Paleo

On the 1st of November I started to participate in Movember for the 4th time – this year, I am not only growing a moustache for charity, but I am making a fitness target for the first time. It’s a very basic target of 10,000 steps every day for the month – a total of 300,000 steps.

As I’m actively monitoring my fitness over the month and providing daily updates on how I’m doing (you can view these updates on Movember here), I thought that I’d also record my Body fat, muscle mass, visceral fat % and weight – this way I can tell whether I have put on muscle / loss fat etc. I also made the decision to be consistent with my decision to follow the Paleo lifestyle.

I’ve been on-off Paleo since I met a good friend, Pavel Fedorov (below) in Mendoza, Argentina for a summit attempt on the highest peak outside of Asia, Aconcagua (6962M). Pavel introduced me to this way of life, which seemed perfect for me -eat well, train hard but rest well and try to reduce stress. Pavel also has a blog and he writes a lot more than me, follow his Worldwide travels here.

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I try to be good, but when I travel, especially to the US I struggle – I AM BEING GOOD ALL MONTH! I have zero Internal travel scheduled and I am committed to getting fitter and healthier this month.

This is the first post I am writing on me being Paleo, what it means to me and what good a low-carb, high-protein and fat diet can do to your body. I’ll update the table on my ‘Movember’ post and have a local copy here for reference – it’s only a month, but some stats will change, hopefully for the better.

Body Fat (%) Muscle Mass (Kg) Visceral Fat Weight (Kg)
01/11/2016 10 61.1 2 71.4
08/11/2016 8.7 61.4 2 70.8
15/11/2016 8.7 60.8 2 70
22/11/2016 TBC TBC TBC TBC
29/11/2016 TBC TBC TBC TBC
01/12/2016 TBC TBC TBC TBC

The first weigh-in is tomorrow morning and I am somewhat nervous. I’ve watched what I have consumed, but I’ve not been anywhere near as active as I wanted, so who knows what the results are going to be like.

I’m also going to make a considerable effort to spend more time enjoying myself, riding the Ducati, windsurfing and fooling around with my power kite.

Update 08/11/2016: I’ve updated the table to reflect the latest measurements. It’s working!

Update 17/11/2016: I’ve updated the table to reflect the latest measurements. You’ll notice that my muscle mass was down, this will be partally down to dehydration, but mostly through not eating enough…

Cheers,

Graham

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