Last month I embarked on a fantastic challenge:
- Lose the last of my excess weight and get a flat stomach eating one meal a day
- Do 10,000 push ups
- Run a marathon distance (1.5 miles at a time)
Two out of three ain’t bad – See this post: How to feel amazing.
That’s what July is about.
I’ve got just one goal – to get a flat stomach eating only one meal a day
It’s been almost a year since I started experimenting with this diet and whilst I’ve done very well, shedding more than 30 lbs, I’ve really struggled to lose the last few pounds.
It’s been my contention right from the start that most diets are won or lost in the mind, and that’s where I feel I’m struggling at the moment.
Life changes, and the issues I was facing back then are not the same as the issues I’m facing now but I’m learning to adapt (as will always be the case).
I still did well in June and lost 4 lbs, but the additional physical exercise and the resultant fatigue played a part in me over-eating and failing at the eating plan more than I would have liked to.
Knowing when to quit
So I want to put this to bed now. If I can’t achieve my goal by the end of July, I’m going to move on from one meal a day and try something else.
There’s no shame in that and it’s not a failure – it was always an imperfect diet, for an imperfect man, living an imperfect life – but even so, it has still given me some amazing results… and not just physically!
I’m going back to basics, I’m dropping the epic physical activity and I’m going to concentrate on sticking to my eating plan. I’ll still walk twice a day just as I’ve done from the start and I’ll continue to eat a ‘normal’ diet.
I can still “get abs by summer”, I really believe that (although it will be late summer) and I’m going to try my best to make it happen.
I’ll continue to post pictures here to monitor my progress.