Time to Change it Up

I'm slowly reverting back to my bodybuilding ways....

I've started taking creatine again. I'm also having gatorade powder in my post workout protein shake for the fast digesting sugar instead of fruit. I'm going to go through one more cycle of Wendler, and then I'm thinking about trying a more traditional upper/lower strength training plan.

I realize that I am just getting way to caught up in numbers and percentages with my training now. I just need to relax and remember that I'm doing this because I LOVE it and because it makes me feel good.

Lifting weights for me has always been fun, but lately I've started to get down on myself when I have a weak day, or if my weights aren't progressing on a certain lift, and it was never like that with my bodybuilding routine. I didn't freak out about setting PRs and all that all the time. It just makes me stress too much about my training, and that's just stupid.

Of course I want to get stronger, but if that's all it's about, for me, it takes the fun out of it. Especially when I seem to be getting weaker, which has been the case lately. I think as long as I'm pushing myself, lifting heavy, and doing what I enjoy, that's all that matters. That's how I got to where I am in the first place!

So after this next cycle of Wendler, I'll start something new and see what happens with a little less structured approach. And what I'll probably do is take a week or two every now and then to do some CrossFit WODs just for fun. Cuz that's what it's all about, right? Having fun?

I'm also going to start a training log blog, where I'll post my workouts, with exact weights and reps as well as videos from time to time. Should be fun! :)

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  1. Hey I like the new look of your blog! And don't forget that variety is the spice of life! Dont loose your joy, that would make your followers sad. :( really looking forward to your training blog.. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  2. Thanks! I just figured out how to change fonts. so that was fun! :)

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