My comeback journey.
- 09-20-2013, 12:54 AM
My comeback journey.
So I'm putting up a log of my journey from now until I step on stage and compete next year.
Tonight was the first time in 6 months since I've been in the gym. I have Crohn's disease and got really sick and lost 30+ lbs. tonight was a very humbling and embarrassing experience. At 175lbs and struggling my butt off to farmer's walk with 80lb dumbbells was brutal. It was extremely disheartening and I seriously was questioning if I even wanted to put in the work its going to take.
Time to check my ego and pride I guess. Here's what the next 3-6 will look like for me. Still planning a few things out but these are the basics.
I've hired a coach I will be eating 5,000cals per day. Only changing the protein sources really.
I will be running GH Test and Mast. Not starting those for a month or so. Need to get some bloods first.
My goal is to get to 240 and step on stage around 220-225.
- 09-20-2013, 01:06 AM
There is a gym member at my gym with Crohn's. Same thing happens to him, I feel bad for ya bud!Serious Nutrition Solutions
09-20-2013, 01:28 AM
Thank you very much but don't feel bad.
Only the strong survive. I won't quit and I'm hoping the GH really helps with recovery and healing of my insides.
I'll be honest though mentally it's rough as hell. For the next 6 weeks I'm wearing only hoodies to the gym and only lifting at 5:30am or 3pm when no one is there.
09-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Best of luck!!!!! In it for motivation!
If I live every moment believing, then the chaos in my heart will be a beautiful thing.-
I am in love, but not in love with someone or something, I am in love with my life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything is inspiring.-
09-20-2013, 04:52 AM
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09-20-2013, 04:01 PM
I just ordered anabeta elite to help with appetite as I'm going to be consuming a ton of food daily.
I've heard good feedback and reviews from a couple guys. Has anyone had a good experience with it for increase in appetite?
In was going to use ghrp 6 but decided I'd try this first.
09-20-2013, 04:47 PM
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09-20-2013, 11:23 PM
Well day two in the gym and it sucked just as bad as yesterday lol. Worked back and shoulders and I think I'm weaker now than I was when I was 16. I hope it comes back fast.
09-20-2013, 11:25 PM
I won't give up. Horrible to know you went through something like that. I feel your pain and it's horrible.
I'm currently on prednisone but only for another week or two. I've never taken it longer than a month and never plan too. When I get off of it I get horrible acne and my joints hurt like hell.
What mg were you taking?
09-21-2013, 01:20 AM
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09-21-2013, 09:27 AM
Great mindset. Remember the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Much luck to you
09-21-2013, 09:43 AM
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09-22-2013, 11:15 PM
Wow sounds like you went through some rough stuff. Glad you're getting it back. Congrats on those solid lifts as well am.
So ambien didn't help you sleep? I haven't had a full 8 hours sleep in probably ten years or so honestly. I haven't tried ambien or anything in that class of drugs really though so maybe it would work for me.
I'll take a xanex every once in a great while, but that doesn't get me a full 8 hours either. I also had a serious bout with anxiety and panic attacks a few years back but hate to put pills into my body so I learned how to manage them and they have gotten significantly better.
Go figure I'll pin myself full of gear but refuse to take something a doctor prescribes me for long periods of time. I haven't had very good luck with doctors though in my past.
09-23-2013, 08:52 AM
09-23-2013, 11:00 PM
Yeah I never saw a doc until I was diagnosed with crohns. I've had some really bad experiences with dr's but a couple good ones as well.
It's funny i have 3 business partners who are doctors and although they are great guys and very good and actually care about their patients they don't have a clue about much else outside of any technical expertise. Lots of times I feel like they are the dumbest smart guys I know lol. Two of them I don't ever think had a real world job before they started practicing.
09-24-2013, 06:52 PM
Muuuuuchh better chest day this go round. Still a skinny weak SOB but had a much better session today.
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09-24-2013, 10:49 PM
Grocery store trip meals for tomorrow minus two sweet potatoes and breakfast and my meal tonight. One and a half pounds chicken rice veggies and two cups whole milk.
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