I've been lurking on the site for a few months and recently started journal lurking. I've learned soo much and found some great motivation from many on here, thank you all... with a special thanks to KimP who has been more than patient to answer a lot of my newb questions
I know I have TONS more to learn and am looking foward to it.
At first, I was pretty reluctant to put up a journal... since I'm a newb I was pretty embarrassed by my numbers. I've learned that we've all "gotta start somewhere" and decided to bite the bullet and journal. I'm hoping that posting my numbers along with getting tips & tricks from everyone will motivate me further & help get me to the gains & goals I'm looking to reach.
With that said I guess a little background is in order... I got married last year in August, and that is when the weight jumped on. I gained a good 15lbs by Nov/Dec putting my up to 130 (for someone who is only 5'2" it's quite a bit). We are currently saving every penny at the moment to buy a house by the time I graduate and have my PT degree in a few years. So, unfortunately a gym membership isn't in the budget. I did what I could here at home with the help of some dumbbells, my bodyweight, & p90x downloads. Got back down to 120 by summer. Then I found out that my school fees come with free access to the school gym... BAM... new goal set- which brings me to my current state.
I've always loved muscles. Was in love with Arnold by the time I was 6 (after seeing the 1st Terminator..droool) & dreamed of being an American Gladiator lol I've decided now is the time to start going after what I've always wanted... a strong, muscular physique. Did some research and chose to start off with NROLFW since I'm a newbie with gym equipment and the moves. I'm currently almost done with Stage 2 and am enjoying every minute of it (ok, well maybe not every minute... damn prone cobra) and am looking forward to building/bulking up my base & strength.
Primary goal: Build up my body & get a solid base <-- I want to be strong & look it!!
Secondary goal: Work on my self confidence & brain for bulking
Far-Out there goal: Figure Competition??
If you've taken the time to read this, thanks! Looking forward to comments