Wow guys, the time in this transformation has been flying!

In this post I’m going  to be sharing with you all the blood, sweat and tears that I put into the second half of the first month of  my transformation.

If you’re wanting to see what I’ve been eating and how I have been training, check out my Week 1 and Week 2 posts.  In this post I’ll be sharing lots of the challenges and difficulties that I have had.

Sweating with the missues!

 

Faith

so for this first month I’ve actually been gaining weight! There’s so much I could say about this, as it could seem frustrating. However, there’s a strong chance that I have been gaining muscle, and also it can be very challenging for your body to get rid of weight if it is used to being a certain size. I have to admit, it has been frustrating to not see any changes in the mirror or on the scale. But that is where I have had to have faith. I have a picture in my mind of what I want to look like,  I trust my trainer and the training and diet he has put me on; and for now I will continue to do he work underground, until I break up into the light!

 

Intensity

Goin  to the gym 5 times a week and doing cardio is simply not enough. Showing up and training at a decent intensity is not good enough. What I have had to do at each and every session, is to push myself past my limits. I needed to sweat, to do more reps than I think I can, to keep going when it hurted and leave the gym barely walking.

Dedication

It’s funny, it’s the little things that have been so challenging. Going to the gym, eating a very strict diet and walking first thing in the morning have pretty much become habit by now. Here’s what has been very difficult:

cooking extra broccoli when you are 10g short

going to the supermarket late at night o buy vitamins

downing 2l litres of water at 9pm to make sure I’ve had enough water in the day

making sure I never leave it more than 3 hours to eat a meal

Preparation is crucial!

So at the end of Month 1 of my Bodybuilding I’m feeling focused, determined and ready for Month 2!

20 workouts done so far, 20 walking sessions and 194 healthy meals eaten.

Progress- I’m definitely feeling stronger, and more powerful. So far no visible fat loss but I’m remaining optimistic!

The next post will be how I got in in the first 2 weeks of Month 2: expect surprises!

Stay strong!

Michael