Now that I’m bulking, I am going to resume taking my weekly digital body fat caliper reading and tape measurements on a weekly basis. I will be performing these measurements every Sunday throughout my bulk. Because I just took all these measurements a couple of days ago (Wednesday), I’m not going to take them this morning. I’ll resume the weekly readings next Sunday.
My overall weight gain over the past week has been a bit on the high side: I’ve gone from 195 pounds to 197.8 pounds. I suspect some of this initial rapid weight gain is due to water retention caused by the creatine monohydrate, but over the next week I’ll be carefully monitoring my scale weight and paying close attention to my body fat reading next weekend. If I continue to gain at this rate, an adjustment to my bulking diet will probably be in order. I can’t imagine that my caloric intake is too high, as 3,000 “clean” calories per day for a 200 pound man on a bulk is actually fairly conservative.
I overslept by an hour again this morning. Even though I’ve been going to bed around 9:00 each night, I guess my body is telling me that I need the extra sleep. This past week’s workouts have been extremely taxing, so I guess I’m not surprised. The problem is getting up at 7:00 AM instead of 6:00 AM is throwing my entire schedule off. Hopefully my body will adjust to the intensity of my bulking workouts and my sleep schedule will return to normal. If not, I may need to start going to bed even earlier so that I can start waking up on time again.
OK, I need to wrap up. I’ve got a lot of stuff to do around the house this morning. Enjoy your day, and I’ll see ya tomorrow!