It finally happened. It's the same story as countless past attempts at becoming fit... boredom has set in. How can boredom plague me only 5 weeks into my journey? I have no idea, but I do know for sure that I am absolutely bored out of my mind with the same cardio equipment every single day of the week.
The environment in which I am exercising is most likely not helping my situation. The gym I go to is far from the Golds Gym at Venice Beach that some might imagine. There are no scantily clad young ladies or steroid filled men throwing around 800 lbs of dumbbells to impress said ladies. Instead there are lots and lots of senior citizens. Senior citizens that are very dedicated to their health and fitness. They are so dedicated, as a matter of fact, that it is the same senior citizens at the gym every single day.
Not only is the gym filled with the very same Seniors on a daily basis, but they also do the exact same things on the exact same pieces of equipment EVERY SINGLE DAY. While monotony is their choice, as it often is with folks in that age group, it doesn't make for very good people watching, which is unfortunately my only distraction while running in my hamster wheel.
A Risky but Necessary Change
When stricken with exercise boredom in the past I have simply quit exercising altogether and tried to rely solely on my diet to achieve my goals... which has never ended well. This time, however, I am going to make a necessary but risky change to my routine. It's time to hit the weights.
|I can probably be this shredded in a week or two.|
The risk here lies in the fact that I will not be updating or changing my weight loss goals. I am still fat enough that I think it will be possible for me to lift weights fairly heavily and weigh in at 250 lbs on May 4th. This holds especially true because I am not planning on eliminating cardio altogether, it just won't be the primary focus of my exercise routine for a while.
The new routine will also require several dietary changes. In order to properly recover from weight training I will need to, ever so slightly, increase my calorie intake. Doing so and simultaneously burning fat will not be a simple task. I have done a ton of research and planning, but I won't bore you with the details of such things. However, the main idea is to:
- Decrease (slightly) and reschedule carbohydrate intake
- Increase protein intake
- Eat more healthy fats, and less of the unhealthy kinds
- Eat more testosterone boosting foods (i.e. eggs, broccoli, spinach etc...)
|Yes, I realize this is what I will look like. At least no one will|
see it except for a bunch of old people.