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Road to Provincials: Day 23/231

By Dave Leek | In Gym, Self Image, Weight Training | on November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014

Road to Provincials: Day 23/231

Weight: 216.2

I don’t know about you but that weekend absolutely flew by. I hit a couple good workouts but ate like hell and I’m feeling the aftermath today. It’s funny how I was never one to get hungover from drinking but give me a pizza and some ice cream and I’ll show you a wicked food hangover the next day. Heartburn, lethargy and gas cramps – now that’s a party. Needless to say, today wasn’t an overly productive day.

I’m sitting here typing this up in between grueling sets of seated calf raises as I wrap up my second leg workout of the day. My head wasn’t in the game earlier when I hit legs so I ended up finishing the workout early and heading home but it was eating me at up that I talked all this shit about living the lifestyle and then here I was missing out on half of the first workout of the week – fuck that. So I kissed my better half good night and brought my ass back in to the gym to finish my shift.

Time to turn these calves to cows.

Time to turn these calves to cows.

I’m going to be a tired bastard tomorrow morning but I don’t really care. I realize that sleep is important but right now, alone time with the iron to finish what I started today is more important. Especially since it’s leg day. I’ve got a busy life going on right now and I’m on the verge of some seriously big changes, which is why I need to stay grounded and on track with my personal goals. The gym is my best friend at the moment. I don’t have a lot of ‘boys nights’ to blow off some steam like a lot of people I know so for now, these barbells and dumbbells will be my ‘boys’. If you ask me, I prefer this man cave over a carpeted basement full of flat screens and sports memorabilia anyway.

Late night leg workout in my man cave.

Late night leg workout in my man cave.

On a nutritional note – my diet is killing me. This has easily been the most difficult portion of my pursuit of health and fitness since I began training. For some reason I can’t quite get a grip on this at the moment and it’s very frustrating for me, especially since it’s my job to motivate others to improve in this department. I feel like a dentist who just can’t seem to grasp the importance of brushing their teeth. It’s ridiculous. I need to find a motivator because at the moment appearance and health benefits alone aren’t cutting it. The crazy thing is that once I get some momentum going, I’m unstoppable. Give me a week of clean eating and then you’d be hard-pressed to get me to slip up with even a bite of sweets or fast food because I don’t want to ‘blow my streak’. Until I get that roll going though I suck.

I have to kick the cravings and for that to happen I just have to avoid the foods my mind is crying out for. The good news is that these cravings tend to be strongest at night… right around the time that I should be sleeping. So if I can start getting up earlier and going to bed earlier as well, that should be half the battle. All I need is seven days under my belt and then I’m on a roll and I’ll be good. The question is – how do I do this? Do I have to take the week off work and lock myself in my bedroom with nothing but chicken breast and steamed veggies? I have to figure something out or I’m doomed to walk around on these wimpy getaway sticks forever!

I command you to GROW!

I command you to GROW!

Well, workout #2 is done and mt legs are toast. I finished what I came to do and they’re quivering nicely right now. I think it’s time to go home, catch a little personal time and then crash. Catch you tomorrow,

DL

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