MyMary in the Gym
When I was younger I was a very sickly kid. Actually from what my parents tell me for a while the doctors didn’t know if I would make it through infancy. I was forbidden to play sports unless I wanted to play track and field and I got my first dumb-bells one summer when my pops told me I was starting to look and before soon I would be spending my money on hair products, sewing, and talking with a lisp. (I wish I was joking)
College came and I dropped down from a stocky 200 to 185. I had abs and was single which didnt make much sense to me. Then I started working out with a friend of mine and I bulked up from 185 to 250 in about 2 years. My best numbers were during this time were
Bench press : 1 rep Max 500lbs Deadlifts: 1 rep max 550lbs Squats: 1 rep max 600 lbs
Then like between working and graduate school I didn’t work out for a good 5 years. I started working out again when I started this blog Nov-Dec 2011 because it helped get me stirred out of the depressive episode I was in at the moment.
How Things have Changed
While for the most part my depressive episode has passed I am having trouble staying motivated to work out and sometimes sleeping. In the past I had a world-class work out buddy that motivated me a lot. But now I feel lacking in the motivation department and I figure I would ask you guys for any tips or advice ? Or just some suggestions to try something new, new routine etc. I have heard many people mention cross fit. Have any of you tried any feed back
Goal wise I want to get back to lifting what I was doing before. I have even toyed with the idea of trying an amateur body building (natural) if I can be consistent, just for shits and giggles. It’s a nice counter to reading and writing and all the cerebral work I do. At the present gym I go to I am not impressed with the trainers there they are very feminine looking (when did that become popular for dudes) and very handsy.
I’m 5’9 and 240lbs – I have posted these pics as part of a joke online her before. But I will post again for you to get a general idea Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated – MrMary
This was MrMary in College
This is what I look like now: