On Day 1 last year I made a vow to complete one full year of daily accountability. My plan was to take daily pictures and keep stats over four 12-week “Missions”, and lo and behold, I actually did it!
The reason why I did it was quite simple. After success with this approach 12 years ago (and lots of misery in the intervening years) I decided to have one more crack at daily accountability in a last ditch effort to turn my life around.
I’m happy to say that this experiment has been a success! From my perspective nothing comes close to daily accountability when undertaking a radical change in habits, mindset, physique and ultimately life itself!
How has my life changed? Probably the biggest change is in my self image and willingness to take action. I have come out of my mental prison and reengaged with my family, relatives and friends (and many former Shredders!).
As part of my Mission Challenges I have also taken up surfing and golf, as well as compete in two triathlons. One bonus that I didn’t anticipate was getting myself a new job (that pays four times my previous salary!)
Onto the stats, on Day 1 I started at 124.4kg and finished today at 90.6kg. This is a loss of 33.8kg (74 lbs) and a bodyfat reduction of 20.1%. I’m happy with my progress overall, even though I was actually down to 86.4kg after the first six months and had planned to get down to the low 80’s by Day 365.
Up until three weeks ago I was well placed to get close to that goal but the flu prevented me from training for the last 18 days. So, while I am slightly disappointed on how I finished the year I am still happy to have maintained a healthy weight for over six months. I know from previous experience that maintaining can often be more difficult than getting there (especially when the “buzz” starts to die off).
So, what’s next? Well, as I have discussed previously I will now move to weekly accountability. I will publish my pictures and stats every Sunday. I will also continue my 84-day “Mission” format, with Mission 5 to start very soon! I’ll also stick with my tradition of incorporating a new sport into each Mission (M5 sport will be slightly left-field!).
Until next week!
P.S. I’ve updated this post with a video of the first tee shot of my M4 “Breaking 100” Golf Challenge! The only way I can fit in 18 holes is to do nine holes today and nine on Sunday (Day 370). Stay tuned for me final results!
Real Time Accountability Log
Mission 4: Day 84 of 84
1) Mindset (My Stand)
2) Motivation (PRW’s)
3) Goals (Visualisation)
4) Accountability (Scales)
7) Real Time Wildcard
Daily Accountability Score
Cumulative Acc. Score
Cume. Acc. Percent Score