Kris Gethin’s DTP – Day 22

It was that kind of day with chest & back. Today was that kind of day where I felt like I was testing my own limits.

It didn’t help that I set the alarm for 3:30AM to find myself slapping that snooze button as soon as it sounds. Sometimes I’m just lying in the dark freezing wondering if I even want to move. Yet what is it that successful people do? I’m starting to find that successful people do things that unsuccessful people don’t want to do. So that means if I’m unsuccessful and I don’t want to wake up, then I should wake up right? Guess what!? Yes, you guessed it! I went to sleep.

I then slept for a couple of more hours until I woke up around 5:30AM. Should I just workout out at night? Pondering that question would probably drain me more of my energy, so I decided to get up. If there’s one thing that I love first thing in the morning before I head to the gym is taking my preworkout. It gives me some crazy amount of energy to jolt my mind right away. If I don’t work out then I’m just going to be scratching my face off until I lift. Who knew I would love that feeling?

Upon arriving at the gym, I should have known it would be crowded. It didn’t stop me. I remember when I first stepped into the gym. I was shy and I hated being around people. Now I realize more than every, I don’t care. I actually love it! I love seeing so many different people working out. I love seeing people do different exercises and focuses on getting their gains. It just makes me motivated! Amazing right?

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Kris Gethin’s DTP – Day 19

I think I lost my hearing. I can’t hear my alarm anymore. My body automatically wakes up at 3:30AM. It’s not 100% but I’m slowly able to program my life the way I want it to.

It’s cold… I’m always cold. I want to go back to bed, but my friend is hitting me up. I told him I would meet him at the gym at 4:30AM. I kind of don’t want to go that that gym. I like the new gym I go to. Why do I even have both memberships? I message him telling him that I’m still down to go. I sit in the char just staring at nothing but pitch black. I didn’t bother turning the lights on. It’s too much of a hassle to get up. Actually, I just don’t want anyone to know that I’m up.

Preworkout. BCAAS. These are the things I need to accompany me to the gym. I picked two empty gallons and filled one with half preworkout and the other a full gallon of BCAAS. I try to make sure I take my preworkout when I’m like 10 minutes from the gym. I hate waiting to scratch my face off so it’s easier for me to do it this way. My friend arrives. Off we go into the dungeons to fight our inner demons.

It’s an arm and ab day for this morning. Part of me feels like I know what I’m doing and the other part of me feels like I’m lacking in form. I feel a huge pump in my arms so I just be doing something right. With so many reps and so many sets within my supersets I feel like I couldn’t lift much. It came to the point where I actually had to throw my back into it just to get it up. I tried my best to do negatives slowly. Oh well.

HRT: Hell Raiser Training – Day 2

Twice a day workouts…. nothing planned. Insane? Maybe.

I like experimenting and I like using myself to see what works so that’s what happened when I decided to add a second workout program to my schedule. I was afraid that it would be crowded at the gym, but I was surprised to find that it was emptied out. Thank goodness!

It was leg day, and I know I did leg day two days ago with my other program but I was honestly excited. Unfortunately, I had no idea how to do hack squats and I ended up doing different leg varieties on the leg press machine. Oh well. I’ll make sure to ask my friend to show me how it’s done because I don’t want to risk any kind of injury what so ever.

I was afraid that I would no\t be able to get a good workout because I did not take any kind of supplements, but I managed to pull through. My legs were on fire though, yet as I type this I feel like I don’t feel anything. Maybe because I’m constantly drinking BCAAS throughout my day? Not sure.

Upon finishing my workout routine, I wanted to hit the elliptical to do some interval training. I ended up stopping after 10 minutes. I guess I was not motivated because I ended up stopping to find my AirPod case that I lost in the gym, and it messed up my whole flow. Excuses I know.

Kris Gethin’s DTP – Day 17

Winter is coming!

That’s what I though a couple of days ago. Weather has been weird that it started feeling a little more like Spring the past couple of days. I’m not complaining.

I woke up around 4:30AM and knew I had to get my workout in. It didn’t help that I figured I could add another workout routine into my days where I work out in the morning and at night. Honestly, I feel drained. I’m not sure if it’s because of the music or what, but I just want to sleep. It feels like that’s all I been doing right when get off work. Who knew that just sitting around could be so exhausting.

So for today’s chests and back I used barbells instead of using dumbbells. I’m not sure why, but it feels like I’m a lot better doing bench presses. There cam a moment where I was doing so much reps and then all of a sudden, I couldn’t lift it. I slowly put it on my chest and tried to slide it off my body. Funny. Well to me at the time it was. I don’t keep track of any macros nor do I take protein shakes. All I use for my workouts are BCAAS and my preworkouts.

I love working out.

Kris Gethin’s DTP – Day 15

Having someone to hold you accountable helps a lot especially when you need to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to workout. Except part of me wanted to like put my phone on do not disturb mode. Friends hitting me up left and right. Luckily, I was able to get up and take my energy drink before I headed to the gym.

You would think that at around 5AM the gym would be empty. I was wrong. The gym was packed. Packed with hungry wolves waiting to become an alpha through rigorous training. I met up with my fellow friends, and off we went inside. I wasn’t sure if they were going to be able to get in because they’ve all ready used their guest privileges from the day before. I was wrong yet again. They were able to get in. May this secret die with me.

We walked up the stairs as I used the Snapchat technology to document this occasion. Behold the weights and their former glory waiting for someone to take advantage of them. They looked at me weird of course when I told them I had to do leg presses for 490 reps. One by one we took turns, and then at 150 reps they deserted me leaving me by myself. Should I give up? Should I take off the weights and go lighter? No… I was in this for the long run. I killed it. I killed former self over and over until I couldn’t recognize the feeling in my legs. I was complete. I wasn’t done yet though. I wanted to kill more time so I hit elliptical to do some interval training. This feeling…. may it never leave my side.

Kris Gethin’s DTP – Day 13

Cardio, cardio, cardio… Not.

I was supposed to do cardio, but instead I’m here telling you that I did not do anything for cardio. If anything, I managed to hit 10,000 steps. For the sake of just saying I tracked my workout in my app, I decided to say I did but will incorporate it tomorrow after my workout.

That’s the thing though. Sometimes we’re just way too strict with ourselves. I feel like if we were more accepting with what goes on and focus on what we can do at that moment, things would be a lot better. I mean Thanksgiving just passed and I ate a lot. I don’t think the eating was the bad part to be honest. It was honestly the soda that I had. Yes, that’s right. I had “4” cans of soda and I’m not proud of myself. Which brings me to the question on what am I really trying to accomplish?

I honestly don’t like working for someone and I honestly don’t like being told what to do. I do happen to like helping people and I do happen to like listening to people talk about their problems. I guess I’ll ponder that for another time.

The point is that you should never be too hard on yourself if you miss a day where you couldn’t work out. I mean… if you didn’t hit the gym then just stop right now and do quick pushups or jumping jacks. Personally, anything is better than not doing anything at all.

Kris Gethin’s DTP – Day 9

After work I wanted to go to a different gym. I texted the guy, and he said he was going to call his co-workers to allow me to come in. I drive their and sat in the parking lot waiting for confirmation. I got nothing. Great… I continue to sit a couple of more minutes hoping that I would get a text. My pre-workout is kicking in. I’m itching. I’m scratching my face off. Forget this.

I drive to Giant Fitness again, and it’s crowded. Luckily, no one was using the machines that I needed to use. I notice people looking at me, but I don’t care. I need to get this done or else I’m just going to be scratching myself annoyed. I open up my app and look at what I did last week. I decided to do pyramids this time instead of sticking to one weight set the whole way through. My legs are dying.

The person next to me is moaning. It’s annoying me. I continue on with my workout. People are looking at me. Probably wondering why I’m still at the same machine for the past hour. It’s okay. I’m just following what I need to do. After I was done, my legs were so wobbly. Walking up the stairs felt so heavy. I wanted to laugh so bad because in a way it felt amazing.

I need gym clothes. Gym clothes are expensive. I wear the same gym clothes everyday. Don’t worry. I wash them, but I would to invest in some clothes eventually after I get a new wardrobe first.

Kris Gethin’s – Day 5

I haven’t done Jim Stoppani’s workout in a while. Don’t get me wrong, but I wanted to try something new because I felt like I wasn’t progressing fast enough doing it for a month. I like to see the fastest growth so I decided to try Kris Gethin’s workout.

I almost didn’t go to the gym simply because it was 7AM and I had work at 8AM. Did I really want to rush it? Would I even be able to complete my workout in time? Should I just go afterwards? I realize that the more you start questioning it, the more you end up not doing it. Simply because you exert too much energy just thinking about it. I ended up going.

I have to say that I absolutely love this workout program. I think everyone’s body is different and people will like different things of course. I have to admit that the workout was hard and there were times I had to take quick breaks during my reps. I ended up finishing the workout though. People just gave me weird looks because I was doing so many reps in my super sets. I’m excited to see my body transform at the end of the 4 weeks.

Today is intermittent fasting but I’m not sure if I want to eat anything since I ate something yesterday when I was supposed to be water fasting. I think today I’ll just have protein and then do my water fasting tomorrow.

JIM STOPPANI’S 12 WEEK SHORTCUT TO SIZE: DAY 20

HIIT cardio.

That’s what my rests days consist of considering that I have 3 of them per week. I think something is wrong with me though. I took a little bit of preworkout and drank half a monster, and I was on fire. I was so amped up I was just destroying the elliptical. It came to the point where the music that was playing in the gym had me so hyped I was talking to myself to amp me up even more.

Ever experience it? It’s insane!

Doing 30 minutes of interval cardio is honestly fun. It switches the pace and the time goes by faster. Today the time went crazy fast though. Good thing no one was upstairs with me or they would’ve thought I was crazy!

November 2, 2017: 30 Years To Where

I was often told that my life would be a great story to tell. What’s so great about my life? Nothing. 

I hate to admit, but at the age of 30 I am completely disappointed in myself. I’m disappointed that I’ve constantly blamed the people I love for my circumstances. I’m disappointed that I never listened to the good advices that people gave me. I’m disappointed that I’m not to my full potential. I’ve dreamt big dreams but I never put my all into anything. So what am I to do? 

I don’t think I have a huge amount of debt compared to others, but I have debt. Debt is like this crazy Venus fly trap that slowly closes down on you and saps you of your ability to live. I feel stressed when money even comes to mind. I get stressed and frustrated when I constantly try to figure out how to get out of this mess. Actually, I just want to run away. When I get my paycheck, I spend it right away. That’s my problem.

So in order to get somewhere, I’ve created this blog just to document my journey. Feel free to read along because I know other people are in my situation or can relate. Feel free to even comment for some advice. 

I read in a book that in order to truly start making money I need to eliminate bills as much as possible. 

This is what they look like:
T-Mobile: $200 per month

Lowest I can make it: $100 per month

Action: Pay off $1609.75

Gas: $120 per month

Car Insurance: $65 per month

Gym Membership: $21.05 per month

Best Buy: $2496.00
Food varies, but I’m hoping that I could eventually factor that in. My problem has always been money. I’ve always purchased the latest gadget. I always ended up trading my things for something of lower value. I was never really satisfied. My soul is literally craving for something and nothing seems to work. In order to get out of the mess I am in, I need to most likely lower my T-Mobile first. The other part of me is saying that I should pay off Best Buy each week until it’s gone. Interest builds up after all. Either way, the first step is to just pay something. 

Here’s my journey towards making that $50,000.