Six Pack Abs by Summer: Day 6

by David

in Health & Fitness

This is Day 6 of my push to get a flat stomach by the end of June. I’m doing it eating one meal a day and I’ve set myself a fun challenge to do 10,000 push ups and run a marathon– 1.5 miles at a time, all by the end of the month.

I’ve got 24 days left to achieve my goals.

Today’s Stats:

June 6th 2012

Weight: 172.6 lbs (Down .2)
Chest: 38.75 (No change)
Belly: 34.5 (No change)
Waist: 34.5 (No change)
Hips: 37 (No change)

Yesterday was a pain. I felt unwell and ate too much. I really didn’t feel like doing any of the exercise but I forced myself to do it.

That was a good decision because it forced me to put in a token effort. Doing 200 push ups meant that I’d fallen behind the daily quota and I don’t want to do that.

Today I felt much better, still not 100% but well enough to make up some of the lost ground.

Today I managed to do 550 push ups which leaves me just 460 to do tomorrow in order to meet my target for the week.

My evening run was really good too. It was one of those rare occasions when the running seemed effortless. I found myself using the full capacity of my lungs and it makes a real difference.

That’s six days in a row that I’ve been for a run and having notched up 9 miles of the 26.2 I think I’ll have a day off tomorrow to give my 43 year old knees a rest.

My eating today close to the plan. There was a brief moment when a snack was in danger of turning into a small meal, but I stopped myself just in time.

Dinner was delicious, but it was pizza, so I missed out on my usual intake of vegetables. I had to use a lot of self discipline to not to eat more pizza than I needed. there was a lot left over. The old me would have eaten it!

I’m hoping the pictures I’ve been taking are going to reveal some dramatic changes soon, but so far I am really pleased with the results.

I hope your own diets are going well. Thanks for reading.

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Midlife Singlemum June 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet this week? I fell off the wagon, so to speak. I’m not proud of myself but will be joining you again soon – as soon as I can muster some motivation.


David June 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I’ll give you something to feel proud of…

Feel proud that you bothered to get on the wagon in the first place.

Feel proud that having fallen off, you’ll get back on and that you’ll do it as many times as it takes.

What sets you apart from the vast majority of people is that you’re actively trying to make changes in your life. Most people don’t. Most people resign themselves to live out their lives in a way that makes them unhappy. But not you, you’re willing to be uncomfortable and make some tough decisions in order to be the kind of person you want to be.

You’ll get back on the wagon and you’ll be absolutely fine! 🙂


Bryan June 8, 2012 at 12:27 am

I am in pain just reading this post. Man that is some serious push ups, I don’t care how much they may have been spread out in the day. WOW.
Keep it up and glad you are feeling better. At least you should be getting a good nights sleep which is part of my struggle lately.
Very inspiring.


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