TESTTTBenchmarks: Week Fifteen

Aaron 3Welcome to Tiger Muay Thai’s weight loss and fitness blog. I’m your host, Aaron Rowland. I’m a 27-year-old writer from Los Angeles, California. At my heaviest weight eighteen-months ago, I weighed in at 160 KGs.  I’m here at Tiger to lose weight, improve my fitness and have the adventure of a lifetime. I’ve been here ten months so far and I’m staying indefinitely. My favorite exercises are the bicycle crunch and the medicine ball slam. Tire flips, suicide planks and burpees give me nightmares.

What Changes Are Important?

As I move through this weight loss journey, I’ve noticed that the scale can be quite unpredictable. Up a small amount one week then down a big amount the next week, it can be tough to determine success or progress utilizing just that one number. Over the next few weeks, I’ll try to start introducing other benchmark measurements to help track my progress. While muscle growth might prevent a large number on the scale one week, things like body measurements or fitness tests could provide a clearer picture in terms of general progress. This next week, I’ll explore the weekly Big Buddha run and how tracking your time on that each week can be a great way to track success.

Aaron 4Active On The Weekend

Every Sunday afternoon, Tiger has a weekly trip to O2 Beach Club. It’s a great chance to socialize with other guests from Tiger, as well as get in a fun Sunday workout. They have water polo nets set up in the pool, as well as a volleyball court. There’s always a large group of Tiger guests in attendance, so it’s never hard to get a game going. Everyone is welcome, just talk to Joey in the Tiger office if you are interested in coming. I’m there most weekends, so definitely come on down and join in the fun!

Queen’s Birthday

This last Monday, camp was closed for the Queen’s birthday. That’s no excuse not to get a good workout in, though. Even when camp is closed, there are countless fun and healthy ways to enjoy an active day. Swimming at the beach, wakeboarding, and hiking Big Buddha are just three of the many ways to stay active near Tiger. Even jogging the road is a popular activity at all times of the day. I’d recommend getting an early start, though. In wet season, the temperature can still get really hot. Always bring water and electrolytes with you, even if you don’t think you’ll need them.

Aaron 2The End Of Week Fifteen

I step on the scale, not sure what to expect. It’s always tough to follow up a big loss with another great number. Unfortunately, that’s true for this week. I’ve pretty much stayed the same moving from 105.3 KGs to 105.6 KGs. I can’t be too upset after a great week like last week, but I am started to get concerned that my weight loss is starting to stall. If next week’s results are similar, I’ll need to take a hard look at drastically altering my diet plan and exercise routine to something new, that will hopefully shock my body back into losing large numbers. I’m still down over 45 LBs in fifteen weeks, but I don’t want to slow down now.

Aaron 1What’s Up Next?

This week will be more of the same. I spent another great Sunday at O2 Beach Club with our Tiger crew and my workouts have been pretty similar to past weeks. Check back on Friday for an interview with another fantastic Tiger guest and check back next week to see how my journey is going!

Have a great week of weight loss! If you set your mind on it, I know you can do it!

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