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Getting Back At It

Wow, I can’t believe it has been nearly a month since my last post. I actually didn’t think too much about it until I received an email from someone who visits the blog regularly checking on me to see if I was okay. It is good to know that people are coming here and looking for posts weekly, now I just need to make sure I get them up more often.

So what I have been doing?

My last post talked about how I was leaving for Florida in a few days. I went to Panama City Beach, Florida for a week at the start of April. During my time there I did a few bodyweight and band workouts, but nothing serious at all. I also went for a run with my girlfriend Ashley and played some beach volleyball to stay somewhat active. My eating was alright and about what you can expect for a vacation. Overall it was a great time and a nice break from the awful weather we’ve been having up in Canada.

Since being back I’ve gotten back into the gym, but I haven’t really been going too hard. I’ve also been slacking with the clean/strict eating. I think I lost a bit of motivation after coming home to the crappy spring weather (rain and very cold for this time of year).

This week I told myself I needed to get back at it, and I’ve done just that to start the week. Luckily the weather has been nice the past few days which gives me a nice boost in motivation and the summer is just around the corner really.

I haven’t been recording my daily meals or supplements lately but I just set up a new way to record them and it will make things much easier. Before I had just been writing everything in a notebook and that meant I would have to write out a list of every supplement I was taking in the morning and check them off throughout the day. I’ve created a new meal plan template that is for 3 days at a time. In the chart I will have the date, a blank space to record my food throughout the day, and then at the bottom I’ve got all my daily supplements listed out that I can simply cross off when I take them. Now that things are very simple I have no excuse not to record my meals. Every 3 days I will put the full sheet into a binder and pull out a new blank sheet to record the next 3 days.

I took a screenshot of what the Word document looks like that I print out to use now. See below..

Meal Plan Sheet

As you can see it is very easy to do. You just need to create a table in Word and then write out any supplements you take at the bottom and copy and paste them.

I just ordered in a new supplement stack for the spring which gives me some added motivation. You can see what I’ll be taking for the next month or so in the picture above.

I’ve got some new workout ideas that I will be implementing as I really want to “get after it” and cut up for the summer. I will make sure to get some more posts up here to track my progress and give out fat loss, muscle building, and supplement advice. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment in the comment section below.

This isn’t related to working out, but I know some people just like to follow along with my overall “life progress” as well. I just bought a new SUV last week and have been loving it so far. It is a 2013 GMC Acadia, which you can see in the picture below. My old car was a 2008 Pontiac and although it still ran fine it was time to get something new.

2013 GMC Acadia

Alright – have a good week in the gym and the kitchen and I’ll hopefully have another post soon.