It's time to check in and update my progress for the 40-Day Fat Loss Challenge I entered at my gym. For my body fat percentage, I'll use my trainer's caliper measure since I won't have access to the machine until the 40 days is up. The machine measured about the same as my trainer anyway. My goal is to lose at least 1% body fat each week so that at the end of the 40 days (nearly 6 weeks), I'll have gone from 24% down to 17%. I'm on track for that now, but would love to get closer to 15%.
Day 1: 24% body fat (112.4 pounds)
Day 7: 22.4% body fat (110 pounds)
Day 14: 21% body fat (109.4 pounds)
(These numbers reflect what I weigh when I weigh-in at the gym mid-morning. My weight below I take first thing in the morning when I wake up, so it's slightly lower.)
Below is a picture of where I'm at as of Day 13. I didn't take a good "Day 1" picture, so the "start" is from December, but it's a good representation of me on Day 1.
You're not going to notice a dramatic difference week by week, but over many weeks, and then a couple or few months, you definitely will. If there's one thing I've learned it's to be patient, take it one day at a time and TRUST THE PROCESS. If you look carefully, you'll see my arms and tummy are leaning out a little
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