Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Own Masterpiece...

Well, I might as well explain what I've been up to this past summer in terms of fitness...I began with a couple goals, 3 months, and a drive. My goals were to gain 10 lbs. of lean muscle mass and to be able to run 20 miles per week without hindering my weight gain. 3 months was how long I had to do it in. My drive was and is my desire to become the best I can be physically, to push my body to its absolute limit and achieve a greater output of the human body, my body.

In the beginning of the summer I could probably run 3-4 miles a couple of times a week, which compared to most people isn't too bad, but to my standards I was out of shape when it came to cardiovascular endurance. I was around 150 lbs. fluctuating 2-3 lbs. lower or higher. 5' 10", and all I have really done the past 2 years I've been in college was weight lift. It was time to push myself past my plateau, and I was determined.

I created a 7 day workout routine, in which I would lift 4 days in the week and run 3 days in the week. Only one of the running days was shorter than the others, to give my body rest. I thought it was difficult enough, but the first month I did not see much change, I decided to force myself to completely give it my all in the gym, every ounce of energy I had in every lift. I pushed myself on every run and even began running with my roommate (a long distance runner for my university and clocks around 90 miles a week).

Needless to say, It is now the end of summer and I am 160 lbs, fluctuating 2-3 lbs higher or lower, 9.85% body fat, still 5' 10", and I just finished a 7 mile run and finished 20 miles this week.

I am in college studying to be a physical therapist and personal trainer...

"I am my canvas, I am my clay, I am my own masterpiece..."