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  • Brendan Murphy

Week 43 - 9 to go (End of Month 10)

Well, the plateau continues with a 100g increase on last week to 126.3kg. As usual, my diet has been good and exercise regular enough.

It has taken 10 months but finally i have had a failing in B52 challenge. It looks like I am F45ing it when travel restrictions are lifted as the penalty. I will work out with the boys what that means (do I continue being 3.4kg behind target or do I reset the delta and the target loss?).

Not all is lost however - with tracking my body makeup, getting back onto weights this month has seen my muscle mass increase from 81.1kg back to 84.5kg and as such my fat percentage has dropped below 30%. My measurements (below) are still showing losses in the key areas, specifically another 3cm off my waist which is a good thing.

All in all, while this month I did not lose any weight (126.3kg was last months weigh in). I stayed stable, lost size and increased muscle mass. It was done unconsciously without effort or feeling of restriction. I have to remind myself that this was part of the reason for the long approach to this challenge, I wanted what I have to become the normal, and it has. I will happily go and do a F45 session now where 10 months ago it struck absolute fear in me and keep doing what I am doing as it is making me better. I am genuinely happy about where I am at, especially when I think back to where I was.

Next week I will update on the outcome of the decision on the plan forward.

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