Happy no excuses Monday! That means no sleeping in, no doing it tomorrow, no waiting till after the eclipse! Strap on your sneakers and get moving! It won't be any easier tomorrow or the next day, trust me, you'll be just as tired- I'm tired right now! So go get yours, and keep moving! #fucktheeclipse#keepmoving
The first few weeks of prep are always going to be pretty disappointing, when you have to repeat 'trust the process' over and over. I've not been targeting abs, as their engaged enough with my compound lifts and instructing classes. I'll hit them in the last few weeks. For now I'll continue to try and grow the upper half, maintain the lower half whilst pulling faces of course. 8 weeks out.
FYI, this is an extremely long post.
Man oh man, where do I begin.... the summer of 2015 was when it all began for us. We had never talked much but I remember you and a couple of other friends had convinced me to go to a gym that I now call my second home, American Fitness. At first there four of us and so we split up into groups of two. I happened to be your partner and at first, I was pretty nervous and scared. I had never been in a gym before, let alone, workout with you other than a few times in high school. (Alastair Program!) I remember that you started us off with very basic movements, lifts and just a small idea of cutting back on the fattening foods that I loved and still love very much 😂 from the very first day, you pushed me hard and you didn't let me quit... fast forward a few months and I finally get the courage to post some results of what we had accomplished together. I was absolutely ecstatic! From then on, we had formed a friendship and brother hood that I would have never imagined possible.... you believed in me when no one else did. You never gave up on me. You invested so much time into helping me become better every damn day in and out of the gym. When I was weak, tired, and ready to give up, you were the one there to pick me back up and make me keep going. It's crazy how fast two years can go by. You've made such a big impact on my life and I hope and pray that you continue to do that for many others. You're one hell of a guy, and anyone close to you knows that you're probably one of the best friends anyone could have. I'm never good at goodbyes and it was hard saying bye to you... I could go on and on about how much of a great friend you are to me but you already know this of course. Thank you for every memory... all of the blood, sweat, laughter, tears, and endless nights of us talking about whatever crossed our minds, will forever be held close to my heart. I'm gonna miss you bud.... I know you're only a few hours away but, it's hitting me now that I won't have my brother right down the road from me anymore. Good luck and I know you'll do great things in this world. If you ever need anything, you know I'm here...