I just got home after spending two days in Las Vegas and I'm glad to be back. I was there with my brother and parents. We stayed at this hotel called ''The D''. It had its own casino, restaurants, stores, and outside of ''The D'' there were a shit ton of other places to visit. Now me personally I don't really care for gambling. I'd played afew slot machines and kept losing.
I got annoyed and walked outside of The D to checkout other places. I kept walking around until I noticed a strip club called '' The Glitter Gluch''. Since I've never been to a strip club I said fuck it and walked in. I went in and there wasn't too many girls around. It was during the day so I wasn't surprised.
There were a group of guys and couples in the club aswell. I was there sitting in close by the strip poles. I had to buy a beer since I was watching. For 15 dollars I bought two Heineken Beers and watched the strippers dance. One lady on the pole asked me where I was from, and I ended up mumbling and saying shit that wasn't making any sense. She had a confused look on her face and walked away.
Another stripper that was sitting at the bar behind asked me. If I wanted to have some fun with her in the backroom. She was talking all dirty to get to go in that backroom. I knew she wanted me to pay for a lapdance, and I knew it was going to be expensive and I said nah I'm cool.
Not too long after an older stripper grabs me by my hand, and brings me to the backroom. She told me to sit down, spread my legs apart and have my hands planted on the seat. She sat on me started grinding,rubbing my shoulders, and of course dirty talk. I straight up asked her how much this was going to be. She said for an hour 600 dollars. I told her I ain't got nowhere near that kind of money on me right now, so then she brought the price down to 150 for 15 mins.
I knew I was being ripped-off, but at that point I didn't care so I went for it. She also warned me if I touch her I'll get thrown out the club. Anyway, she gave me a lapdace I enjoyed it for most part and walked away. When I left the room the girl who offered me a lapdance earlier. Asked if I wanted to go for another round and I said no. Now I was going to stay and watch the girls strip some more, but my mom called and was all worried about where I went too. Even though I wasn't ready I left and ended up drinking beers with my dad.
I got drunk (First time for me aswell) and told him what happen. He basically said I got ripped-off, and I told him I knew, but I didn't care. Overall the strip club it was alright. There was times I was into it, but at the sametime there was times I wasn't into it.
So I got fed up at the gym by my apartment. Lately, more and more people are starting to show up. I wouldn't have a problem with it, but since the gym is very small. It fucks up my routine since someone else is using the machine I was going to use, and the weights at my gym aren't heavy enough to really test me. Anyway, today I joined LA:Fitness and I'm ready for a new challenge.
I've had a chance to talk to a personal trainer. I told him I was trying to get lean and ripped, and so he gave me a plan to follow which is this...
4. Hamstring Curls
5.Seated Calf Raises
6. Standing Calf Raises.
7. 30 min Cardio afterwards
1. Chest Press
5. Overhead press.
6. upright rows.
8. Rope Press Down.
9. Overhead dumbell extensions.
10. 30 min Cardio afterward.
1. Dead Lift
2. Dumbell Curls
3. Machine high row
4. Lat Pulldowns
5. Barbell Curls.
6. 30 min cardio afterwards.
(4 sets and 8 to 12 reps for all)
As for the odd days he said do an hour worth of Cardio. For nutrition he basically said eat lean meats, vegetables, avoid process sugar and bread. Now I'm all good and ready to take my training to the next level. I'm going to look at some youtube vids to get an idea of doing some of these exercises. Then I'm going early in the mourning and put in that work. Its going to be a bitch going to my job afterwards, but no pain no gain.
After my ps4 broke I tried to renew it with Sony. They sent me a box and a paper to fill out information on. I looked at the paper and I noticed I must have the original receipt. Problem is that receipt I had was long gone and I can't return it. Tomorrow I'm jumping ship to the Xbox One, and my ps4 will be put to rest for good.
I only had it for six months and it's all over now. I'm alittle bitter about it, but its all good. I'll probably get a new ps4 once it drops down in price. As of now I got no desire to play it right now. I've lost all my game data so fuck it. I'm probably going to go get the Titanfall bundle and watchdogs afterwards. Its time to see whats that xbone life is about now.
So I work at Meijer and I usually mind my own business. I don't bother nobody and I focus on my work, but today rumors started spreading about me. I got pulled over to the side by my supervisor, and he wanted to ask me a personal question. He asked if I had autism and I'm thinking like wtf? I told him no and he said that's cool I was just wondering, he goes on saying I'm a good employee and I learn quick.
At first I was going to let it go, but the more I thought about It something just didn't feel right. I went ahead and asked some co-workers if I seem autistic to them. They said no, but said someone was going around saying I told him that I had autism. I asked what's this person's name, but they didn't know. I asked other co-workers that was aware of the rumor too and they didn't know either. Then I asked my supervisor if he knew who this person was, but he also didn't know.
So now I'm thinking why? Yes I'm usually quiet at my job, but it's because of shit like this I want to avoid. I don't let stupid shit get to me, but I just want to know this guy's name.
I feel like I'm just losing my motivation. Even though I usually try to keep an upbeat attitude. I can't seem to really fix some issues going on in my life. At the sametime I don't really know what to do with my life. I remember way back when I was younger I had thoughts about going to college and becoming a firefighter or video game designer, but after some events that took place when I was a teen I fucked that chance up.
Ever since that stupid choice I made I've felt miserably. Nowadays, its gotten worse and worse to the point its effecting me. I've been slacking off with my workouts and gained some weight back, can't seem to stay focus on my job, and I don't seem to be good at expressing myself. Some people at my job thinks I'm too quiet and that I seem angry and not happy. Though I do try to lighten up I don't even know what to say alot of the times.
On top of that I had some friends that almost got me killed in the past, and friends that did some fucked up things to me. It can be hard for me to really trust people or want to get to know them. Anyway, I guess when I was hearing about how some of my co-workers was in college. I started wondering to myself ''If only I've made the rights choices when I was younger, I would have been in college by now working towards a career''
I feel like I've reached a weight plateau. Even though I went from 330 to like 200 pounds by myself. I can't really seem to break away my 200 pound mark. I've been at it for like two months now. My weight will go up and go back down. Then again it could be me just building muscle. I exercise everyday, then walk 3 miles to go to work, then at work I lift alot of stuff. As for eating I don't really eat too much. Now and then I might eat some unhealthy foods, but only because I'll be dead tired and just want to relax myself.
Anyway, I walked to a gym that's around my area called LA:Fitness. Its a nice size gym with alot of equipment and a pool. I talked to two guys that work at the place. They basically told me about the 99.00 start price to join and the personal trainers. One of the guys is a fitness instructor and asked me what I'm trying to accomplish. I told him that I'm trying to get lean, ripped and tone for this year. Then after that I want to focus on building muscle.
So he told me that he has a trainer that will help me reach that goal. He will give me more knowledge about nutrition and different workout methods. He also told me that he was a retired army vet, and since I told him I had study martial arts in the past he thinks this instructor will benefit me. So now I'm here thinking if I should go through with it or not. When it comes to working out I usually got it done by myself without anyone's help.
I'm thinking should I just keep doing what I've always done, or drop some money and have someone to help me.
So today I got hired in by the store company meijer. After I had 3 interviews and a background check done on me last week. They basically asked me questions and gave me the rundown on what to expect. Like dealing with customers in a friendly manner, what they expect from me on the job, dealing with racism from time to time (Since I'm African-American), avoid altercations even if I'm being attacked, and be a team player with the co-workers. This mourning I had to do orientation and setup my work schedule.
It went on for about 4 hours, and the guy talking to us gave more info about meijer. Stuff about how the store was founded and other things. When he was talking I just started getting nervous. Thinking about is this job going to workout for me, and will I be able to fix a mistake I did in the past. My mind just started getting clouded and my heart was racing, but then I thought I just got to go for it and see what happens. Anyway I got my I.D and work shirt, tomorrow I have to start training for my job position. Even though I'm still feeling kinda nervous.
Yesterday, I finally got my first job at the age of 21. It's a factory job where I have to make car parts, and do other random stuff in the building. I had to wear steel toe boots, work glasses, ear plugs and wear gloves. First thing I did was clean oil off of parts, then I had to use this machine to bolt up these door parts, stock em up, check and mark them, and repeat. I was running back and forth, pushing heavy crates, and making sure I did a good job.
Because my supervisor warned me if I fuck it up then I'm fired. Anyway I worked from 2:15 to 11:00 pm, afterwards my whole body was sore and I had cuts all over my arms. I was tired as shit and couldn't wait to get home. Once I got home I took a bath to get the oil off, got something to eat, then I went to bed. Now I'm getting prepared to go to work again today, and I'm wondering what they'll make me do next, but regardless it feels good that I got some income coming in.
I actually got the job from applying at a job center. As soon as I got done writing my application I was put to work. So now I'm just going to keep working and save up money, unless I get fired.
This question came to my mind after reading how Vegans can still build muscle. Which I thought was funny since you need alot of protein to build muscle, and meat is a great source to get protein. For bodybuilding I just don't see how eating strictly Vegetables can be very effective. Maybe if people drink alot of protein shakes with Vegetables it could be possible.
Even then I don't think a person would develop a nice foundation of solid muscle. I was told that you got to train hard, and eat meat so your body can repair the damage tissue. Eating strictly vegetables seems like it would make building muscle alot slower then needed.
Anyway what do you guy think about it? If there's something I don't understand then please inform me.
Its been a heated topic in the fitness community. Some dudes feel like you'll do more harm then good, and others feels like guys are being abunch of pussies for not going above and beyond. To me it comes down to an individual's preference. If you feel like you can push your body to its limits then go for it. Like me I do like pushing myself to see how far I can take my body, and alot of times it does workout for the better.
When I don't overtrain I feel like I can do more. I've said this before but I hate giving myself excuses. To me if you want a certain look you've got to earn it, and besides I won't feel satisfied until I look ripped. So I'm willing to go above my limits and I don't mind the pain. Within the upcoming months I'll take my body to the next level, and maybe I might do a transformation vid. Once I reached my fitness goal I'll think about it.