So I also hang around in the gym very often. About anytime I can. That normally adds up to 6 times a week. I mostly hit the gym right after I finish work. The workouts normally take around 1.5 hour. 90 minutes, you would normally waste watching tv, or Dumpert. At least, I know I would :).
I have been lifting for about 5 years now on and off. Periods of serious workouts and periods of doing nothing. I re-ignited my workouts after our last holiday in Wales. I was so fed up with being lazy, I decided to go for it this time, results was what I wanted.
Losing that fat
Of course I had gained quite some muscle the years before, but covered under a layer of my well-fed body… I went down from around 24% of bodyfat to a healthy 15%! I lost about 8 kgs (18 lbs) of fat and even gained about a kg of muscle (2 lbs) since I started in August until the end of the year. Working out wouldn’t get you these results without a proper diet. I’ve learned a lot in the last couple of months. A lot of dos and donts I will focus on in the upcoming blogposts about muscle & fitness.
Well, that’s where I stand right now. And it’s damn hard. Since I had lost all that fat, I don’t want to gain weight again, something psychological. I don’t want to eat that much during the day, but I have to. Right now I am starting to eat more and more and see small gains in weight. I will plan my weigh-ins every few weeks to see how “clean” my weight gain is (meaning gaining muscle, not fat) and adjust my diet accordingly.