So I haven’t started the new year well. My first weigh-in after New Year’s Day and I’ve gained a pound. This was expected as I’ve barely stuck to my plan for the second week after Christmas.


Starting weight: 238lbs
Loss this week: -1lbs
Current weight: 200lbs

Total loss: 38lbs
Target weight: 175lbs
Weight left to lose: 25lbs

This Weekend

The blur between weekend and weekday over Christmas makes it hard to remember what we did when, so I’m just going to write it all in one place.

This Week

I had planned to get back on track this week and get rid of the Christmas weight. This has been too much of a challenge though. We had so much food leftover afterwards that I didn’t want to waste it. We also had so many treats, the temptations were too great.

I did manage to stick to my diet all day at the start of the week but as we got to the evening the habit of sitting in front of the TV with some chocolate became too familiar. I decided to give up again and wait until after New year.

New Year’s day was spent with loads of family we haven’t seen for months With a big buffet full of amazing food which I definitely overindulged in.

I’ve been back on track for just one day now but I’m sure my weight gain would have been higher this week if I hadn’t.

Next Week

I am determined to get back on track next week and stick to plan. One big thing I want to increase is my water intake it has dropped a lot lately.

I also want to get back to exercising again so Monday I will be starting the abs and core challenge from scratch again. Also, I’ll be getting back on the air bike. Hopefully, it won’t take me long to get back to 18km in 30 minutes.


What I started my journey I set out the below goals:

  • Reach my goal weight of 175lbs
  • Run 5km in 25 minutes on the treadmill
  • Attempt a tough mudder or similar event
  • Run an actual race, 5k or 10k

I have some more goals I want to add this year:

  • Run a virtual race – I’ve only just heard about these and they look like a fun way to join a race
  • Get a six-pack before I’m 30 – This is only 6 months away so it’s a big challenge but one I really want to complete.

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
Week 29 Celebrating – 2lbs Up
Week 30 Back On The Bike – 3.5lbs Down
Week 31 Slow Going – 0.5lbs Down
Week 32 Some Progress – 0.5lbs Down
Week 33 Unmotivated – 1.5lbs Up
Week 34 I Need A Break – 2lbs Up

How Did Your New Year Start?

Did you have any New Year’s resolutions, Plans or staying the same? Let me know in the comments below.

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