Have I fallen off the wagon, or am I cleverly working a new system? Probably somewhere between the two. It’s clear to say that I’m not following the Insanity 60 day regime. Instead, I’m trying to hit at least 3 workouts per week - typically one each of Pure Cardio, Cardio Power and Resistance and Plyometric Cardio Circuit. However, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that sometimes I’m only managing one a week. However, I worked out on Friday and today, so I’m currently in the clear workout-wise.
Stats-wise, I’m currently the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. I currently weigh 67.5kg (148lbs for you Americans; 10 stone 9 for Brits) and have a body fat percentage of 11.3%. In my head, I thought this was actually a high fat percentage but having read up on the matter it seems that it’s actually pretty darn good. It seems that male models get lower percentages (~8%) but they’re difficult to sustain, and much below that results in lots of veins showing through - not a good look. So whilst originally I’d hoped to reduce my body fat percentage I think I’m OK with this number now.
I also now have some measurable improvements in stats: my chest is about 3cm bigger than when I began this journey, my thigh circumference has increased by 5cm. There are other measurements which have increased, but frankly I’m so crap at measuring them that the error bars are probably bigger than Shaun T’s pecs.
But the basic message is this - working out and trying to eat sensibly have improved my body shape and statistics. Not exactly rocket science, but I can actually be proud when I look in a mirror. All the more reason to keep it up!