This is Day 25 of my attempt 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 challenge to do 10,000 push ups & run a marathon– 1.5 miles at a time, all by the end of the month.
I’ve got 5 days left to achieve my goals.
June 25th 2012
Weight: 174.2 lbs (Down .8 lb)
Chest: 39 (No change)
Belly: 34 (No change)
Waist: 34 (No change)
Hips: 37 (No change)
It’s Monday and I’ve got up to and including Saturday to make some progress and put myself in a position to finish the job in July.
It’s pretty obvious now that I’m not going to make the goal by June 30th. It was always and ambitious goal to get the kind of result I wanted in just four weeks.
I’m going to extend the time frame to achieve my goal of getting a flat stomach into July – I’d be a fool not to because I’m so close it would be stupid to stop now.
I’m going add another two weeks through to July 14th, which will be just before the children finish school for the summer, and I’ll still be able to claim a victory!
6 Weeks to get a six pack would still be an amazing feat.
Back to this week now
Today I’m going to continue where I left off yesterday and put in another good day with the eating plan. I’ve already done 150 of the 350 push ups I need to get done in order to keep up my average and ensure I hit my target of 10,000 push ups.
I’m also planning on running at 1030 pm to knock another mile and half off my half marathon target. 8.5 miles to go!
I was pleased to see a drop in my weight. I’m pretty relaxed about what the scale says but seeing 175lbs yesterday was a wake up call.
OK, so I know it wasn’t fat and that it was mostly water weight, but it was indicative of my actions and decisions over the last week.
I bothers me because it was a little reminder of what I used to be – not a return to what I used to be, just a reminder.
The good news is that over the last two days I’ve also had a glimpse of what I’m becoming. That’s exciting to me because that has far reaching consequences and possibilities–and not just for my health and fitness.
400 push ups and 1.5 miles.
I now have just 1700 push ups to do to reach that huge figure of 10,000.
Doing 400 today brings my average daily target down to 340, and I know that I can get those done.
The running is slightly more challenging because I’ve got 7 miles left, which means I’ll have to run every day for the next five days to get to 13 miles.
There’s still a lot to do, but there’s no way I’m going to let myself off the hook. Can you imagine getting this close and then quitting?
Here’s today’s badly taken picture: