This weekend I had to workout on Sunday because I had missed a day last week. Once again another great workout. One thing that I haven’t told you guys is that I have my buddy training me/working out with me. He’s very dedicated when it comes to the gym and he’s definitely one of the main things that keeps me going. I’m starting with back and biceps today and I’m really looking forward to it! I’m just a month away from being back where I was. Oh and since I’ve started working out I’ve dropped a few lbs and my little pouch is starting to disappear. :)
I’m sore everyday of the week now… I love it. I feel like my stamina is coming back and I’m going to be stronger than before. Very excited for today’s workout which will include killing my legs.
But I didn’t. It was a short lunch and I had to run to the bank. On the way back I picked up a double cheese burger and some cheese fries… SO GOOD. In the end it’s so bad. Yesterday I worked out my Biceps and back, which felt so much better than last week. The most I’ve ever curled was about 45lbs, this week I hit the 30’s with ease. The only thing that’s holding me back would still be my my muscle fatigue.
Still all in all this week has been better. I’m not as tired or as sore. Hope this continues…..
OK, after 2 days of I’m back hitting chest Friday night. It was nice feeling holding that kind of weight again. The only frustrating part was that I would get tired quickly, which is to be expected. I still have the strength that I did before but I need to get my stamina on par. This could take a few weeks. All in all I’m happy with my first week I hope that the gut sticks around, it’s really my main motivation at the moment.
Yesterday in downtown seem to last 10x longer than the day before. Yesterday I was feeling sore all day. From my legs, shoulders, and back. It was a lousy day. I was just way to exhausted to workout, so I just too the day off.
This morning I’m still sore. :| I feel just like I did yesterday except with a full nights sleep. Still I feel completely exhausted and sore. I don’t know how the gym will go today I just know that I’ll have to push through it. Today I’m doing legs which should be interesting I feel like my legs have taken most of the punishment this week. Oh well no pain no gain I suppose.
Wish me luck.
I’ve also been selected to be the final jury. :| I’M SO EXCITED.
After along day in downtown LA that included going down 15 flights of stairs and me walking about 3 miles in some very (very) uncomfortable shoes, I finally arrived at the gym at 10pm again. Today it was a back and biceps day. Aside from me being sore all day from yesterday’s workout my legs were also killing me from all those damm stairs. Needless to say I was a bit fatigued when I arrived at the gym.
Still it was another day of giving it my all. The whole time I stared down my gut it motivates me. I want it gone. So the last few reps I would just look straight at it and push them out. By the end of the workout I couldn’t even feel my biceps. :| All in all today was a good day. Tomorrow will be the same business, I’ve been called to downtown again to see if I’m going to be on the final jurors list.
Wish me luck :|
I got to the gym around 10pm. (This is usually the time I will be going) I arrived with mixed feelings about it. The car drive over I was trying to get myself mentally prepared for what my body was about to endure. I tried to recall the pain and push that was once second nature to me. I couldn’t remember how it felt…
Like a kick in the face it all came back to me. The first set in I could already feel my muscles tighten up. I was starting with traps and shoulders, normally this is my favorite workout but today it was torture. In the middle of recovering I realized I missed this torture a bit and caught myself laughing a bit. The deeper I went into my workout the less I laughed. It was torture I knew I had to keep doing to myself. I don’t know exactly what kept me motivated? It was possibly the small gut that I’ve developed and couldn’t stop staring at. Maybe it was the fact that I once did these exercises with ease and I was upset with myself that I was getting tired quickly. Still I kept the workout going.
I finished exhausted as hell. It felt good. I did a weigh in to see where I was, I looked up at the display…. 194lbs. What the fuck- This is the most I’ve weighed in my life… ever.
I figured that I needed a baseline. This will be my before picture.
I need to get this in shape.
Mini Goal drop 5 lbs.
Actually it’s not really for science. It’s for me… to document my road back to being fit. I’ve always enjoyed being a slim guy, I’ve always enjoyed being a glutton, and I never had to worry about it. My metabolism has always saved me however I’m getting older and my metabolism isn’t getting faster. I think last night was the last straw. I ate a Jack’s spicy chicken sandwich meal (Over 1000 calories right there.) about an hour later I was still hungry so I grabbed some leftover KFC. (That’s another 1000 calories easily.) That night when I went to bed I felt sick. Not just sick to my stomach but I also felt disgusted with myself. I just feel like I’ve lost all restraint when it comes to junk food. The only thing to keep in check would be structure and documenting my progress.
I’ve worked out before. (Religiously) I went to the gym 5 days a week and I was in great shape but there were some goals that I never got to hit.
- I never acquired a six/eight pack.
- I never benched more than 200lbs.
- My arms were toned but not bigger.
- I didn’t increase my vertical jump. (I know I would be able to dunk if I did.)
I just want to be able to accomplish these goals.
Also I feel like my self confidence has been dwindling down day by day since I’ve stopped working out. I really need a booster as of late. I feel like I’m not the best Danny I can be. That kills me. My dating life is non-existent, I haven’t been out on a date in months. I’m usually a go getter always making conversation trying to be outgoing. I feel like my working out again will jump start me into making better decisions in my life.
I’ll be posting here my daily thoughts routines and other feelings that are bound to come up throughout this ordeal. Since I don’t have a baseline yet, I won’t post my mint goals yet. But I’ll be sure to post something later tonight to give everyone an idea of what I’m shooting for.