Over the last winter I got rather out of shape, and (partially due to my catering problem) put on a fair bit of weight. Around June I decided to do something about this, and tried to fix my diet by removing a lot of the junk, and step up the amount of exercise I was getting. As a rather vain (in both senses of the word) plan, I set myself the goal of trying to get at least an approximation of a six-pack by autumn.
A few weeks ago, venta reminded me of the swimming pool near work. I’ve since been trying to go there at lunchtime three times a week. This has been good so far, though was the cause of the subject of this post; while walking to the pool today, I got soaked by rain, so I’m now sitting here in damp clothes.
How am I doing towards my (admittedly rather silly) goal? Well, I’ve lost about a stone and a quarter in the last few months without significant muscle loss, and am now probably at my lowest body fat percentage for over a decade. However, if I want to get close my goal, I still need to lose probably another five or six pounds of fat, and gain a touch more muscle.
Wikipedia says the Autumnal Equinox is the 23rd of September this year. Thus my goal is still theoretically possible, but we shall see.