Gym Chronicles #1

Finally I am serious about this. After so much procrastination it has come to a point where physically I don’t feel good enough and I want to change that. I always wanted to but I never proceeded. All of that ‘want’ just ended up in learning about fitness from youtube and other source and at home workouts. I wanna get in shape and see some of that GAINS. And for that it is time. It is a decent time too. Last semester in college and getting out to start a job, seems like a good time to start a managed schedule (even though any time is the right time).

Being a college kid, I neglected something that I didn't think about that much but it turned out be the solutions to so many of my problems. The thing that I neglected was nutrition. Hell, somedays I skipped meals and somedays the only meal that I ate was dinner. Not only was I eating less than my suggested caloric intake but I was eating unhealthy stuff too. Stacking large amounts of sodium and fat. The reasons for that are pointless now. The only thing I will say is that when you are in college sometimes you skip your focus on the simplest things in life. I realized it mid-way and from that point of realization I have made a significant effort to eat healthy and track whatever I eat. Food is really important and if you give that fuel to your body it will use that for them GAINS.

What am I doing now? Well I started “regular” gym sessions. 3–4 times a week. Mostly I would go to the gym in the mornings just because it is a bit empty and I don’t have to wait for my time to use the gym equipment. But really what am I doing? As I go to the gym in the morning my pre-workout is just a nice healthy breakfast. Not something that would make me full or puke at the gym. Along with the breakfast somedays Ill just have some Powerade zero for a refreshing start (I like Powerade). And thats it. Give it some time to digest and then I hit the gym. My post-workout is as simple as my pre-workout. I grab 2 scoops of Whey Protein and on the side eat a banana. I am currently using Cellucor Whey Protein (Cookies N’ Cream) and I think it is pretty good. For once I thought whey protein tastes so bad but this cookies n’ cream, man its good. I have a banana (or something with a little sweetness (sugar)) after my workout because at that time my body is craving some sugar and those sorts of simple carbs will help in those GAINS.

I bought some Creatine Monohydrate too but I am not using that yet. That will come down the line (after 5–6 months).

Some tools that I am using:
- My Fitness Pal App
- Kitchen Weighing Scale
- Regular Weighing scale
- Simple Measuring Tape

It is very important to track myself. It will be very important to see my progress and to examine things as to what I am doing right and what I am doing wrong. Everyone has a different body structure and everyone’s body reacts differently to different things. These tools helps me see what works for me and also visualize my progress.

The first week I am focussing on an all body workout. I always include some form of cardio in my workout. Also this week started off with some upper-body workout. I did dumbbell biceps curls, some machine workout for chest, upper back and shoulders. I will include some lower body exercises at the end of the week. I plan to keep this a regular posting (“Gym Chronicles”) to my blog. Also I’ll add my stats in the mix in the next iteration.

Cheers!

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