The very FIRST week of my ‘bulk’ and so far so good! I know this could sound really vague to you, but not much has happened this week other than an increase in carbs (woo!) Haha! BUT I am excited to start this Bulking Series and to write it out here so I can share it all with you.
Every week I will share with you: macro updates, mood, mental state, how my lifts are feeling… really just anything that pops into my head!
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PRE / POST WORKOUT CARBS: 65g PER pre / post-workout meal
BLOATING?: So far, I feel fine! No bloating 🙂
MOOD: I feel really focused, and very motivated.
WORKOUTS: Phase 2 MB2 (Jessie’s Girls Muscle Building 2) – lifting heavy WITH reverse pyramids. My workouts have been fueled by a lot of carbs and my usual amount of protein, so I have been feeling super strong – which I LOVE. They’ve been great workouts, where I feel very focused and determined!
MENTAL STATE: Good. All my thoughts have been pretty positive throughout this first week. Which is great, because I thought it would maybe mess with my head a little. (Which I’m sure it will down the road.) But I am just so excited to do this! I’ve been wanting to add more muscle for a while, so I am feeling really ready!
PROGRESS PHOTOS: I’ll take progress pictures once a month to track progress, as well as keep me accountable! I went with different types of poses, rather than the usual/basic ‘front, back, left, right’ poses. This makes taking progress pictures a little more enjoyable to do, because we all know the feeling of having to take them.
The word “dread” used to come to mind when I would think about taking progress pictures… but doing different types of poses can make it a bit better! (I wrote a blog post all about progress pictures – check it out!)
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As I go further into the weeks, I’ll come up with more things to share with you guys as things happen and if my feelings change. I have also taken my measurements / weight , but I’ll share them at the very end of my bulk to compare!
I hope this Bulking Series can help inspire at least one person who may be reading this. I really want to help show to women, that we can gain size and muscle, and still be beautiful. There is no ‘set size’, or ‘one look’ for a women, that defines the word beauty. Everyone and every body is different, and beautiful no matter if you’re bulked, or shredded. So if your goal is to bulk for a few months and gain some muscle size, or if your goal is to cut and get shredded, JUST DO IT. You do you, girl.
Go do the damn thing!