Back in charge: the yearly report

Exactly one year ago, on September 1st, 2013, I decided to start training on a regular basis. I posted a couple of intermediary reports since then, one after 3 months and another one as I made an attempt at adding running to my routine. 

Let’s be clear: the running thing was a failure, I am still too heavy for that and it hurts too much, plus it’s really too intensive to do on a regular basis, and most important, I don’t enjoy it at all, making it very hard to put the extra effort in.

I couldn’t just drop it though, so I replaced that with bike rides, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday when the weather permits it, and that I have really been enjoying a lot!

My weight hasn’t moved that much since the last report, but that’s perfectly ok, as I am happy of the overall pace, and am also building some lean mass in the process.

Here’s my year of training by the numbers:

  • I went to the gym 150 times, out on the bike 31 times, and 6 times for a 5k run, for a total of 187 sessions.
  • My weight is now 118kg, down from 135kg, my target being 99kg one year from now.
  • Body fat percentage is now 24%, down from 42% when I started.

A photo is worth a thousands words, so, what’s the value of an animated GIF?

2013-2014

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By Paolo Belcastro

Paolo is a modern nomad: after Italy, France, and Switzerland, he now lives in Vienna, Austria from where he works on Automattic's Jetpack and .blog products. Passionate photographer, he also dedicates his free time to his family, cats, and hobbies. Working remotely since 1994, managing distributed teams since 1998, he firmly believes that remote work is the key to peaceful coexistence for 10 billion humans.

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