You are probably wondering what I have been up to or what my plans/goals are going to be for the year.
Quite simply, as of this morning I am down 19lbs from the 1st of the year.
I have been doing P90X and very minimal running/cycling. I needed to get some meat on my bones again, I am tired of feeling "skinny", I wanted to feel "normal".
For me, normal is probably very different from most people, growing up in construction I have always had a good amount of muscle mass. Endurance sports pretty much strip your body clean of muscle mass and leaves you w/ those long lean muscles.
My thoughts thus far were, January was a cut month. February is a bulk month (back off on calorie cutting). March will be a cut month to get my weight to 190lbs (my goal weight).
What I have noticed is that I have been getting huge gains on the lifting front. I am repping pullups and chinups without using a chair to get up and have increased all of my weights several times. I see great definition trying to peak through.
The reason I backed off of the diet a bit is because I wanted to have more weight on my body for a lot of the lifting exercises (which use your body weight majority of the time) and for running.
It's no question that if someone trains to run weighing about 20lbs heavier than they race at... they will be a MUCH stronger runner on race day. I am a unique person, while it's fun to throw my weight loss and gain numbers out there, I can gain/drop weight very easy. I know my body very well and I make all of the proper adjustments to drop weight as efficiently as possible (none of which are detrimental to my health, I never reduce my water intake which is over a gallon a day).
So February has been my month to maximize my workouts w/ my current body weight. It's a kickstart program so to speak. I have run a 10 miler and a 4 miler the next day and had no issues w/ heart rate or leg tiredness. This surprised me since I have only run a handful of times with all but one workout at 3 miles or less haha.
So far I think this is working for me. When I hit the 200lb mark, probably this weekend, I will do my first time trial for the 5min mile. At that point the training plan is put into effect.
Probably won't be updating much since it's all the same old boring crap... I will list my mile attempts and my thoughts on where I am at. Other than that, the blog is going to be boring lately, not much else going on.
Thanks for reading!