My body seems to function like a clockwork. Every two months, I lose 5 kg. And when i say 2 months, I mean it. Always on the 1st or 2nd of the month, I can step on the scale and I've cracked the mark. I started at 100kg on the 1st of april. Now, 4 months later, the 1st of august, I've cracked the 90. I weighed in at 89.8 today.
And it's so much more than that. Now, I've gone from a BMI of 33.9 or something to a 29.9.
That means, I've gone from obese to overwheight. One step on the way. I feel a lot better, you can actually see that I've lost weight.
I've gone from a (german) pant size of 44-46 to a solid 42. I can feel bones I didn't even know I had. I feel a lot more healthy and active, I do more sports and I actually feel the muscles I always knew I still had somewhere under that fat. I've never been an unsporty person and I have remarkable amounts of nice muscle mass under all that fat, you just couldn't see them.
In my early teens I've been quite serious about swimming, being in a club and exercising on a very high level three times a week. When I was 16, I just felt I had enough for a lifetime and I quit. Since then... I just gained weight. I mean, I've never been slim in my entire life, I've always been overwheigt, even with all that training, but after I had quit, I just sort of lost it.
Now that I'm back on track, I picked up swimming again. I'll never be as good as I used to be then, and I'm only going once a week, but it definitely does me some good. When I started a agin in january, I could barely swim for half an hour on a fairly low level before I was completely exhausted. I was shocked at my poor condition.
Now, I can easily do a 75 min. workout of varying intensity. I have an exercise plan with intervall and sprint trainings, completed with some strength and special exercises. It's definitely getting better again and having been in a club gives me the knowledge to put together my exercise plans.
I just need to keep up going every week. Recently I've also started to do some strength-training, especially for my abs. One day, I might actually be able to see them, after all that fat is gone ;)