Bill Pay Sundays: Every Sunday, TPOL peddles for money by promoting products that I use and recommend to my readers. In exchange, I get paid a referral fee. As part of the Training for the Tropics series, I’m pushing the following:
- MuscleEgg: the best protein to get in shape
- TRX Ropes: the best way to workout on the road.
- Lil Guys Health and Fitness Program. Fill out the online questionnaire in its entirety. (In the ‘Were you referred by someone?’ entry, tell them TPOL sent you. In the ‘how did you hear about us’ entry, put in my trainer’s name, Eddie Larios.)
Week 3 was better than week two but I’m not even close to getting into a groove. I should specify that my goal is to gain size not get cut. It’s easy to get into shape by following TPOL’s Tahiti Diet, it’s another thing to get big bro.
The worst part about this exercise plan is having to measure everything I eat. Sometimes I’m tired, sometimes I start cooking before I remember to measure, and sometimes I just don’t care. Tracking the calories half the time is pointless because at the end of the week, I have incomplete data.
I have the same problem at the gym where I skip exercises I don’t feel like doing and count my reps here and there.
The good news, if there is any, is that I am not that weak. I did 4 sets of 205, 2 reps each and some deadlifts at 225. I record these blooper videos and send them to my trainer for feedback. I’m sure my back was curved on the deadlifts.
Keeping track of the diet and the workouts is very tedious. The reason I am not quitting is because the program (and this blog series) keeps me accountable. I could go back to chicken and broccoli and look good for my trip but that is not the goal that I set for myself.