This is my last attempt at a journal, as some my know my efforts have been less then fruitful with them. I look back in the past six years I've been a member here and think about how at some points how bodybuilding defined who I was as a person, times where I didn't pick up a weight for months, and various stages in between. I started lifting weights/cardio/diet as a child because I wasn't happy with myself and I find myself feeling the same way today. I'm not depressed, I am doing well in school, have a job I enjoy, setting most of my personal within my reach. Yet, I'm not really satisfied with where I am.
So this journal will be more then just how many reps I did or calories I ingested but of self improvement mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Goals: To better myself in all aspects of my life. Of course lower my bf while gaining/maintaining strength
Training: Will do a push/pull/legs split right now cardio will increase with time
Diet: Gradual changes starting with maintenance with slow changes to instill proper eating habits which will lead to a "diet"
I guess some people would wonder why I've kinda turned on the light bulb, I knew it was something I need to do for awhile but this started from this article TESTOSTERONE NATION | World's Largest Bodybuilding and Weight Loss Underground Nation and my own phoenix moment. I attended a friend's wedding and met up with a lot of old friends I haven't seen in a couple years, including some of my old training partners. They all kind of had a look of surprise at my body composition some even commenting on it. Aside from that I saw the rewards my old training partners reapt from consistent training/nutrition and I could feel the jealously just oozing out of me.
Yesterday hit 3200 cals with the ratio p/c/f of 20/50/30 which isn't great but it gave a starting point. The meals weren't evenly spaced so I'll probably bring a shake between breakfast and lunch at work.
Then did 30 minutes of the stationary bike to hopefully get the lactic acid out. Man that didn't happen I just got back from a friend's bbq and I wouldn't stop falling down because my legs were so trashed.
Played disc golf for about 2 hours, also did some stretching may legs are sore as heck. My diet has been good hitting around 3200 which would be at maintenance or alittle under, pretty good since I haven't eaten fried/ fast food in about a week which is a ton better then how I have been eating.
Did Pull workout yesterday, dont remember weights but included rack pull, lat pulldowns, bent over rows, and hammer curls. Diet has been in check. I have been hitting around 3100 cals. I am slowly going start cleaning it up with the removal of some higher GI foods I have been eating to a lower/mod foods.
Also rode the bike for 30 minutes today and played an hour of disc golf.
DB Preacher Curl (biceps were shot) 25x8
Cable Bicep Curl 120x8
I played basketball for about an hour and my legs and shoulders were shot so I did my pull workout instead. My biceps are weak shit, I get completely stuck at full extension. My diet was the first time I ate fast food since I started this thing,it was breakfast sandwich thing from BK. Besides that my life has been pretty hectic but good. I've really kicked up studying for the MCAT in Sept. I've taken two practice MCATs and it is insane how long that test is and how tricky it can be.
I had a pretty crappy day today, My tire completely blew out on the way to work leaving me to change my tire in 100 degree heat then pay 110 bucks to get a new one. I probably only consumed about half a gallon of water which would explain my weights on my lifts.
Pretty boring week, I had my usual summer sinus infection for the most of the week. I have done 30 minutes of low intensity cardio everyday. Calories have been around 2500 for the week. I'll do my Pull workout tonight and some cardio.
Pretty typical leg workout, my diet wasn't clean over the fourth. I did alot of low intensity cardio thru golf, disc golf, and hiking. My diet will tighten up following coming up, showing food and cal breakdown
The mcat studying is getting pretty intense. I'm studying about 3-5 hours day with 15hrs of prep classes a week along with one practice test. Needless to say I don't have a social life for the most part, hopefully it will be worth it in the end