Finally...I'm back and ready to get this+ log up and running! I've really been looking forward to using this product and specifically, the . Based on the research I've read, I am expecting really great things from this product and hope to make it a staple in my program (as long as it performs like the research says it should). Currently, I am a little undecided if I plan to compete in any more men's physique contests this year or buckle down to focus on adding size and shape to my weak areas for next year. I feel like the next 4 weeks will do a lot to show me which way to go. I've been dealing with a lingering back issue...and although it won't and doesn't keep me out of the gym, there are certain movements and exercises that I stay away from in order to not exacerbate it. It may be something that will keep me from totally committing to a contest show prep....we will see. So, I am still at my Bootcamp classes (4x/week) for an hour, lifting 4x/week, and I have started taking Parkour classes!! If you haven't tried Parkour or Freerunning, you should. Not only is it a great workout but it's extremely fun and challenging as well. My diet is back in order starting this week. I will admit that with the kids home on summer vacation, I have eaten more pizza and ice cream in the past month than I have in the past year. That has started to show in the mirror so with the beginning of the Peak Beta+, the diet is back on as well. Calories will be right around 2500-2700/day, with 45% protein, 35% carbs, and 20% fat. I will stay right there for the next 4 weeks and assess how I look. That will probably determine whether I ramp it up to high gear for the following 6 weeks for a November show or switch gears to prepare for the off-season. I have a couple posts to follow this one as I actually started the Peak Beta+ last week. I'll run through my workouts and observations....A little family vacation came between me and being able to start logging last week! From here on out I will be up-to-date and daily!