I just completed the final doctors visit marking the end of Phase 1. Approximately 4 months ago I made the decision that I wanted to be healthier. I wanted to eliminate as many negative factors as I could in ensuring that I live a long and healthy life. Today marks the completion of the first phase of that transformation. It has been an incredible journey.
First I want to thank my family (especially Chris) who have been incredibly supportive and motivating through-out. I also want to encourage anyone (especially anyone at Microsoft) that wants to do something similar to attend one of the 20/20 Lifestyles Seminars at ProClub. This is an incredible program.
At the beginning of the program, I had blood tests for Cholesterol, glucose, resting metabolic rate and a ton of measurements. And last week I had a similar set of tests and measurements done for comparison. I’ve shared some interim results at 10 weeks, but here is a recap of all of those numbers.
As you can see almost every number substantially increased in a positive direction. Almost every number that was at a dangerous level is now at a normal level or at least very close.
I’m not done. I still want to lose more body fat. My target is to get close to 15%, which will require me to lose approximately 15 more pounds. This should take approximately 6 weeks. My phase 2 will be 12 weeks, so I should have plenty of time to reach my target weight and start working on maintenance.
This program isn’t intended to be a diet. And they stress that a lot. It is intended to be a lifestyle change. So not only am I not done now, but I will never be ‘done’. The real challenge is going to be sticking to healthy/conscious eating, regular exercise and an active lifestyle for the rest of my life.
I feel great. And if I do say so myself I look great. So that will be a great motivator to keep at it.