Chapter 4 – Some is better than none

Date: 9th October 2016
Weight: 52.8kg [ time of the month, water retention weight is of expected]
Weeks out: 6 months 3 weeks
Comp date: April 2017, TBC – ANB or INBA

Last week’s exercise routine:

  • Shoulders, abs + 30 mins cardio
  • Quads, glutes, abs
  • Bis, tris + 30 mins cardio
  • Hamstrings, glutes, abs

Pretty sure I have hit an all time low – in terms of motivation and energy to physically get myself into the gym. Especially when I had to commit to the cardio sessions. I have also noticed that I tend to lack energy, motivation and discipline the week before period, damn those hormones.

ponikuta progress shot

Train yo calves!

Having said that though, I still try my best to stick to a minimum of four gym sessions a week and to convince myself that a shitty gym session is better than no gym sesh at all.

ponikuta bodybuilding comp

Sometimes I find motivation in the form of fitness athletes on YouTube videos and instagram videos to get inspiration to trial out new workouts to spice things up.

Physique update:

ponikuta fitness bunny

Back & hamstring muscles, where you at?

fit bunny

Overall, I feel softer and fuller this week; no thanks it being time of the month (Day 2 when this was taken), having said that I am glad that I’ve squeezed in the minimum four gym sessions this week.

ponikuta side pose

Can you tell I’m working on the posing? All I can say is that I’m no natural when it comes to pose down.

Changes this week:

alpine bread

  1. I discovered Alpine Bread that is high in protein (YAS!) & a butter alternative – Nuttelex. Such a great combo for pre-workout snack and I’ve had it with a layer of peanut butter too. So, so good!
  2. Train smart not hard – I am currently limiting my weight lifting sessions to a maximum of an hour for one body part at a time.
  3. Listening to my body. If I have a craving bad and I know I’ve worked hard for it, I don’t deprive myself from it. If I needed a nap, I take a nap. I always pay attention and document my body needs to ensure I am not overworking myself.

Some of my cheat meals this week:

heirloom melbourne

Heirloom, Melbourne

DOC Albert Park

D.O.C. Albert Park

higher ground

Higher Ground, CBD

See you next week!

Read all about other weeks here: Week 1, Week  2, Week 3.

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