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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.

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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.,

TigerfiercebabyThis week we still hover around 250 actually 251 with 32,8% body fat, I have hit my 10k steps and 5 miles everyday this week. I have made it to the gym a little less often but been really appreciating the rest days, I have started to feel that soreness again a little during those rest days. Weights keeping going up so that is good. If weights arent going up I get reps up. Weather is getting nice so I might add in swimming again for the off days. Food is still protein shakes and whole meals for dinner. Did a little more calories this weekend but still healthy foods. Water intake still high. Feeling much better since starting on the vitamin supplement. Vitamin B makes you pee neon yellow I learned. That is the weekly update. Thanks for reading.

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.

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.

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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.

GNC1-13512494dtI was very apprehensive about using protein powder. I have no idea why. Perhaps I thought it wasn’t for me or not necessary or that it would taste nasty. After doing some googling and a good bit of research plus speaking to friends who are trainers or train I felt perhaps I should be taking protein powder as a supplement. Still wasnt sure if it was going to taste nasty or not. This weekend I took the plunge and bought the smallest bag of Whey Protein I could. Which is fricken expensive. The next morning before my workout I made a shake. Damn that was tasty. After my workout I made another shake. Still tasty. I immediately went out and bought the big container of Whey protein. I also got a discount card because dame that shit is expensive, So I give the chocolate flavor 2 thumbs up. I will try out some of the other flavors as I go on for variety but as I am a creature of habit I will probably stick with chocolate. It will be a few weeks before I will really say it is helping with my weight training. I think it is but will need to see results.

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The more I research on weight training the more I realize I need to add more protein in my diet. I have some good sources in my whole food diet but I will be trying out some supplements soon with protein powder. I guess I will be moving towards a little more primal than paleo with my whey protein but I would rather be doing it right than doing it wrong. I’m not going to be replacing meals but supplementing my meals with protein shakes in the morning before my workout and right after. Rest of my diet should relatively stay the same. Lets see how this goes