Expect the unexpected in the kingdom of madness!
This is a quote from Randy “Macho Man” Savage. For any of the old school wrestling fans out there you know who he is for many that do not know he later became known for playing his wrestling persona and quoting “Snap Into a Slim Jim:’
Are you wondering how this quote fits into to this??? Well so was I at first but after thinking a bit on it really is a factual statement in how things are now a days.
Lets start with the last part first “Kingdom of madness” I am not a small guy and at times have wondered who in their right mind would want to enter into a place that when you look around you see mostly people that are in good shape and can do a workout with ease. While here I come along out of shape with a pot belly that has definitely gotten a case of the “Dunlaps” — you know what I mean where my belly has dun-lapped over my belt.
It has to be madness to want to enter into this place and try to lose the weight that has been with me for years. You tend to be self conscious and always looking around to see if people are looking at you and if they are what are they saying when they do see you. Is it something that is encouraging or is it snickering that is going on?
I have always been basically an introvert, while at times I can be in a crowd and talk with someone a lot of the time I would rather stand there in my own little world and usually think the worst of a situation so being at the gym brings that side out of me a lot of the time.
However it is not all the time which is where the first part of the quote comes from “Expect the Unexpected”, I am slowly learning that it is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. While I am still avoid eye contact with a lot of people there are some that I will talk to like the trainers I have met as well as those involved in #RBL2017.
The Expect the Unexpected is actually a twofold thing one when it comes to dealing with people the other when it comes to the actual work outs. I am finding that I do like them and although I spend a lot of time in pain from it I find that it is a sort of good pain
Merriam Webster Defines pain as
usually localized physical suffering associated with bodily disorder (as a disease or an injury) the pain of a twisted ankle; also : a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort (as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leading to evasive action the pain of bee stings
While I have been doing the workouts recently and after seeing the gain I had last week I decided to start working on doing to workout sessions in a day usually one right after the other. Now if you really want to experience pain this is one way to do it. Leg work outs are getting better but the upper body ones have been really bothering me lately. I think it may be related to doing the lateral pull downs since the pain I have is in the upper middle part of back. Does it hurt to move at times? YES Do I feel like death warmed over when I get done? YEP At this time am I going to stop doing it? NOPE
Even in pain I am going to continue and with what I have been doing and I have take a day off of working out at times but that day will give my body time to recoup before I start the punishment again. Normally you hear the phrase No Pain No gain well in this instance I am sorting of flipping to With Pain comes Loss and the loss in this case is a weight loss.
I have also found a meal substitute that I just started using for breakfast and have started to cut way down on what I have during the day. I started to use a food diary with the My Fitness app and it is good to see what it recommends for caloric intake on a daily basis. I input the food and see what I actually put in each day. Granted there are some days that you may go over but there are more days that I have gone under. One of the benefits is that when you submit the diary at the end of the day it gives you a little update showing that if you stuck to that many calories on a daily basis for 5 weeks you could weigh a certain amount whether it is good or bad.
Well so ends another installment of Robs Journal. I will work to post more through the week but until next time….
Keep your feet on the ground and keep pushing those bars of your next workout.