Bulking update and bum comparison
Howdy folks! So the scale is still climbing. I'm up to 148lbs!!! And yet even with gaining 23lbs I still have some semblance of visible abs. That's crazy! I am a mutant like that I guess. :P
Obligatory picture (though it's a blurry IPhone shot)
As some of you know, I have a bit of an obsession with having well-defined glutes. "I like big butts and I cannot lie..." LOL Being married to a "butt man" has also influenced my motivation here. Well, I have made my lower body a large priority for the last couple of years and WOW... the progress I've made!! Here is a comparison picture. Note that the picture on the left was almost 2 years ago and I weighed about 140lbs. The picture on the right was a couple of weeks ago and I weighed 145lbs. Imagine that... I weigh MORE but I look better. Muscle mass folks. :)
While I'm doing this blog post, I'll add in a public service announcement. Last week I learned how important it is to STAY FOCUSED when in the gym. I was warming up with a couple of 5lb-plates, got distracted, then ended up smashing my ring finger on my right hand. It hurt so bad it brought tears to my eyes. I iced it for a bit but, of course, the show must go on so I went ahead and finished my training for the day. By the next day my finger was doubled in size with swelling, pain, tenderness, and throbbing. I decided that night to go ahead and drain it. After boring two holes through the nail with searing hot metal, drainage oozed out providing some relief. It feels much better but is still somewhat tender to touch. Here is what it looks like today:
Last but not least... a shout out to my baby girl. Today is her birthday and she is 6 years old!