Retrospective on November 2023 wellness challenge

December 2, 2023

November's wellness challenge was a success.

I had no alcohol, despite going out with friends and coworkers multiple times. It helps that there are several good non-alcoholic beer options these days. I also kept up the workout regimen. I went to the gym four times a week every week. The only exception was Thanksgiving Day.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, despite eating normal Thanksgiving dinner (twice), I only had a brief bump in weight gain. I'm now the lowest weight I've been since I started tracking in 2019.

I'm planning on continuing the workout regimen and keeping my diet dialed in for muscle gain and fat loss. This morning I weighed in at 219 lbs. I'm hoping to get down to 200 lbs. by mid February, but a more realistic goal is 210 lbs. We'll see where I end up.

I never tried gauging what my one-rep bench press is. I should probably try that next time I'm at the gym.