I think I wont bulk to 215.. Looked into a mirror yesterday and actually liked where my physique was at for the first time since I started lifting. Not sure if I want to deal with another 6 months of not caring what I look like / being fat.
Writing up my Personal Statement for Residency applications...
"At the young age of 22, I lost a dear friend of mine to undiagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy after he became dehydrated in a sauna. Reflecting back, I wonder if I could have done something -- heard his murmur, given him a beta blocker, coached him on the importance of hydration, or sent him for a surgical referral. At the time, I lacked the skills and knowledge to make a difference. In my heart, I know he is looking down at me and smiling in pride because of how far I've come since then. Sometimes, when times get rough, I can still hear him saying, "We're all going to make it."
I changed my gym today and I'm pretty happy actually. It has a really nice squat cage(compared to my old gym at least), a place to deadlift and I pay about 8 euros less a month. A potentially massive benefit is that there's a butcher's shop a street away from it that grills what you buy for free and you can order by phone.
The only downside is that it takes me about 35 minutes to get there as opposed to 5.
Test smashed, no idea how I did. Did I post since then? I don't even remember.
Went 2-2 on our first night of vball, it was freezing and we never played together so overall not bad. Time to get back to the gym, gonna run RFL for a week or two to get back into the swing of things.
i finally found the answer to the cottage cheese dilemma: PB2. threw it in there on a whim and wow what a difference. 1g fat/6g carb/4g protein per serving too, strong macros.
swimming starts today. not quite as lean as i'd like to be but good god do i have enough LISS cardio ahead to get shredded without any real effort. have to find a difference between leanness and lifts not tanking