The results are in: 92.8kg is the final result for the eight-week challenge - a total loss of 4.2kg.
Not quite the goal, but good, although there’s no hiding from the fact that it’s slightly disappointing.
The result was mainly due to a lack of nutritional adherence in the second half of the program.
The first five weeks: -3.9kg loss.
The final three weeks: -0.3kg loss
During the final three weeks training load and intensity was good, but nutrition was too lax.
I’ll sit down and review the numbers later this week, then I can present some better insights that might be handy to know.
But it’s all good - I will keep going until the original goal is achieved. The eight-week mark was a milestone, but the target body weight remains the goal.
4.2kg is a good amount of weight to lose in eight weeks, and I don’t want to seem flippant about that result (I’m stoked with that change).
The only disappointing aspect is the lack of dietary adherence, when so much hard work was happening during training - 5 and 7 hours each week in the last fortnight.
The benefit is that I’ve got a tonne of personalised training and nutrition data; a good insight into training capacity; I’ve increased running from struggling to run 5km to running 10km twice in the past week; and on Friday I ticked off my goal of swimming for 60 minutes continuously (which I wanted to do by the end of year).
As Jocko Willink would say: