Sunday, July 29, 2012
I have gotten quite a few emails from my last post. Readers and friends both have been writing in and asking if I am okay. I guess I didn't realize how my tone would come across in that last post, but I was sort of upset last week. I'm not a super-competitive guy, but I hate losing - especially over and over again. It reminds me too much of high school, I guess.
So, why the picture of the hot guy above? Well, motivation for one thing. I am determined to get bigger. But, I want to be smart about it. Some of my readers mentioned that I need to listen to my body, and I agree. I think I knew that--I've been working out for years and I have learned to recognize what works for my body. Unfortunately, part of that has been accepting the fact that my ideal weight seems to rest right around 140-145 pounds.
Well, I say: "accepting," but not really. I have also settled into a routine at the gym. Lifting the same weights, doing the same exercises. I need to mix it up. If nothing else, I need to mix it up to avoid being bored. But more than that, I think I can do better than I've been doing. I think I can lift heavier weights than I do. And the last few weeks have shown me that I can.
I'm sorry about the rather poor quality of the picture. It's actually a still from a video. So, it's not HD quality. Here's another:
So, here's the plan for the coming week. I will hit the gym four times, and cut back a bit on my running. I will be concentrating on major muscle groups, and trying to get as many good calories as I possibly can. My weight this morning: 146.5. By the end of the week I want to hit 147.5 or even 148.