Thursday, April 18, 2019

Summer 2019 at the beach

Pierini Fitness has been AWOL for a while due to the rigors of his profession but today is a new day and those demands have come to an end. What a breath of fresh air!  I’ll now have a more relaxed remainder of the year, time to train hard, have fun and add more content here of middle-aged man reflections about living and dying, gracefully aging and trying to live a good and honest life.  I’m excited and looking forward to it.

My Lent 2019 OMAD journey will soon come to an end and I’ll give an “executive briefing” sharing my experience.  It’s been an amazing journey to say the least.

I’ve been practicing intermittent fasting (IF) for over seven consecutive months and, more recently, one meal a day (OMAD) for Lent 2019 as previously noted.

The demands of my profession required me to work 16 hours non-stop on April 15th, from 3:30 am until 7:40 pm. The discipline gained from my Lent 2019 abstinence from meat and fasting from food 22 hours a day made it possible.

While IF or OMAD are no longer “needed” for weight loss because I have “arrived”, I’ve arrived before only to let it slip away. Moving forward, I can maintain my current lean and mean “fighting weight” with a more traditional eating approach, but I’ve grown fond of both mainstream IF and its outlier ugly stepsister named OMAD. There’s a certain renegade rebel being an OMAD’er that's attractive and I toy with the idea of coming back often for a visit.

I started this journey of reclaiming my lean and mean “fighting weight” last August 31, 2018 weighing in that morning at an embarrassing 210.8 lbs.  My goal was to weigh 180 lbs. by my 64th birthday on February 19, 2019.  Along the way, I reset my goal for 177 lbs. and achieved it the day after my birthday.  

Then I learned from others how it’s good to have my ideal weight expressed as a range rather than a single point.  Therefore, I set my ideal weight range for 172 to 177 lbs. and have consistently been at this weight or less the past six weeks.  Yesterday morning, I had a pleasant morning weigh-in at 171.4 lbs.  

Pierini Fitness “has arrived” and is now the lean and mean fighting machine he deserves to be from disciplined hard work he’s done the past 231 consecutive days.

This year, it’s going to be a great Summer 2019 at the beach.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on achieving your goals. The weight range is a great idea.

Pierini Fitness said...

Thank you for your comment and thank you for visiting Pierini Fitness; enjoy your day.

Michael said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! The weight range makes sense, never thought of this before. It's pretty hard to stay the same exact weight every day. Have a Happy Easter!

Pierini Fitness said...

Thank you Michael, having you as my cyberspace younger fitness brother from a different mother has contributed to my success. Thanks for visiting Pierini Fitness and enjoy your weekend.