I’m starting my Beach Body 2016 Project

Beach body project

Yep. Summer holidays are over and now it’s time to start planning for the upcoming winter. Usually at this point I would be making crazy plans about how much I’m going to lose weight during next month or at least by Christmas. This time, however, I will do things differently. This time I plan to succeed!

Bikini ready by June 2016?

I will give myself 280 days to do it. That is exactly 40 weeks. I am starting this project today (Sunday, August 30, 2015) and will finish it on June 5, 2016. Just in time for the summer of 2016. You can follow my progress on my Beach Body Project page.

“Before” pictures and measurements

It would be very boring for you to follow my weight loss progress (see, I’m still optimistic about this – there will be progress!) without some pictures, stats and measurements so for that reason I present you the following:

Beach body project before pictures

Height: 176 cm (5’9)
Weight: 76,8 kg (169 lbs)
Fat percentage: 42,3 % (measured a month ago)
Muscle percentage: 22,5 % (measured a month ago)
Size: European size 44/46, UK size 14/16, American size 12/14

Chest: 99 cm (39 inches)
Waist: 85 cm (33,5 inches)
Hips: 113 cm (44,5 inches)

What I plan to do / workout

I will use different types of methods to achieve this goal. I will first start by shredding! What I mean by that is that I’ll start working out with Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred DVD (read my review on this workout. I’ve done it before once, I can do it again. It is quite a tough workout and I’m not in a great shape after going through some medical treatment in the winter. But I know that this is a great workout when trying to get back in shape.

What I plan to do / diet

I know that paleo diet works for weight loss so I’ll try to follow Primal Blueprint 80 – 90 % of the time. I will have a few treats on Saturdays – I don’t want to call it a “cheat day” because that’s not what this is about – it’s just good to have one day a week, when it’s OK to have some pizza and coke. I will probably also have a little bit of rice or potatoes occasionally but other than that I’ll stay away from sugar and try to stay at under 100 grams of carbs a day most days.

I’ll let you know how I’m doing along the way and post the ”after” pictures when I’m done. Wish me luck! 😉