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Day 24: The future, by which I mean October

Day 24

  • Weight: 126.0 lbs.
  • No workout today
  • Total inches: 118.5
  • Protein: 147 g (27 g over target)
  • Calories: 3,165

I looked only 30 days into the future.

The spreadsheet was set through Sept. 30. I asked for a 30-day loan on the blender. I figured and hoped 30 days might be enough.

On Day 24, I know it won’t happen by then.

So keep going or stop? I say keep going.

After integrating the workouts, the measurements and the eating into my routine, extending through October won’t be a big deal.

I can’t say for sure I’ve made significant progress. The clearest indicator is that I can lift more than I could at the start, which isn’t bad for about 3 hours and 45 minutes of workouts.

But the photos, the weight, the total inches tell a more muddled tale. This is the part when I get impatient and want to fast-forward to the end, so I know if the next 31 days are a wise investment or a foolish waste of time.

Perhaps the better perspective would be that the experience continues, the journey not the destination, learn by doing. There, I think I crammed enough cliches in that sentence.

As a time-saver, I will likely blog less and publish on workout days only. Each post will have the latest data and photos for the period to maintain public accountability. (This is one of the few projects where I can’t prep everything in advance since it requires daily measurements and analysis.)

Maybe by Halloween I’ll have a great new muscle-bound costume.

What doesn’t kill or confound me will make me stronger.