One about fitness improvement

Ok, time for a fitness related post, you know I’ve tried to live the fit life, even joined a vegan bodybuilding and fitness group on Facebook, man so many stupid things I have to read..LOL but there’s also cool advice 🙂

I mean, most are people who know what they are talking about, but some are too focused on the holy grail of health..don’t get me wrong, I like to be in good health and shit, but I stop listening if you are anti soy, anti gluten, anti anything packaged, anti anything that doesn’t glow with the magical aura of vegan angels harvesting it, ok?

So anyway, I started doing something, I think it’s been a month exactly, I wish someone had suggested this to me AGES before..but well, all in due time ne?

LOGGING the motherfucking workouts, logging in the weight used, the reps and the sets, along with the order of the exercises.

It is a real game changer!! I can now SEE in paper, with numbers, that I doubled my bench press in 4 weeks! I can see I lowered my squat weight but I also improved my ROM, it’s so rewarding to see this, I use the good and old pen and paper, also a cute app FitNotes, it’s super simple, just how I wanted it.  Now I can actually see if I am getting stronger, which I am! This encourages me and takes out the randomness.

On the second part of my improvement, I decided to stay on my maintenance calories, which should be 2000, on the gym days, on the days off, I’ll drop a measly 100 calories, also I added 10 minutes to the cardio, the total is 22, nothing crazy.

The thing is, when I eat more carbs, I weigh more, cos water duh, but otherwise I still weight the same, but I can see something is changing, dat leg looks much better now..so we’ll see, haven’t had my evaluation yet, I sort of want to give it time.

I stopped trying to eat like, 2,200 cals on gym days, it’s TOO much for me, it’s uncomfortable, I totally dreaded it, so why to do it? You gotta try different things yes, but also work with what feels good, not easy, good, like I try and plan my day of eating ahead, if there is room left,then I sneak in a cookie or two.

I am not SUPER strict, I do weigh my food, yes, but I’ll also have a beer or 2 on the weekend, I am done with being miserable, so, will live the fit life but also keep having fun. Those candies one time a year will remain!

I also ditched the “cheat meals” completely, I love IIFYM (If it fits your macros) cos you have more flexibility. I just don’t eat out too often cos it’s harder to track the intake, but last week I went out to have a teriyaki burger ( vegan of course,do I have to mention that, at this point?) and I enjoyed every bite.

Ah right, I started doing these daily:  Leslie Sansone walking at home, it’s like, videos on YouTube, you walk lol, it sounds silly, but make no mistake! It’s really good and keeps the body moving!! Plus the lady is super nice.

Ok that’s it.

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Dat me at the end of gym

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