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TigerfiercebabyI got pretty sick this weekend and I am pretty sure I am still sick. Totally a situation of over indulgence and poor upkeep of my body. Though I subscribe to the philosophy of everything in moderation I am actually an all or nothing kind of guy. So in the spirit of Dragon Con (which I was not at) I drank too much, stayed up too late and perhaps got a little debaucherous. Well I did that for a couple days straight and by Sunday my body said FUCK YOU. So I was hit with fever, chills, headache, sore throat. I thankfully have some awesome guests who helped take care of me but damn if I was not a miserable sack of waste this weekend. Still the weigh in comes at 249lbs and 33.1% Body Fat. This week I am going to be ultra strict on the diet and see if I get any payback.

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tiger newA friend of mine who I really admire for her commitment to lifting posted a new regiment she was doing. I don’t know half the exercises listed or have access to all the equipment needed for some but what I liked was the theory behind the exercises. Normally I lift the heaviest weight I can for 10-20 reps one set. This involved 5 sets with 6-8 reps with 10 seconds of rest between sets. I tried it today and really enjoyed the workout. I will probably rotate out on this during my week or maybe make it constant. Definitely liked trying it and it felt great too. I think its important to add to your repertoire in order to keep exercise fun and exciting. Really glad I made it to the gym this morning and got to try this out. Looking forward to the gym tomorrow. Its all about getting in there and doing the work.

Tiger backI both love and hate rest days. I love rest days cause I do feel my body recovering from the day before work out. At the same time I hate them because I easily let one rest day slip into another rest day. I was doing an everyday gym thing now I get in 3-4 times. I can’t decide which is having the better effect constant gym or gym with rest. I will keep bouncing between the two, Just need to get better about not going too many days with rest.,

Drinking TigerFirst day of protein shake breakfast, lunch and then a square meal for dinner then a protein shake before bed. I was feeling tired or week. I wasnt feeling hungry. I didnt want to kill anyone. This could probably work. Day 2 begins in the gym. Was glad to be back. Tomorrow I think I will increase weights on all exercises. My muscles arent sore like they used to be when I first started working out. Not sure if that is a good sign or a bad sign.

Tiger backWoke up and no back pain. Still did some stretches and yoga before hitting the gym this morning. Moving about like nothing was wrong at all yesterday. I am glad I was smart about it but also glad that since I have been working out my body bounces back a little faster even if I am older. Did my standard weights and exercises this morning. Even went up on a couple.

Tiger backI woke up with serious back pain this morning. Normally I would use it as an excuse not to get up and go to the gym but I didnt let it get in the way. I did some stretches and some yoga instead and then strapped my shoes on and went to the gym. I was super careful with what weight exercises I did and kept the weights lighter with more reps but I was still happy to get in the gym and do my time. Back is still a little wonky but I will just make sure to get in some more yoga time tonight before bed.

TigerfiercebabyThis week I weighed in at 250 again and BMI went up to 34%. I missed the gym a couple days and steps were abysmal. This week going to get back on track. I did do some cooking this weekend and it was awesome. I cooked some chicken breasts with just coconut oil and spices. My house guests said it was better than the italian dressing ones I do so maybe I will keep it simple. I also did a batch of rumaki which is always a hit. I dont know why liver gets such a bad reputation they are tasty especially wrapped in bacon. I still have a bunch of mutton cubes to cook. I have also been cutting down the protein shake intake. Hope to find a good balance. That is all.

Tiger-Wallpaper-tigers-16120028-1024-768Back in the gym this morning and was super happy to find I had not loss any of my progress over my vacation. In fact I was able to go up 5 to 10 lbs on all of my lifts and do longer sets with each. I probably need to fit in more rest days in my normal routine. Usually I go every day and only do short sets but I am guessing that the muscles still need time to repair even if only being worked slightly. We will see. Overall super happy with results and people are starting to notice the muscle gain which is awesome too.

I swear me using resistance bands is like that tiger staring at the ball of rope. I have no idea if I am doing it right but I keep trying. I have watched a few videos on exercises with resistance bands and have attempted most of them. It just doesn’t feel right. Not wrong just not like lifting free weights. I can feel some burn and soreness but it doesn’t feel like enough. Even when I use the tighter bands then I get no where cause they don’t budge. I am sure there is a correct way or I am using them the correct way and just shouldn’t expect the same results as actual weights.

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Last week was super busy with a big presentation for work (hence the lack of Friday post because I was busy with said presentation) but I was still able to get all of my steps and keep to the diet and make it to the gym everyday. So the results of said regime and dedication was a fluctuation of 1 pound up so 251 and a 1 percent increase in BMI 33.3%. Everyone keeps telling me to ignore the scale and for the most part I am but it is still annoying. My Weights in the gym keep getting heavier though and I am putting in a little more time and reps in each day. I have hit 10k steps no matter what.

This week the real test is my quick jaunt to the United States for a week. Maintaining my steps might be a challenge with the mixed time zones but will work towards it regardless. I have my Resistance bands packed in my suitcase and ready to go. Won’t have any protein powder with me but I might pick up some bars when I land. Staying vigilant on trips has always been my downfall. Expect erratic to non-existent posts from Wednesday to Wednesday.