I was waiting to get accountable before starting this log to make me accountable. So here we are.
We made it to Vegas…7 weeks ago. It has been a bit nutty and way harder this time around. Last time I came by myself and all I had to do was focus on poker. This time is a lot more complicated. Honestly the to-do list is so long and daunting I have just been ignoring it.
Some pre photos. This is the worst shape I have been in since probably the last decade. Last time I had this BF% I was 10kg heavier and had a 800kg training total.
Training Update: Meh I have technically trained 4 of 5 days this week which is a sad Vegas PR but a PR none the less. Today was super pathetic but just getting in anything is half the battle. I havent had much time to update in here, hopefully training and updating improves.
I have a few minutes as my Wife and her friend are going to Omnia to see Steve Aoki so I am waiting for her to get ready. She is stressing so much about what she is wearing I am not sure if that is part of the fun or not? Any who I am going to go play poker at Caesars to kind of be there as kind of a security blanket for them (it can be scary AF for ladies in Vegas). The poker room is 100ft from Omnia. Its a really cool atmosphere. You can hear the club music quite clearly in the poker room.
LOL My wife just said “this wine is so strong for me” during her precup. Such a Senora
3x5 at 45-135
5 at 185
5 at 225
Normal Squats 6 at 135 (back wasnt having it)
3x5 at 135
Hip Thrust Machine
Felt really good to Squat, I already feel leaner…but my back is lit up. At this point I think I have some kind of disc bulge or some shit from sitting in a poker room 8+ hours a day and then sleeping on the worlds shittiest mattress. I will be posting in the forum looking for info on that.
Also it took us an hour to get to the gym (buses/walking) so we may not be going there/ We will see how long it takes tomorrow but it just doesnt seem time efficient enough right now.
“So you put everyone on Drugs!?!”
“Yea, but they were all willing participants, enthusiastic even.”
Last night or rather at like 4am this morning my table was a ton of fun. Weed came up (obv) which in turn led to me passing out Gummi Bears to half the table and 1 other taking her own. Then a friend of 2 of the players starting rolling a blunt in the poker room. I may have told him it was ok to do that thinking it was, it was not. He was promptly requested to roll his blunt some place else.
I have switched my playing hours to play 5pm to 5amish and lets just say the games are more interesting.
I also lost to a Straight Flush and then made a Royal Flush the very next hand which is insane variance. Funnily I lost just the $3 blind to the straight flush because the player didnt know he had it.
Yea so last week got away from me a smidge. I ended up working 55ish hours in 5 days which wouldnt have been an issue but I was working until 5-7am which absolutely killed my sleep and gym time. Then I took Saturday off to have some Wifey time.
Tuesday: Legs nothing special
Wednesday: Immigration Lawyer, no surprises but we got a time table (9 months before she could leave the country again) and cost (fuck off). We also dont have a time limit which is awesome.
Thursday: Upper Body
Friday: BICEPS BABY!!!
My wife has discovered Hall Mark channel (not great) and Dollar stores (awesome).
Weekends hit Hard AF here and are really hard to miss but we are back on the wagon.
Hit Bicepss Tuesday
Upper Body today.
TRT has again gotten more consistent.
And i am not sure why every one says this apartment complex is dangerous. The cops are here every day. Just this morning in fact they came after my wife and I were awoken to gun fire. Allegedly there was some kind of fight that escalated (obviously LOL) to gun fire.
Yea, think I trained 3.5 times since then. My schedule has been chaotic and PF is demotivation 101. Vegas is also maddeningly eventful. It should get better next week. Until then let me tell you about last night…this morning? I dont even know what fkn day this counts as or is.
Nothing Good Ever Happens After 2am (or 1am):
1am I arrive after a 4 hour nap for a marathon work day Starting at Caesars
105am I get on the table because a drunk wouldnt keep his mask on and was kicked out
107am 2 other players on the same table come to near fisticuffs and are escorted out
4ish am there is a woman crying / yelling into her phone in the mens bathroom. She declined help and I declined telling her which bathroom because i didnt know how she identified
428am I sit into a $1000 game at Bellagio with Jaman Burton the Best poker vlogger out right now.
real time update wifey just ate a quarter of a Gummi Bear and complained about the taste LOL “we dont eat them for the taste”
440am I get it all in Preflop for $1000 vs 87s where villain thought I was scared money. Luckily we run it twice as he won the first run out. Other than that this game is trash (all regs) and I play a little $300 max poker before heading to Aria
-I meet June Plays Poker and in perfect luck I am wearing my “Sounds Gay, I’m In” Shirt.
559am I sit in a $1000 Aria game with a super drunk (and fairly attractive 40ish year old) whale. Apparently her and her friends flew in from New York today and after what ever ballroom function they came from dropped what looks like 30k on the table. She was Venmoing money to a player at the table to reload because ATMs have limits. This is what dreams are made of. Dont feel bad for her. Her shoes absolutely cost more than my net worth.
A player brings the wrong chips to the $1000 game and the table mildly rudely lets him know and this goes from 0 to 100 in rapid and hilarious fashion. The dude got off the phone to yell at a player for interrupting his phone call. Its mentioned he isnt on a land line and he could easily take the call 3 steps away. He also mentioned he was having the time of his life at the top of his lungs. He was the angry New York stereotype to a tee. I didnt know they really existed.
830am play a bit at a pretty boring $300 game at Caesars
930am meet wifey for breakfast at Ellis Island (local favorite)
1110am play in the worst game of the day at Ballys for some weekly hours ($300 game)
I have mentioned this before (several times LOL) but calories are dumb. Even eating more calories in the form burger patties vs protein bars I notice how much better my composition is.
Again, I am not saying calories are not exactly what they have been defined as, but maybe just maybe the body doesnt literally light food on fire in its process of food and thermodynamics doesnt translate exactly to biological function? IDK just a fucking thought.
I walk probably 1-2 hours a day (to bus stops and in between poker rooms etc) and my physique will just be soggy. I lift weights (or what ever bare minimum resistance is available at Planet Fitness) and my body tightens up so quick. I become hungry again as well. Not saying cardio doesnt help but its pretty worthless with out weight training.