Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The 'Pump'...

The most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the 'pump'...-Arnold Schwarzenegger

and I won't quote the rest (awkward).

I can't even begin to express this newfound feeling I have for the gym.
I set a goal, years ago, to someday be a fitness competitor.  I signed up and in less than a year, I will be.
Right now I'm in the BULKING stage.  I'm trying to gain muscle after years of running and not fueling myself properly.
I was always sitting at 110lbs and anything over made me feel "fat."  I know now how dumb that sounds.  So, in the meantime, I've gained about 7 lbs and I'm thickening up in areas of badonka donk. Haha!

All of this meal plans, not so much cardio, and a "lift heavy" plan is new to me.  I've had to retrain my brain on fuel and wean myself away from all the cardio.
I can say I've enjoyed every bit of it.

I freaking love squats, deadlifts, and leg press.  I always wanted to do them but feared the main gym where all the "meatheads" are, haha.  I changed gyms, got a trainer/coach, and got bold.  It was that first step that was the hardest.  Everyday since then, I go in like I own the place and lay it down.

The PUMP, as Arnold calls it, is life altering!
Glutes taking their appropriate place.
I'm not sure what God will fully call me to do but I'm enjoying the journey! I love that I can be more than a runner.  I feel strong and determined.  I'm not looking back and if I do, it's to wait for others who want to come along with me.

Delts, tris, and bis...oh my!

Squats are up to 90lbs and I'm working on getting lower.

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