Muscles – Going to do it the hard way.

I was toying with the idea of using some performance enhancing drugs to help me get more gains. Thinking about it, I was excited, I noticed that I have gained a bit of size around my arms and legs and chest and am feeling pretty pumped.

I was also talking to people who were thinking about using Tren, Deca or something similar. That got me excited about the gains I was going to get. Then I thought a little more about it and decided that that isn’t why I was doing this.

I could cheat, yep, I could. But then again, I could just keep going to the gym and get my next achievement. Like, two days ago, I did a deadlift of 140Kgs. That’s the most I have ever done. I feel sore, I feel great! I feel as though I have earned this.

My thoughts around using drugs to enhance my performance would be like paying for Candy Crush extra items, or cutting inline. I know that I’ll get there faster, but did I really earn it?

Slowly and surely. That’s what I am doing.

So, I’ve been meeting myself half way – not good enough.

I decided to lose weight, and get abs and be healthy and all that.

I found out that those sort of goals are unmeasurable, so they are likely not going to happen. Fuck logic man.

I have been diligent with my gymming, I quite enjoy going for a jog before hitting the weights. I’ve been doing 21minutes of HIIT… usually along the lines of

Changing the intervals every minute from 6km/ph to (up to) 14km/ph.

Minute 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Km/ph 6 10 6 11 6 12 6 13 6 14
minute 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
KM/PH 6 13.5 6 13 6 12.5 6 12 6 11.5 6

I get my heart rate up to 180bpm at the end of the fast bit and then try to get it backdown to 150bpm or below for the walking period.

I’m still eating shit though… it is so hard not to eat chocolate in the UK. It all tastes so good!

Slowly getting there, slowly.

Well, It’s 2016 – What should I resolve?

You know, apart from the obvious.

A few years ago, I tried something new every month, well, that is how it started, but I basically set out a few little tasks for me to complete. I won a few, I failed a few, but all in all I was much better for it.

So, I am going to do it again.  Just a little bit different. This time I am not going to try something each month. This time, I am going to focus on a select few.

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So, today I found out I am fat.

I know right?!

It was actually a surprise, I thought I was in OK shape, I knew that I had a bit of a belly and I could be trimmer, but I was pretty much told outright that I am fat, a gut, a gut like the older guys I try not to look like.

I go to the gym quite a lot, between 2 – 5 days a week, and mostly 5 days a week. I do a lot of weights and focus on lifting as heavy as I can.

I have a terrible diet. I’ll be the first to admit that. I love chocolate and chips and fizzy drink and lollies and all types of bad foods. I also love fruit, pretty much any fruit I really enjoy eating, however, if there is a choice of “bad” food and “good” food, I’ll go for the “bad” food option 9 times out of ten.

So… you fat piece of shit… what are you going to do about it?

Well, I guess I could throw cardio into my gym routine. I have a bike, maybe I should ride to work, every day, or even jog to and from work once a week. (living in England and going to work at 6:30am – that is going to be quite a challenge)

That’s all well and good, but what about your shitty diet? You want to be called fat again?

Actually, no. Being called fat was a real kick to the guts, a curb to the teeth, a bamboo under the finger nails. So I will be changing my diet too.

I am going to Stick to just one day a week eating shit and I might throw a few curve balls at myself too. Like, if I do end up cheating on a non-cheat day I have to do 10 – 100 burpes, depending on the offence.

I’m also going to learn from my kids. I have always been educating them on eating healthy and just the other day, my daughter (while looking at a table full of lollies, chips, crisps, etc, went for a handful of cucumber. No one asked her to eat healthy, my cousin asked her why she’d go for cucumber – “I like cucumber” was her response… you know what? I like cucumber too.

Tomorrow morning I am going grocery shopping with the family. I’ll be putting together the healthiest, tastiest trolley of natural items I can find.

This is the first step back in the right direction.