Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Day 42: Half-Way Point! 6 Week Before & After Pics and Progress Report

12 Week Fat Loss Challenge

Start: November 8th 2006 - Finish: January 31st 2007

Day 42 of 84 - December 20th 2006

Status - Round 4: Phase 3: Day 3


Well, here we are, the exact half-way point of my 12 week fat loss challenge. I took the photos just before, I make a point of wearing the same blue shorts for all my weekly shots so it is easier to compare the before and after pictures. Even though it is bloody cold in Japan now, it was 0 degrees tonight! That's why you see most of my pictures are taken in tights.

I am very happy with my progress so far, BUT the pressure is really on now to make a TOTAL body transformation. For me that means destroying the "pooch" that has been a permanent fixture on my stomach for last 6 years. This will be done by losing more bodyfat, simple as that.

I also want to increase muscularity in my legs, I feel that they have been a bit slow to respond to my weight training. I'll have to increase the intensity, especially on squats and deadlifts. I'm happy with my upper body and arms, they seem to respond well and quite quickly.

BUT, as you know from the title of this blog what I desire more than anything else is an ultra-defined midsection. YES, I will get the coveted six-pack in the next six weeks. I desire to eat a big, fat chocolate birthday cake on February 1st 2007 (one day after my 12 week challenge finishes) while holding a six-pack of abs. This will be pure heaven for me. It will be my reward for all the diet sacrifices I have so far made (and yet to make).

As I said a few days ago in my "How To Use Visualization" post, I can already see the six-pack I desire. I meditate and stare at it everyday when I wake up and before I go to bed. I am implanting in my mind the thought that I already have it, it has already happenned. Here it is below if you missed it before.

Well, that is my 6 week progress report. On to today, I did a boxercise session in the morning consisting of skipping, speedbag and punching bag work.

In the evening I went off to my local gym for HIIT cardio on the treadmill and 10 laps of a 25m pool. The treadmill cardio was a personal best for me.

I did 3 cycles of 1 minute intervals for 6, 12, 14 and 16 km/h, on the 4th cycle I went 6, 12 and 2 minutes 10 seconds on 16 km/h. Very happy when it was over.

Here are the before and after pics for Day 1 and Day 42 (6 weeks) for the period of November 8, 2006 to December 20, 2006 (today).

Peace, AJ

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