Strong Lifts 5x5

Started April 28 on Stronglifts 5x5. Old school strength training that gets results.

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 Week 1

So the first week of the New Year is in the books. Off day today after a pretty good week getting back into the swing of things at the gym. Got all my workouts in and it felt great. Somewhat amazed at feeling the muscle soreness again after only taking 2 weeks off over Christmas.

Eating wise not completely happy with my week. Missed a couple meals and dipped into things I shouldn't have a couple times. Need to find that motivation to get back to eating clean and detox the sugar.

Overall I give the week a solid 9/10 on workouts and 7/10 on nutrition.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011 is here. The older I get the faster the years seem to speed by. It's been 2.5 months since I finished by BFL 12 week challenge. I am happy to say that I have been able to continue living the BFL lifestyle. I finished by challenge at 215lbs and weighed in this morning after the holiday season at 208lbs.

While I will admit I didn't hit my goals for the end of the year, I am still very happy with myself. I continued to work out 5-6 days a week though until Christmas and was able to not go crazy during the holidays. Probably the first year I didn't gain any weight over Christmas. I certainly didn't feel like I was depriving myself. I enjoyed all the Christmas goodies when I felt like them. The difference was I didn't over indulge. If I felt like a gingerbread cookie, I had one. In the past I would have had numerous cookies every day.

Christmas morning was quite a revelation for me. In years past, my family would tend to buy me chocolates, booze etc for Christmas as well, that is what I liked. This year, under the tree from my wife was new runners and some gym clothes. And man, I was so excited. New Nike Airs! WOOHOO! The clothes as well were so exciting to try on. Large shirts and a couple sweaters instead of 2XXL and they all fit great.

When I got dressed for my Christmas parties this year I felt like a kid wearing my dad's clothes. I was swimming in my dress clothes and suit jacket. I ended up wearing a new pair of jeans to the party as well as to my mother's house for Christmas dinner.

So looks like some shopping is going to be in order this year.

I took a vacation from the gym over Christmas. No workouts at all from Dec 23rd until Jan 2. My body feels much better for it. After 5+ months of 6 days a week my body was really running down a bit. I had accumulated numerous aches and pains that only some time off would treat. While physically my body enjoyed the much needed break, man I sure missed it.

It felt great to get into the gym on Sunday for an UBWO. Its funny, even with only such a short time off, my muscles sure are feeling it. Almost as much as when I first started back in July. I can only imagine what my legs are going to feel like after today's LBWO.What a glorious feeling!

So Happy New Year! Its a New Year with new goals to hit! Give it your all!