Down
Week 21 Started Cardio – 1lb Down
Week 22 Burning Fat – 2.5lbs Down
Week 23 Sweating – 0.5lbs Down
Week 24 The Week Before Christmas – 1lb Down
Week 25 Christmas Week – 3.5lbs Up
Week 26 A New Year – 1lb Up
Week 27 Back To It – 2lbs Down
Week 28 Crazy Busy Week – 1lb Down
What Exercise Gets You Sweating?
What are your favourite exercises to get a good sweat on? Let me know in the comments below.