Frugal Fitness – #fitforfincon

by Kylie on September 21, 2012

I am the lightest I have been in the last 5 years, but I am not fit. Fit For FinCon was an idea thrown around at FinCon, so we took some before pictures

This was so hard for me to do. I never let my stomach hang out at all. I felt so self conscious!

(I believe I might the only one who requested a picture of my butt too, because I want to see the change from all angles)

We are going to encourage each other to lose the weight.

My starting weight is 76.5kg (168.3 pounds) as of today. I would like to be 67kg (147.4pounds), but if being toned and the size I want means I weigh more, I am ok with that.

My initial plan was to join a gym when I got back, but this is not really looking possible right now.

In the past 2 weeks since I left for FinCon to now, I have lost 6kgs. This is a lot faster than you should aim to lose weight and I did not expect to drop it like this.

I think some of it has to do with drinking copious amounts of water in Denver. My body felt so out of it I know I ate less than normal. Also on my flights there was not a lot of food and no time between flights to grab something at the airport. In the 36 hours prior to arriving at FinCon I had a small yoghurt and 1 meal on the plane. I then only managed a salad when I got to the hotel, because I was so tired.

On the flight back, Delta did not have me down for a gluten free meal, so I didn’t have a lot to eat. My flight out was at 5:45pm and I only managed to eat breakfast in the morning, but no lunch as I was going to be sitting at the airport for a while I thought I would eat there. Not so, I got caught up in security for having an item I shouldn’t have (I didn’t realize), which delayed things a little, then I just wanted to find my gate and there was nothing I could eat near me.

So I think the fact that I STARVED while flying is the main reason I lost any weight and this is not something I recommend.

Since getting back I ended up with no car, so have been walking everywhere, which is anywhere from 5 – 10kms a day. I have also started exercising more. I really want to tone up and improve my actual strength and fitness, not just get skinny.

I have been more focused on eating correct proportions, eating when I am hungry instead of just because and eating healthy. I don’t even crave chocolate or anything lately, which is fantastic.

My aim is to be a toned size 10 (size 8 in the USA). Weight is not my focus, instead health and size are. Do you have any health or weight goals?

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