I feel funny posting these poems about weightlifting without admitting that I’ve only been doing it for a month and a half. A big part of motivating myself is getting pumped up about it, so I’m just writing how I feel about doing it. I’m not a beast (yet!). I’m working on my self esteem as much as I’m working on lifting heavier weights. So my poems might seem a little over the top or like I’m bragging (with nothing to back it up). I’m just trying to fake it until I make it. And it seems to be working because the more I pump myself up the better I feel about myself.

Anyways just thought I would add this little disclaimer because my poems are probably going to be pretty boastful and silly for awhile. Sorry! I’ve already made some progress in the past month or so and I’m proud of that. My poetry is my outlet for expression, and since starting to work out I feel great! I’ve always worked out on and off, but never really did a set program. I’ve been doing benchpress and curls twice a week (LOL!) for the past month, consistently at least. Yesterday I started a real program called Phraks. It’s a full body workout 3 days a week. Trying not to screw around anymore, so I’ve been learning about weightlifting a lot lately. I’m also super excited because my girlfriend is going to do the same program with me when she comes over to visit.

I’ve gained about 10 pounds since the end of June. I won’t post my numbers because they’re still not super amazing. The only thing I will say is that the weights have gone up by five pounds every workout. Some days I struggle to get the reps but I’m always adding more weight. The weight I started at feels more like a warm-up compared to what I am lifting now.

To anyone thinking about starting a exercise routine, I encourage you to just pick something and start. People who know me have noticed a physical difference in under 2 months of work. It feels awesome!