Now that the hotter weather is behind us, September began cooling off quite a bit which cut my swimming short. I’ve been relying on an outdoor swimming pool for my exercises and since our nights started falling into 60’s and 70’s, the water started to become a bit on the cold side. I’ve tried to focus more on weights but it’s not really the same and I’m having a bit of a difficulty transitioning. Nonetheless, I’m making an effort.

I reached some of my goals but not others. The lack of progress stems from not getting into the habit of focusing more on weights. Perhaps I’ll consider signing up for a gym with an indoor pool. I honestly really do miss swimming and don’t know if I can wait till next summer to get back into it. In the mean time, I’m still making some progress.

 

ABDMN ARMS CALF CHEST HIP NECK THIGH WGHT FAT%
PREVIOUS 32.25 11 12.75 38.0 35.25 14.0 20 127.6 10.3%
GOAL 31.0 11.5 13.0 38.0 35.0 14.0 20.0 126.5 <10.0%
ACTUAL 32.0 11.0 12.75 36.75 35.5 14 19.25 125.8 9.8%

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Notes to Consider

  • Although I dropped 0.25in in my abdomen, I failed to meet my goal by a long shot. Because of the transition from swimming, I’m doing less cardio and more weights/situps/pushups/etc so perhaps this might have something to do with it.
  • I’ll admit, I must work a bit harder on my upper body strength. There was no┬ánoticeable┬áincrease in my arms. Overall since I’m doing a much different routine now, I’m not sure what type of adjustments I need to do to my goals. For example, I have no idea what’s going on with my chest. I measured three times just to double check but yes I did lose 1.25in while gaining 0.25 in my hips. Perhaps it’s the transition from swimming to what I’m doing now. Not exactly sure but it’s still resulting in a loss of weight that meets my goals.
  • At this point, I’m about 50/50 positive that I’ll meet the end-of-year goal. It is a long shot but perhaps with getting my swimming back into my routine along with the weights will give me that boost I need.