End of March 2020 measure up

End of March 2020 measure up

Why hello there! Measuring time again!

MonthWaist and weightDifference between last month
31/08/19 Weight at 97.0kg with a waist of 105cm. N/A
31/01/20 Weight at 98.5kg with a waist of  108cm. Inc. chest 114cm. Weight increase of 1.5kg. Waist increase of 3cm.
29/02/20 Weight at 96.3 with a waist of  104.5cmWeight decrease of 2.2kg, waist reduction of 3.5cm.
31/03/20 Weight at 97.7 with a waist of  105cm Weight increase of 1.4kg, waist increase of 0.5cm.

The reflection bit
It would appear that within the space of a month I have gained a bit of weight and have gained a small amount in the waist. This may be due to the new developments around coronavirus where I am finding myself to be slightly limited in how much exercise and activity I can do getting out the house due to new health and government regulations. A way to explore this moving forward into the new month, is to look further at my diet and maintaining a calorie deficit, continuing with daily walks, and looking at incorporating some callisthenics into my daily routines. 

In summary, ….

it is not uncommon for weight to fluctuate when a person is in a period of self-isolation when activity levels may be less. A way around this may be to do longer walks, focus on maintaining a calorie deficit, and to explore some calisthenics exercises. If you would like to know more about maintaining a calorie deficit, the health benefits of walking, please click on the links to the blogs below. Perhaps callisthenics is something I can explore in a future blog 😉:

I hope you have found the blog of some help. Remember: it’s a journey. It will take time. Have patience in the process. You will get there. Until then, stay happy, stay healthy, and have a lovely weekend wherever you are on the planet.

And remember: love yourself. 



A bit about the author:

I am a guy who is (nearly) 40, who is sharing a journey of weight management and wellbeing.I am also a mental health professional with a wealth of years of experience in supporting individuals who have challenging mental illnesses and personality disorders.

Prior to my current professional role, I spent several years supporting members of the community as a fitness professional, assisting individuals with weight loss and health improvement programmes.

I completed a PGDip in Mental Health Nursing in 2013, and an MSc in Advanced Practice in 2016 in which I looked at improving nurses’ level of engagement with patients with challenging personality disorders.

In 2018 I successfully undertook a Clinical reasoning in Physical Assessments course, and in 2020 I commenced further training in Prescribing to train toward becoming an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

In 2015 I also undertook a Mentorship for practice (BSc Hons) course and have been supporting future nurses with their training and development. I have also recently supported a Healthcare Assistant Staff toward training in and successfully passing and achieving a Foundation Degree in Mental Health Nursing.

In my current role I am a person looking to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the individual. As part of my role within the health services in supporting individuals with mental health care needs, I am also currently looking to develop myself as a Wellness Coach, to support the individual with weekly wellness blogs, with the view to support individuals on a 1:1 basis as well as holding motivational lectures and seminars.


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