I have lost 20kg in 8 weeks and i feel great about it but i am worried I have been doing too much and so in order to maintain my weight loss i will have to do even more. I will tell you a little bit about myself first. I am 6ft tall and 8 weeks ago i weighed 132kg but Alot has happend in my life since then. 9 weeks ago I use to work 2 jobs 51hrs a week which left me with very little time to work out, be sociable, spend time with loved ones and basically just be active and lead a normal life.
The change in my life came when I got a new job. I work 31.5hrs a week now and as you can imagine I have a lot more time to do what i want. The first thing i did was join a gym. I started off slow doing an hour on the treadmill at 9.6km and running 6mile 4 times a week and it was hard at first and i was happy with the initial results, but i wanted to up my game and so increased the distance i ran (not the speed) each day that achieved again good results. I felt fitter and happier than i have ever done before. All of a sudden i am happy with life and everythings great but this was not without consequences. my girlfriend was not as happy as i, we constantly argued over money and not doing enough together so we split up 5 and a half years disappeared in an instant. It was a lot to take in at the time but looking back from where i stand now it was one of the best things that could of happened to me. It spurred me on, extra motivation to make a huge difference in my life and a difference it has made. I moved back home with my parents and can now focus on just me.
So i kept that steady pace on the treadmill upping the distance every session and then one day i thought to myself I can run 10 miles here easily, so i knocked the speed down to 8km and ran for 2 straight hours on the treadmill it was tough but i did it and it felt amazing, id never ran that far in my life before and naturally i wanted to do it again but what you dont realise at the time is that if you ran 10 miles one day the next day is not so easy to do it again, so i tried and failed. I was soo disappointed in myself but i picked myself up took the next day off and gave it another try on my return and to my surprise did it in 1hr45mins was wonderfull feeling. so learning from my mistakes i did 10mile one day the next off 10mile the other day took the next off for that next week always improving my time 1hr40 then 1hr36. the next step was to do that everyday and then getting my time under 1hr30. So I did 10miles everyday and well as you can imagine the weight has fell off me. I have lost 20kg in 8 weeks and i know that isnt supposed to be healthy for you but i feel fantastic. I do 5days at the gym and twice a week i play 5aside football with my friends.
Another lesson i have learnt throughout this whole process is that you can do too much. About 3weeks ago I did my regular 10 mile run I then went and played 5 aside football for an hour. not a good idea the next day i did the same, thinking ive done it once it must be good for me but it wasnt. when i got home that night i could barely move and when i was going to bed i went to the bathroom and my urine was red I had definitely done some serious damage to myself, so the next day i went the hospital and thankfully the news wasnt too bad, basically my muscle was breaking down into my blood stream and the kidneys didnt like it but i jus needed a rest for little while. I took the week off and im all better now but it scared me into not pushing myself as hard as i was doing and thats why i dont go the gym n play football on the same day now.
So now you are up to speed on who i am and what the past 8 weeks have been like. I am 112kg now and feel fantastic my resting heart rate is 51bpm which i am told is pretty good. however I am a little worried. I am doing alot as you can see and i love doing it but will there come a time where the weight will stop coming off me? My goal is about 90kg and that will be the lightest i have been in all my adult life so i was just a little concerned because i have done so much early on will I have to do even more to keep seeing results or could i just keep doing the same as i am now and still maintain these results?
Thank you for taking the time to read all of that. I was hoping it would be of some help to people whilst also addressing my concern. and again thank you for your time.