In July/August, I participated in a Whole30 challenge (read about it here and here). I had good success (numbers went down) and I definitely felt better. So when Composition ID announced Whole30 Round 2, I immediately signed up.
Round 2 will commence this Sunday, October 22 and go through Monday, November 20. 30 days of focused eating. Like last time, you get a before and after DEXA scan. So I went this past Saturday for my Round 2 “before” DEXA scan.
My before scan showed that since the end of Round 1, I have gained a few pounds. But . . . the pounds I gained were all lean muscle mass.
Let me back up a bit. Continue reading “I’m About to Begin Whole30: Round 2”
Saturday I went for my post-Whole30 DEXA scan (read more about my month of Whole 30). After 30 days on the Whole30, even with my failures, I lost 8 pounds and 2% body fat.
I consider that a huge win. Continue reading “Post-30: The Number Results”
I haven’t posted in a while because my focus has been on other things the past couple weeks. I have been working on a new story (more on that later), but what’s taken up most of my focus is a health and fitness challenge. Continue reading “Focus, Failure, & Fortitude”
I have (once again) made a commitment to focus on my health. Like many people, I get energized to work out/eat healthy and start off with a bang by jumping back in the gym and planning carefully selected meals. Then a few months go by, my commitment wanes, and then once again, I begin to eat out more and more and find excuses to avoid the gym. Sometimes life happens. Sometimes I lose focus. Many times it’s because I’ve gotten frustrated.
It happens. And it happens to us all.
Continue reading “Moving Forward & Succeeding Together (or Join Me & Let’s Do This!)”