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191, sounds like you’re gaining. How do you feel you’re lookin at this weight?
 

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Day(s) of Rest
Today, I knew I would be taking a day off from the gym, so I planned on going yesterday. But then thought: if you’re tired, take it off.

I’m glad I did.

Today, I took former students to San Francisco. One has not seen the beach or ocean in well over ten years and couldn’t remember it; two hadn’t been to San Francisco ever.

We made the 4 hour drive, they’ve never been on a city bus, let alone a cable car, so we did that (even though I could have driven faster), we went the wrong way on the bus line. I lost my parking pass and had to pay a premium. We ate chowder, had mini-donuts, used the kid’s Starbucks employees free drinks for a midday pick-me-up, and did their first Alcatraz-themed escape room. We determined that the 2000’s had some pop and hip-hop we could all agree on/sing-to.

I also ran into a coworker on the bus with her family, they were heading to the Giants game.

We hashed out girl drama; set a workout plan for a newbie, discussed the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism, and whether to dream big career wise.

It wasn’t a day at the gym: and days like these are why we work out, so we can have more days like this.

Muscle bellies are full from food, but heart is even fuller today.

 

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Day(s) of Rest
Today, I knew I would be taking a day off from the gym, so I planned on going yesterday. But then thought: if you’re tired, take it off.

I’m glad I did.

Today, I took former students to San Francisco. One has not seen the beach or ocean in well over ten years and couldn’t remember it; two hadn’t been to San Francisco ever.

We made the 4 hour drive, they’ve never been on a city bus, let alone a cable car, so we did that (even though I could have driven faster), we went the wrong way on the bus line. I lost my parking pass and had to pay a premium. We ate chowder, had mini-donuts, used the kid’s Starbucks employees free drinks for a midday pick-me-up, and did their first Alcatraz-themed escape room. We determined that the 2000’s had some pop and hip-hop we could all agree on/sing-to.

I also ran into a coworker on the bus with her family, they were heading to the Giants game.

We hashed out girl drama; set a workout plan for a newbie, discussed the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism, and whether to dream big career wise.

It wasn’t a day at the gym: and days like these are why we work out, so we can have more days like this.

Muscle bellies are full from food, but heart is even fuller today.

Bro, you are so cool! I'm not being sarcastic

Sounds like an awesome rest day. I need to take a page out of your book.
 

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Day(s) of Rest
Today, I knew I would be taking a day off from the gym, so I planned on going yesterday. But then thought: if you’re tired, take it off.

I’m glad I did.

Today, I took former students to San Francisco. One has not seen the beach or ocean in well over ten years and couldn’t remember it; two hadn’t been to San Francisco ever.

We made the 4 hour drive, they’ve never been on a city bus, let alone a cable car, so we did that (even though I could have driven faster), we went the wrong way on the bus line. I lost my parking pass and had to pay a premium. We ate chowder, had mini-donuts, used the kid’s Starbucks employees free drinks for a midday pick-me-up, and did their first Alcatraz-themed escape room. We determined that the 2000’s had some pop and hip-hop we could all agree on/sing-to.

I also ran into a coworker on the bus with her family, they were heading to the Giants game.

We hashed out girl drama; set a workout plan for a newbie, discussed the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism, and whether to dream big career wise.

It wasn’t a day at the gym: and days like these are why we work out, so we can have more days like this.

Muscle bellies are full from food, but heart is even fuller today.

That’s a very nice thing to do, very thoughtful. I’m sure the kids will always remember that as a very positive time.

Now next time drive south and come pick me up. We will go on a Disney land adventure together.
 

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That’s a very nice thing to do, very thoughtful. I’m sure the kids will always remember that as a very positive time.

Now next time drive south and come pick me up. We will go on a Disney land adventure together.
I have a whole caravan waiting for that to happen, just Disneyland is kinda pricey.
 

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9/19/21
190lbs

Notes:
1. I have more energy and a better mood. I’m feeling less anxious and much less self-critical.
2. Already, I feel significantly less thin, may be psychological, but I think the extra carbs have helped fill me back up a bit. Pants aren’t fitting any different yet (butt still deflated), but back and chest are filling the Large shirts again. Maybe back to XL’s by November.
3. Crew socks are MAAAAADDD aesthetic for calves. I can’t wear them during the summer heat, but now that we’re flirting with 89° days instead of the third record breaking triple digit year in a row, I’m excited to.
4. Got a fresh haircut, new style for me, a burst fade. A little edgy, a little douchier, but probably will add to the gains.

Diet:
Food is going down well. I added mixed diced carrots, peas, and green beans to the meat while I cook it. Also started adding sesame seeds and green onion to more dishes as garnish.

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Great to hear about the veggies, sometimes they can be a bit much when bulking, but they can really help with digestion.
 

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Oh, also, within the past month I’ve seen:
-daily long random grey hairs in my beard I can pull out with my fingers
-I’ve doubled the amount of stray hairs on my upper back, and lats. It’s now to the point where they’re visible in the mirror while wearing a tank.

I’ll officially have to make a choice next summer as to whether to accept or shave them. Wasn’t an issue before.
 

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Oh, also, within the past month I’ve seen:
-daily long random grey hairs in my beard I can pull out with my fingers
-I’ve doubled the amount of stray hairs on my upper back, and lats. It’s now to the point where they’re visible in the mirror while wearing a tank.

I’ll officially have to make a choice next summer as to whether to accept or shave them. Wasn’t an issue before.
Welcome to my life. I've had back hair since high school :confused:
 

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Oh, also, within the past month I’ve seen:
-daily long random grey hairs in my beard I can pull out with my fingers
-I’ve doubled the amount of stray hairs on my upper back, and lats. It’s now to the point where they’re visible in the mirror while wearing a tank.

I’ll officially have to make a choice next summer as to whether to accept or shave them. Wasn’t an issue before.
I found a grey eyebrow hair today... 1 lone hair. WTF, whyyyyyyyy!
 

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Welcome to my life. I've had back hair since high school :confused:
Yeah, my Persian friend was built that way since middle school.
It's so random, probably 1 out of my 150 kids a year will clearly have their back and chest hair poking up above their shirt collar every year. It's not a bad thing, but a tough card to be dealt in high school for most (some can rock it, but most in high school don't have that confidence yet, especially since the girls havent acquired that taste yet).
 

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Oh, also, within the past month I’ve seen:
-daily long random grey hairs in my beard I can pull out with my fingers
-I’ve doubled the amount of stray hairs on my upper back, and lats. It’s now to the point where they’re visible in the mirror while wearing a tank.

I’ll officially have to make a choice next summer as to whether to accept or shave them. Wasn’t an issue before.

You always had it bro, you just didn’t start noticing it until just recently. It’ll be a smooth transition brother


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26AF40D6-071B-4415-9E7B-9C521B4BE9A4.jpeg 9/20/21
191 lbs

Push Day
5x8 Floor Pin Press with Pauses at 185lbs
3x10 Dips at Body Weight
5x10 Cable Flies at 50lbs
5x10 Shoulder Lateral Raises at 15lbs
5x10 Bicep Cable Curls at 30 lbs
5x10 Pec Deck at “5”
100 push ups (40 + 20 + 20 + 20)

I am adding in mixed nuts to my diet between breakfast and lunch (in addition to a granola bar) because I’m getting hangry before lunch.
 

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B67500A9-B42A-4F69-BC0F-F770BF1B8ED9.jpeg E676B4F4-74BE-4DBF-8705-687B890007BD.jpeg Tomorrow’s the Big Day, but I wanted to do a test-run here for now.

My 30th!

My friends don’t usually see me flexing, or shirtless. Only my gym bros do. So this is the rare occasion I’ve shown off or been “immodest”. But they can handle, it’s all pool-side appropriate.
 
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Happy birthday! Quads are looking huge…Hams be hangin’ & sh!t


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