The Neverending Story/My Salt Lake Tribune Update
Sorry for interruption in service, I’ve had a down and up few weeks.
Like I said before, I get butterflies in my stomach right before I weigh myself. Three weeks ago, I had lost a pound on the previous week.
The week before last, we had an active recovery week, meaning I had to skip the gym but still eat for Ireland. I managed to keep up my appetite, but I still lost 2lbs that week.
So a week ago, I was down to 15lbs net gain, after having hit a high of 18lbs weeks earlier.
This week I was back in the saddle again, and today I found out I put those 3lbs back to bring me to 153lbs. So what made the difference? For one, I’ve had much better sleeps and some trippy dreams this past week. In one, I was related to Prince Harry, believe it or not. He’s appeared a lot in the news lately, and my job is to keep up with same.
I digress. Another reason, I believe, is that for the first time in around 5 years I’m doing Back Squats again. We had them earlier in the program, but my pointman here, John Connor of the Irish Strength Institute, wouldn’t let me do them because I wasn’t flexible enough.
But he watched me do them last week and gave me the all-clear. They’re the surest way to develop ways, which is the body part I want to “bring up” most cos I have chicken legs.
And I ended up putting 0.25 inches on my thighs, week on week. Not a lot, of course, but still progress.
This week also saw my latest update for my former colleagues at The Salt Lake Tribune. .
In it I explain that Scrawny to Brawny has taught me that body transformations only work if you accept that you’re on this path for life. It’s a neverending commitment.