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.
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!
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.
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
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!