For the past 2 years of my life, I had been a hardcore pot-head. Smoked before school, after school, before work, after work, sometimes before I worked-out and before I went to sleep. (Much to my suprise, if I had smoked before a training session, I found myself in a more concentrated state of mind.) I probably spent around 60 dollars a week on pot (I know that some people spend a shit load more, but I smoked it all to myself). Yes, I was a greedy bastard.
Recently, within the past year, I’ve made an honest effort to cut it down as my income can only support this habit to such an extent, and I have. However, I can’t quit. It’s not a psychological addiction, I don’t crave it, but every night after a workout, I’ll smoke a bowl or two as I find it an excellent sleep-aid. I really don’t do it anymore to feel high, I find it extremely useful to put myself to sleep. And whenever I run out, I find myself calling anyone who can sling me some pot; any day that I don’t have any, I find myself struggling to go to sleep.
I’m really trying to pack on some muscle and even with this habit I packed on 20 lbs. the first year I started working out, and have put on 4 lbs. within the past 5 months. Does anyone know if this could possibly be impairing my muscle growth? I wouldn’t think that it would considering I only do it at night time as a sleep-aid but it has always been a wonder on my mind. Even though in my opinion I have made tremendous progress, I want to make sure that I am gaining the most that my body will allow. If anyone can give me some insight on this topic it would be greatly appreciated.