Hey Guys Ercekj here with some news.
Well some good news and some bad news. So I will start out with the good news first.
So after training for a good long time my strength has improved to where I bench one hundred and fifty pounds flat and one hundred and forty pounds at an incline.
As far as cardio is concerned I have also increased my cardio from running at six miles an hour to six and a half and I got to say it felt better pushing myself further this week.
I also enlisted the aid of some new supplements to help with my goals, thus leading into the bad news.
The Bad News first is that I gained another three pounds in the last week alone leaving me at 186 lbs.
I attribute and or blame this on my inexperience in dieting. The fear of this all turning into another big, fat, failure and not getting to bed at a reasonable time has definitely been messing with me as well.
Oh! And I had just learned that apparently my family has a history of type II Diabetes.
For those that are new Diabetes is a disease where the body of the person who has it has an inability to produce or respond to insulin resulting in the body having at best an awkward metabolism when it comes to processing carbohydrates.
In my case though I have not been clinically diagnosed with having Type II the chances of me getting it are still pretty fair. I mean because I live an active lifestyle but even so if I am not careful I could still get it.
Learning this I also stopped taking a supplement that maximized my insulin production to help build muscle and loose fat. Reason being that it messes with my pancreas and I did not want to risk ruining my pancreas.
What’s the Takeaway?
Well, one thing is for sure I am staying accountable for my actions. I could have easily photo-shopped some guy’s abs onto me and said I was doing fine but I am not one to lie about things like trying to shape my body.
Also that would take forever for me to do and it would more than likely be a terrible photo.
Through this all I am encountering some difficulty and when stuff like this happens we got to ask ourselves not what we had done but have not done.
For me I realize I could be training much harder so now I will. I also learned that even though one supplement was aiding me in the short run it could have messed me up later on in life.
If there is one thing I would hope that any of you who read my blogs, look at my photography or watch my videos it is that the little problems happen now so that the bigger ones do not happen later.
Anyways that is what I recommend to anyone else that is struggling whether it is loosing weight, getting a job, or whatever the struggle may be. Be grateful for the small problems keep on fighting, and I will be posting again next week!
Disclaimer: Photos were taken on my phone or handheld camera ergo the quality and the cut-off watermark.