Week 16 Bulking….
Been a chaotic week for us. Stepped up the intensity of my training Monday and Tuesday. We walked the city on Tuesday as well Got to the gym Wednesday morning to find out that the Gold’s gym here is re-branding themselves as Vasa Fitness, so got a late start on my training, because I had to re-fill out paperwork. Then about 1/4 of the way into my bicep training, Josh calls and lets me know his car won’t start. I had to rush home so he wouldn’t be late for work. We stressed hard Wednesday night. I called over 8 places to get quotes on repairs for his car. All were between $600-$1000+ for parts, labor, and towing. Not something anyone wants to deal with right before Christmas. We just moved 3 weeks ago, so money is already tight. We sat down together and prayed. We knew things would work out one way or another. Josh received a text message from a co-worker referring him to a mobile mechanic. We called and the guy said he would be more than willing to do the repair for between $200-$300. WHAT A BLESSING!!!! He came Thursday morning, car was fixed. Costed just over $200!!! Christmas has been saved! Oh how we were so worried that we wouldn’t be able to give Zoe the things she has asked for. GOD IS GREAT!!!!
I weighed in on Thursday and was at 147.8lbs A full 2lbs up from last week. I didn’t freak out, because I know with lack of sleep and stress, my cortisol levels were up. This is why I hate the scale. Many freak out when that number changes just a bit. There are SO many factors as to why your weight will fluctuate. I always stress to take photos and measurements, then look at everything as a whole
Yesterday morning I weighed in early and the result was exactly what I thought. I headed into the gym. I had to make up for missing Wednesday, Thursday, and still had Friday’s training to do. I did a full leg training, then hit Bi’s, Tri’s, Delts, and Chest. It was intense to say the least! I am glad I pushed myself though. This offseason is detrimental. I need to beat the old me Zoe has jumped on the posing picture bandwagon ha ha ha. She sits with me and does her lesson time worksheets while I blog. She always insists that her photos be posted along with mine, so……
This week’s numbers are exactly what I had expected them to be. Over the past few weeks I feel as if my body has adjusted and my once bulking calories are now my maintenance. My numbers have stabilized. I am fine with this, because even in maintenance , I can gain some muscle. It is a slower process, but that is fine. I still have a few more months of gaining, so I want it be slower.
Weight 145.8 to 144.6
Waist 29 1/4 to 29
Stomach 32 1/2 to 32 1/2
Rump 37 to 37 3/4
Thighs L&R 20 to L&R 20 1/2
Calves L&R 14 to L&R14
Chest/Lats 40 to 39 1/2
BF/LBM 19.4/116 to 20.1/115
I am comfortable with where I stand right now. Although slow, I am making some gains. I am always a work in progress
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