The 2018 Fitness Routine And The Effect
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!