Day 58: Get on board

Day 58

Day 58
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  • Weight: 133.8 lbs.
  • Workout A: 16 minutes, 50 seconds. Next: Workout B on Sept. 3.
  • Total inches: 121.8
  • Protein: 131 g (6 g over target)
  • Calories: 2,516
  • See more measurements.

I’m excited, and not just for me.

Since starting Project Bulk some 2 months ago, I’ve received some kinds words of encouragement. What’s also interesting are the onlookers, the ones who want to see results first. Try before they buy.

One friend emailed …

“First of all, congrats on a very entertaining and enlightening subject. I am a little like you in that it is hard for me to put on bulk, and no one ever seems to understand that concept since everyone else is constantly trying to lose weight. It’s almost like my challenge is not as significant as theirs because most people don’t struggle to put on weight.

“Anyway, its been an entertaining process to watch the blog over the last 8 days. Keep it up.”

Another emailed …

“I’ve been reading your various blogs and other social networks for a while now and have really enjoyed them.

“I did want to give you some feedback on Project Bulk. Like yourself, I’m a skinny dude approaching middle age wanting to bulk up a bit as well as develop muscle and flexibility for better overall health for the coming years.

“Honestly, I haven’t had great success actually putting weight on, mostly due to real-life issues intruding, but I have developed more musculature and flexibility as a result of P90. I think it also provides a much better basis for actually joining a gym or moving a more advanced work out in the future.

“Anyway, good luck with Project Bulk. I am rooting for you!”

I even had an offer to train at a local gym for free! Very cool.

Two friends have bought used copies of “The 4-Hour Body” [Amazon | iTunes aff. links] to launch their own fitness projects. Rather than bulk up, I believe they are going to slim down and tone their bodies.

As much as I love getting encouraging comments and site traffic, I really love when people jump in to try it out for themselves. I hope they find great success through minimal sustained effort.