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  • Brendan Murphy

Week 44 (8 to go)

I am finally out of the 126's! I had a drop of 800g to take me to 125.5kg. To say i am relieved is an understatement.

What changed? Primarily my approach to cardio. I re-balanced my workouts to be weights and cardio on an even rotation (I went heavy on weights the last few weeks to get my shoulder better at the detriment to my cardio). Additionally, on sage like advice from one of the guys keeping me on track, I lowered my pace on the cross trainer, keeping at 52RPM instead of 55rpm. I am still doing just over 10k's in 32 minutes but my heart rate barely touches the peak zone. I am hoping this is what I need to keep with to continue to loss trajectory and will track it closely the next couple of weeks. I will work to increase this duration over coming weeks to see if it helps further.

On the failing of last month - the F45 session is booked for later this month and I have reset the target weight of this week to the same as last week. This means I am still tracking against the 900g per week challenge, but I am not trying to make up the 3.4kg I am behind and doing this in an unhealthy manner. This means at the end of the challenge i am aiming to be sub 120kg which is still a hell of an achievement.

I am also more closely tracking my body makeup and will be tracking fat mass loss at the end of the month. Even if I don't hit the weight target, as long as there is a loss of fat mass I consider the month successful. For info - the starting point for fat mass tracking is 40kg as at last weeks weigh in.

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