The graph above shows my 2018 weight loss progress. I never really had a weight problem, and I was generally happy with my weight. Except that I didn’t like my round belly, because somehow that’s where all my fat gains go. I mean, I was always thin as a rake, and I still was over the last decade but I got a decent belly. It looks funny if you are generally thin, but when you grew a belly. This was maybe the reason why I started jogging last year, and it didn’t take a long time to get a flat belly. But over winter I stopped my fitness routine, mainly because I didn’t have running clothes for colder days, and secondly because I cared a lot more about my uncle who suffered with a brain tumor diagnosis, and who sadly died in February this year. In the following graph you can basically see where I didn’t have time anymore for a fitness routine…
Obviously I can’t get my uncle back but I will never forget him. Talking about the cold seasons, I am much better prepared this year. I have everything I need to be able to continue my fitness routine during autumn. I think I also could continue in winter but I am not sure yet if I want to. Maybe I will see the winter as a break, at least the months with glazed frost or snow. That’s where my belly will maybe grow again, but I don’t care. What I find much more important is that my fitness routine was not just a short-dated idea of 2017. No, I’ve been active since April 2018 until today. That’s cool. This was possible because I already noticed in 2017 how I benefit from it, and it’s not just about weight loss. It makes me feel fit!
But since weight loss is a nice effect too, I have to write a few more words about it. In August 2017 I got down to 75,7 kg, it was the lowest of the year. And this year in August 2018 I did beat that record because right now I am at 74,4 kg, it’s my lowest point of the two years. I think I had a very small head start, because even with the break I never really got up to the 83,4 kg again. Since I am now better equipped for autumn and winter, I wonder what kind of head start I will have in 2019. But then again, it doesn’t matter that much to me, because it is much more important that I didn’t give up with the running routine. I did it now for two years! Running is now not just a short-term activity, it actually became a habit!
7 thoughts on “The 2018 Fitness Routine And The Effect”
🙂 Make health and fitness your main priority. You can always jog with your camera in a protected pouch (You never know of some of the interesting things that you might encounter while jogging).
That’s an interesting idea, but I think I like it without any technical things with me. When I go jogging, it’s usually also a nice out-time from all the technology in my life 🙂
It’s already a priority, but winter can be a problem. If we get ice and snow, it’ll be difficult to run… and I don’t like fitness clubs as an alternative. But I think what counts most is that I started in spring 2018 again too… so, I will do the same in 2019. 🙂
It was a bit difficult this year due to the heat wave in Germany. But I’m proud, I did run regularly anyway 🙂
Really happy 😃 for you and your achievements. I had a knee injury since April that took my out until now but slowly getting back on cardio and figure out riding a bike is helping.
Oh that sounds bad! I hope you recover completely soon. I think swimming could be an option too if you have no open wounds anymore. I started swimming labs this year, and while this is no cardio, it makes me feel fit too. I do especially do it on days when I need a break from running (muscle aching, back pain or knee pain). Since water carries you, it makes you lose all pains while you swimm and you still lose kalories even with the slowest swimming, if you do it for 30 mins or up to 2 hours. Swimming is my favorite alternative. When I have pain from running or in general, it goes away in the water 🙂 It’s always a really nice alternative.
I hope you make more progress with your knee.
Thank you 😉