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

Posted by Paolo Belcastro

As a true European nomad, and after Italy, France, and Switzerland, Paolo currently lives in Vienna, from where he leads the WordPress.com Spectrum Division for Automattic and the WordCamp Europe 2017 crew. When not thinking about WordPress, he is usually absorbed by his other passion, photography. Paolo lives online at paolo.blog

15 Replies to “Back in charge: the yearly report”

    1. Thanks! 🙂

  1. Well done 🙂

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    1. Thanks 🙂

  2. Nice shoes!
    😁
    Well done 🏆

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    1. Thanks 🙂

  3. Killer work Paolo! We need to do more of those super-long walks around Paris (although maybe less of the wine and delicious, buttery food) to keep things rolling!

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  4. Congratulations, Paolo! This is such an inspiration to be persistent!

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    1. Thank you Lori!

  5. Kudos! Bravo…. You did an excellent job. You should be very proud, Paolo….Thanks for sharing your Story.

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  6. Congrats on your perseverance! Truely inspiring 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much! 🙂

  7. Great job Paolo! You’re looking great!

    Reply

    1. Thanks much! 🙂

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