Whole30 and 30 Day Shred: Start

So it’s January 1, 2016 and I’m starting my New Year’s resolution weight loss plan today! I’m so excited.

In this post I will tell you more about my plan and also share my before pictures and measurements that I took this morning.

Start Whole30 and 30 Day Shred

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I plan to continue my weight loss plan until May – I’m not in a hurry – but I will start it off with a 30 day plan. This is what I hope to achieve during the next 30 days:

  1. I want to lose 10 pounds of body weight.
  2. I want to be in a better shape physically.

I believe planning is everything when it comes to losing weight so I’ve made some rules to myself. Three of them. Nothing too extreme, just three things that I will focus on 100 % during the month of January. This is my 30 day weight loss plan:

1. I will follow Whole30 program when it comes to diet

I’ve done Whole30 before, I can do it again. I want to do it again. I’ve eaten very poorly this December and I feel so bloated. I know that if I stick to this program I will start to feel so much better in just a couple of weeks. It’s absolutely worth it.

Whole30 is a paleo type of diet program where you eliminate sugars, grains, dairy and legumes, alcohol and certain additives from your diet for 30 days. I’ve written more about this diet when I did Whole30 the first time in October.

I will weigh myself just in the beginning and at the end. I found this helpful the first time around. It is too easy to get discouraged if you don’t see results on scale immediately so I won’t let that happen.

2. I will do Jillian Michaels’ workout 30 Day Shred

I will try to do Jillian Michaels’ workout DVD called 30 Day Shred every day. I’ve done it before so it can be done, I’m just not 100 % sure it’s wise to do it every day. For this reason I will allow myself to have one day off a week if I really feel like my body needs to rest. So I promise myself I’ll do the workout at least 6 times a week.

30 Day Shred has three workouts: levels 1, 2 and 3 and the idea is to do each workout for 10 days and then move to the next level. The workouts are just around 20 minutes but I know I’ll be sweating and huffing and puffing my way through them.

Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred workout DVD

3. I will take better care of myself.

I will make sure I drink enough water everyday, I will do some dry brushing every evening to get a smoother skin and I will stretch a little bit every night before going to bed (it is still my plan to be able to do the split one day).

I will also make sure I get enough sleep: I promise to go to bed by 11 pm if I have to go work the following day and by 2 am if I have a day off.

Before pictures and measurements

So what do you think about my plan?

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever been this determined in my life.

And I should be. I haven’t been this heavy for a while. December was a disaster diet-wise. Towards the end of the year my clothes started to fit a lot better – not a great thing when they felt loose a couple of months ago.

Before pictures on January 1, 2016

It was still a bit of a shock to get on my Omron scale this morning and notice that I weigh over 80 kg again. I’m not discouraged though, quite the opposite! This is a new start.

Here are my “before” measurements:

Day 1 (January 1, 2016)
Weight 81,9 kg (180 lbs)
BMI 26,4
Fat percentage 41,8 %
Muscle percentage 24,7 %
Visceral fat 6

(I’m 176 cm/5’9 tall)

My Omron scale measurements on day one

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Have you started your weight loss project today? Go ahead and share your plans with us!

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