Once again it’s been a long time since I have been active in maintaining my blog. I am restarting it again and I have also been posting videos on my YouTube page again. I’ll put the link at the bottom. Right now they have been supplement reviews but at least I’m getting active with it again.
A lot has changed since my last post. I don’t remember if I mentioned that I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and have been receiving IV infusions for it. UC has changed my life and I am trying to adapt to the changes as best as I can but it is not easy. It starts with the food I eat. A lot of the food I used to eat I had to give up. I can’t eat lettuce so salads are out as are most fruits and vegetables. I gave up peanuts and peanut butter, almost all dairy, I try to avoid bread and gluten. It is not easy. Some things that don’t affect me today when I have it will hurt me the next time I try it. It’s really hard to predict how and what will set it off.
I’ve been in an active “flare” for over a year. It has made doing the simplest things difficult and has caused a lot of embarrassing times and uncomfortable situations. It is hard for me to go to the gym because I keep having to run to the locker room and when I get back someone else is using the machine I vacated. This has caused me to buy my own gym equipment for my garage but I still go to the gym when I travel for work. (more on that part of my life in future posts).
This blog is going to be more than a place for me to post about my working out, it’s going to be a place for me to open up about being healthy and dealing with my UC while pushing myself every day. I will still be posting reviews of supplements and other things and posts from my YouTube vlog as well as stories about me, my wife and my dog Chance. They are my rock and safe place throughout all of this.
So stay tuned for more.
Average Steve’s Fitness Vlog
It has been a long time since I have had the time or energy to sit down and type stuff that isn’t work related but that doesn’t mean I have stopped working to achieve my goals.
I have been continuing my workout plan and coming to the end of the 6th week which also happens to be the end of the first half of the plan. I can see and feel the changes and if you follow me on Instagram then you can see them as well. I am very happy with my progress especially when I look back and see how my weight numbers are going up every week.
It is a slow road, there is no shortcut for hard work but if you enjoy what the work that goes into it than there is no such thing as hard work. There are some exercises that I hate doing (bench press, squats) but all that means is that I need to give myself an extra push to do it and shatter my previous personal records.
The Youtube page is up and running and has a few videos and reviews already posted. You can visit at Youtube until I get the chance to purchase a domain name for it. I am enjoying making the videos and hopefully they actually help someone when it comes to purchasing supplements and other random stuff.
I will keep coming back to post more, it just may be few and far between but I am loving the video aspect and have been putting a lot of my free time into filming and editing the videos and putting them online. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and “like” the videos. Your support means the world to me.
So I am currently in the middle of 1 week without my supplements. The part that makes this easier that I am not going to gym during this time. Giving my body “rest week” since I usually pushing it between 5-7 days a week. Figured a few days out of the office (actual office) and a few days away from the other office (this time I mean the gym) would help my aches and pains and allow me to go all in when I return either this coming Tuesday or Wednesday.
Physically, I don’t feel that much different, the big change that I notice is that I am not urinating as much. When you drink 8 ounces for pre-workout, 20+ for BCAA and even more for post workout protein and creatine, you tend to go to the bathroom a lot. I have been able to sleep full nights without waking up to use the bathroom. Always a plus, though I do miss them greatly. The supplements and going to the gym, no the pissing part, whats wrong with you? Just playing.
Mentally I feel very focused when I am at the gym while taking my preworkout and I haven’t noticed a change but that could also be because I haven’t been working out. I have noticed a reduced level of hunger though. Maybe since I’m not working out, I’m not burning off calories and making space for more food? Not sure. Not complaining though, I don’t always enjoy stuffing my face.
All in all, so far I have not noticed anything different in my daily feelings. Usually I don’t feel the supplments when it’s been a while since I have taken them so nothing new there. Have a few more days to cleanse myself and I will post again before I start taking again.
Stay tuned and comment below!