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).
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.