Fitness Update For July 2020

July has been a pretty good month, it has been filled with plenty of walks that might have killed my knee but looking at the scales and my measurements at the end of the month has made it all worth it. The weather has been quite good throughout the month so I have made the most of it by getting out and about especially as the government have started lifting more restrictions. If you asked me last year if I wanted to go walk 2 laps around a huge lake I would have laughed and said no chance but going and doing that and having a little picnic was one of the best days of the month.

I set myself a challenge for July too, no alcohol, granted I never went overboard with alcohol in the first place but I did enjoy a drink with my meal every now and again or on a nice day. I didn't think I would notice a difference with anything by cutting it out but I honestly do believe that is why I have lost weight this month.

So here is how my measurements looked last month...

I was really shocked to see my hips decrease by 3cm's in a month as this is the biggest loss I have had in a while, I thought it was a lie at first but by looking in the mirror I really have noticed a change, this is the same for my waist and arms too.

Something else that changed in July is that we haven't eaten half as many takeaways/junk food throughout the month which has definitely benefited me, I am hoping in August I can continue this trend too and maybe cut back on the snacks too.

The gym's reopened in July but I still haven't been however, I am hoping to change that soon. I have still been trying to do my home workouts but due to a bit of laziness creeping back in to my routine I have been getting up too late for me to fit me in and then by the time I get home I am not in the mood to do anything. I am trying to get into a bit of a routine now though as I am getting closer to returning to work so I need to get used to waking up early again.

So here is how the weight loss went for July:

Beginning of July weight : 15 stone 9 lb 
End of July weight : 15 stone 8 lb

Total loss 1 lb .

 Here is what I am aiming for in August: 

Carry on walking more

Get back into the gym
Limit alcohol consumption
Eat better - Cut out so many snacks
Carry on with the home workouts

Overall 2020 loss so far : - 8 & 3/4 lb

Fingers crossed for another great month in August as I am so close to that 1 stone lost mark and I want to get there as close to my birthday as possible. 

See you soon

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