Progress & Goals
LEAN BODY MASS
My Workout Philosophy View My Full Workout Philosophy
My Nutrition Philosophy View My Full Nutrition Philosophy
One of the biggest helps in switching my body out of "softness" and into a more muscular, lean shape, has been modifying my diet to a largely paleo nutritional palette, or hunter-gather to some of you. There are always times for cheats or "just can't help it"s based on what's going on in your life, but most of what I eat is the fruits, veggies, and meats that going along with the paleo lifestyle. Since doing so, I've felt increases in energy and been able to watch my body trim its fats, which is definitely encouraging.
My Supplement Philosophy View My Full Supplement Philosophy
Protein shakes, vitamins, creatine. Boom!
The standards are minimum, so you've gotta meet them. Make sure you're taking at least something to satisfy each category below, and more if you're serious, can afford it, and have done your research!
June '12 I'm switching to some new stuff as listed below.
Protein: Universal's Real Gains pro-complex with incorporated aminos (instead of Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Whey)
Creatine: All American EFX's Kre-Alkalyn (instead of GNC's creatine monohydrate powder)
Multivitamin: Optimum Nutrition's Opti-men (instead of GNC's MegaMen Sport) plus GNC's fish oil and extra Vitamins C and D, occasionally
My Motivation Philosophy View My Full Motivation Philosophy
Internal drive fostered by friends' journeys in competitive bodybuilding
My passion for the gym, for the most part, is strong enough to keep me going every day, but I definitely feel myself push harder when I keep in mind all the people I know who make a lifestyle of lifting. A friend of mine from youth, and her boyfriend, both compete nationally - they look amazing! When I feel sluggish about a workout, I think of them, and remind myself I can push harder.