Thank you very much. It is a sincere compliment when people accuse me of being on "gear." I will take it as that (I will remind myself :)). I understand my hormone level won't be this way forever but I have even surprised myself with the changes I have been able to make naturally. Hopefully I will never have to do TRT but I have never ruled it out if I get to a point where my T levels are low. By the way, I have never had my T levels or blood work checked. I might do it in the next few weeks just to see where they are at. It would be interesting.
I added up the other day and I have cooked all of my food for the whole week 82 times since 2012 and it has been pretty much all clean foods (when I say clean the ones everyone talks about). I had a galbladder surgery after my 12 week transformation (probably too low of carbs shocked my body) and took off 6 weeks of working out but have not really taken off since then other than a active rest week here and there.
I will continue to post my progress and the way I am progressing I think I have a very good shot of getting my pro card this year but all I can control is myself. Don't know who else will be onstage and will not worry about it. I am glad to hear from people like yourself that want to hear about the journey and how to get there. It is pretty boring but it is just putting the workouts and eating the food 1 workout and 1 meal at a time. TNation had a great quote from Charles Staley this week that I think is very appropriate. Here it is:
"Consistency is the "true north" indicator of any successful athlete. All forms of learning and personal development depend on regular repetition, and resistance training is no exception. Even the world's most perfect program would utterly fail without sufficient consistency. Likewise, consistent application to a sub-par program will deliver the results in spades."