Triumphs and Failures

So I’ve decided that instead of spamming an update on the gym for every day, I’m going to consolidate the week’s lifts into a single post at the end of the week.  Regardless, today did have some noteworthy moments, both good and bad.

For starters, I spent an hour this morning wandering around trying to find the gym I was planning to go to.  I was all but ready to go home when I finally found it.  It was a nice little gym but I think that tomorrow I am going to try a different one that is closer to home.  I’ll see which one I like better and try to stick with it, but we’re early on in the process, so now is a good time to try new things.

Speaking of new things, the diet went well today, but I am going to have to make some changes.  Not that anything was particularly bad, but there is no way that I can see myself sustaining this diet at this rate.  For one, I think that I’m going to cut down on some of the fat.  I know that this is supposed to be a bulking diet, but I feel like my body can’t take that much fat intake.  I think I’m going to cut the number of avocados down from two a day to one a day and see how that goes.  I’m also going to change the cauliflower over to broccoli.  Not that I have anything against cauliflower, I just like broccoli better, though I may bring it back for some variety at some point.

Additionally, I’ve determined that my scale is in fact broken.  After weigh in this morning, I had lost nearly 3 pounds from yesterday, so either I am dying or the scale is off.  I’ll try the scale at the gym tomorrow and see if I can get a more accurate measurement.

That’s is for now, but I’m sure that by the end of the week I’ll have some more tweaks and changes that I need to make to the plan.  At the end of the day, if my body isn’t happy with something there’s no way that I can continue it, and right now my body isn’t 100% on the new plan, I’ve just got to work with in until we find something that is beneficial and sustainable.


I Drank Water

Today, I made a decision that I don’t really take lightly.  Today, I decided to drink water.

Now, if you know me you might be saying that this really isn’t a huge decision seeing that most of the time the only thing that I drink is water.  In fact, I would say that I drank almost exclusively water until I was about 18 when I moved off to college.  While I was there, I continued to drink almost exclusively water, with one exception:  when I was home.

See, while I was away, my parents liked to buy bottles of juice and what have you to drink.  When I was home on holidays and the like, I would usually drink the juice because it was a lot more convenient than the water.  The problem is, though, that each glass of juice contains about 32g of sugar, which is a ridiculous amount for a drink.  I think that most if not all of the weight gain that I’ve seen over the past four years have been due to trips I’ve made home, and it’s all due to the decisions that I’ve made in my diet.

Over the past couple of days I’ve really noticed how bad the juice is, though, and I’ve tried to avoid drinking it by drinking milk or other options, but today I decided enough was enough.  Today I put down the juice and decided to drink water.