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Picture update: the bulk continues...

So I've been on my new training program now since just after Thanksgiving and it has been going spendidly!!! I have been hitting new PR's with every. single. workout! I may have trained more (more sets/reps/exercises) and with longer sessions in the past but I have never trained with this much intensity before. As some of you are aware, intense training like this is very taxing on both the body and central nervous system. I started "feeling it" late last week so I'm now deloading for several days to fully recouperate. So far I've just done a little cardio. I could go back in the gym and do a "light" workout (50% of my max) but I don't know if I can trust myself to do that. I'm too hard core. I'll get in the weight room and unleash the beast whether I want to or not! LOL However for those of you who have been hitting the iron... please be aware that recovery is just as important as training. Those muscle fibers are torn down in the weight room but built back up during your "rest time." If you aren't recovering properly you will not make progress and reach your goals! 

Oh yeah... I promised pictures. :D

150lbs (I think) and 6+months into official bulk #2




Happy Lifting!!! 

For those who are interested...

I have started a journal on to log my training and progress. Here is the link:

I will post my workouts there and when I start cutting I plan to log my nutrition details. :) 

 Btw... here is an example of doing it wrong... :P


^^I love how he does a curtsy between reps...  LOL


Happy New Year!!! (A two-year comparison)

What would a new-year's day be without a couple of comparison shots!!?! :D Today I'm reflecting on the progress I've made over the last 2 years and setting goals for 2013. 

If you follow my blog regularly you know that I'm currently UP 10lbs MORE than when I started with MFP two years ago. Here is the difference...



Wow. I didn't realize the difference myself until I saw these images side-by-side. I'm thrilled with my progress and I'm gearing up for the "cut" that is soon to come. My goal this year... hit the stage again in July looking better than I did last year. If I do that I'll be thrilled. 

If you are just getting started on your journey to "fitness" (whatever your goals may be) I encourage you to stay the course and remember to be patient. Getting where you want to be takes time. Happy New Year and happy lifting everyone!!! 

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