I don't know where the quote came from, maybe its one of my own, but I chose it as the title of my journal becuase I think it describes my personality and so many of the members on this site.
I also chose this quote because it applies to anything. Just don't quit. Success isn't rocket science, its a mind set. No one is born a success, success comes from not quitting.
You can take a break, slow down, whatever, just don't quit. Whatever your dream, who cares what anyone else says, do what makes you happy and don't quit.
So...I have been debating on starting a new journal on here for some time - its been close to a year since I had my last journal and then sort of disappeared in to the abyss. Not really, just some personal struggles (that I won't mention here, but will probably come out along the way) that needed to be cleared from my path before I could compete. I am back though, on target for my first show Sept 18, 2010.
I had a desire to compete in 2009, but unfortunately it was slowly derailed. Not this time though, no way! I am getting to old to wait much longer...
Yes, Sept 18th is over 20 weeks away, but my reason is that I really need to bring up my shoulders and back before I do anything at all. So until the end of June, I am strictly focused on gain, gain, gain. I just came off of a strength program where I had some great PR's. I will share them just so you don't think I wussed out while I was gone...
Deadlift 205x6; not sure what my 1RM is but the 205 was done as the last set. I am curious as to what my true 1RM is on this
DB Seated Shoulder Press 3 sets of 8 with 45's in each hand. I made some of the boys feel silly so they went and got heavier weights (hahaha, that's the best feeling)
Its interesting because my incline db press is with the same weight, so techinally I am not working my chest enough...and I don't really, its very well developed..hahaha, I mean the muscles.
I have finally been able to knock out three neutral grip pullups,(yes from a dead hang) but the wide grip still eludes me. My trainer said if I lost 10 lbs I could probably do it. Yes, he actually said that. He is not a jerk, I expect him to push me and say things I don't want to hear. lol.
I am still struggling with sleep issues/insomnia from Fibromyalgia. That disease is a battle on its own, but it won't stop me. I won't give it much topic talk here either unless something comes up that warrants the discussion or I can help someone else
So, my goals are this:
1: pack on as much muscle in my shoulders and lats in the next few months as possible. I train them twice per week, with two full days of rest in between
2: Refine my legs, work on developing my hams/glutes - quads are ok per posing coach so I am not building them a ton.
3: Build some endurance but not much. I am at 14% bf now and don't want to be doing too much cardio this far out. (I hate cardio anyway so this isn't killing me)
4: Perfect my posing and twalk routine. I pose with one shoulder higher than the other - looks so stupid!!!! GRRRRRRR.....
Supps: Whey and Casien protein (that's a given), ZMA, L-carnetine, Scivation Extend in Watermelon (it rocks, tastes like a jolly rancher), just stopped taking creatine. Might jump back on again, undecided. EFA's, either from fish, nuts or evoo - I don't like fishoil horse pills
Updated pics forthcoming...