Day 100: The Ingredients of Growth

Day 100

Yey, I’m into three digits already!

Today was a rest from training, as the Stronglifts program calls for just three days a week of training. Right now, I’m not really feeling tired from yesterday’s workout (as the weights were really light), but I know that in a few weeks time as the weight (and intensity) of the workouts increase, I will be needing the rest.

That is one of the things I know that I need to improve upon during this next mission. In order to gain strength and lean mass, I will need to have sufficient quality sleep. I have to admit that while in my previous mission, I aimed for a minimum of just 6 hours sleep, though I often got in 6.5 to 7 hours. I plan to increase my target to 6.5 hours minimum and get at least 7 hours regularly.

Nutrition is another key element for muscle growth, so I spent my free time after work doing my groceries, making sure that I have enough protein, fruit, and vegetables. I also cooked up some fish and meat, ready for the next few days. One of the things I do like about being on a controlled nutrition plan is that I get a lot of practice with cooking (which I enjoy)! I do stick with mostly grilling and baking, with a bit of stir-fry and stewing from time to time. Cleaning up after cooking is the only part that I don’t really look forward to.

Eat clean, train hard, and expect success!


4 thoughts on “Day 100: The Ingredients of Growth

  1. So glad to see that you´re loving your life and new Plan. Have you ever tried a green smoothie? They give you so much energy…don´t understand it, but it´s just like a miracle. Good luck with this Mission. It could be the very best one you´ve ever done…

  2. Thanks, Lynda, Lilla, and Mike! Your encouragement means a lot to me.

    Haven’t tried a green smoothie yet… I don’t have a blender here in the apartment to try it out, but I may try making one when I get back to Manila.

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