So, this is 40

So, I’m 40.

It’s still sinking in…LOL.

But in all seriousness, I don’t feel any different.

But do I look different???

Well, I’d say yes.

Just about 20 weeks ago I decided I needed to get my butt in gear. If you have been reading my blog you know that for the first 6 months of 2017, I was extremely inconsistent with my nutrition and training. And because of that inconsistency, I had gained weight and my overall strength and fitness had gone way down. I was not happy with myself.

I was frustrated that I let 6 months go by with so much inconsistency.

So I decided I needed to set myself a goal. It wasn’t going to be like any of the times I’ve set goals, which is usually for something. This time I just wanted to work on being consistent. Consistent with my training and consistent with my nutrition. I needed to make sure things stuck.

To do that I started living, eating and training by the 70/80/90 Rule.

70% of my training would be at 70% intensity, not this all out, balls to the wall, HIIT training that everyone thinks they need/should be doing to lose fat. Nope, I do high intensity training maybe 1-2/month.

I make sure I do something 80% of the days of the year, so about 4-5 days/week. Even if it’s going for a walk or playing with P outside.

And my nutrition would be on par 90%. Meaning, I didn’t need to be 100% compliant. I could fit those “non-compliant” meals in, about 2-3 per week.

So, after all of this compliance, did anything happen???

I’ll let you be the judge.

 

The pic on the left is from June 25th and the right is from my birthday, October 21st.

And all I was doing was being consistent. I wasn’t trying to get lean, wasn’t trying to get down to a specific weight or specific size.

I just wanted to be consistent and I am very happy with the results. I wasn’t worried about seeing huge results, I just wanted to get my butt in gear.

Oh, and I almost forgot, the scale….went UP!

Yes, that is correct. I actually gained 3 pounds according to the scale since the “before” pic was taken.

Am I upset?

HECK NO! I don’t care what the scale says. I go by how my clothes fit and how I look and feel. I really recommend you do the same as well. You will save so much anxiety if you throw that darn thing out. LOL

So now that I hit my “consistency goal”, you’re probably thinking that’s it, right?

Absolutely not!

I am going to continue with my consistency and possibly look at actually leaning out a bit. I would love to see where I can be 12-20 weeks from now with working a little harder and continuing with my 70/80/90 Rule.

If you are frustrated with how 2017 went for you fitness/fat loss wise, start by being consistent over the next 2 months. Be consistent with your nutrition and your training. I will bet, you will start seeing changes!