On this post I will be sharing how I started my cardio journey. In the previous post, I told you about how I managed to start my weight loss journey.
It was after being able to jog at least 4 km (I was still fat though) and buying myself a treadmill that I wanted to know how to take my results to the next level.
I still did not like how my body looked because I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted to see, so I began tracking my progress properly.
How I Tracked My Progress
The first thing I did before working out using the treadmill, was to take measurements of my body. The results were as follows:
- Weight = 65 kg
- Waist = 33 inch = 83.82 cm
- Hips = 36.5 inch = 92.71 cm
I was supposed to track my body fat and muscle also but I didn’t have the body fat caliper so I only took a before picture.
I was waaayyyyy too obese for my height and age (24).
I then started to workout using the treadmill I bought, every day for 30 days.
My workout was as follows:
- 30 minutes of jogging which was split into 5 minutes of warming up at 5 mph, 15 minutes of jogging at 9 mph then 5 minutes of cooling down at 5 mph every morning and evening.
- Weight lifting with 7 kg dumbbells using two 30 days booklets I downloaded from darebee.com
I didn’t know that much about caloric deficits (more on this in a future post) but I knew that I had to cut mine down and eat less.
Since I wanted to lose weight so badly, I reduced my calorie intake by 1100, so I could lose 1 kg (2.2 Pounds) per week, so I ate 1600 calories daily.
I didn’t cut any food. I stopped eating when I had reached my daily calorie intake.
After 30 days I took measurements of my progress, and I was soo happy with the result although, I hadn’t reached my goal.
My results were as follows after a month:
- Weight = 63 kg
- Waist = 30.5 inch = 77.47 cm
- Hips = 35 inch =88.9 cm
Although I am aware of the negative effects of losing this much in such a short time (I don’t advice you to do what I did), I was able to maintain my new body even after taking a break from working out.
Since I kind of looked hungry on the above pic, I am now focusing on building muscle and strength. I haven’t reached my goal as yet, so I have to keep this ish going.
I will be posting my progress every 4 weeks.
So be sure to stay tuned and subscribe to join me on this journey.