Day 162: Where does it end?

Day 162 - front

Day 162 – front

  • Weight: 137.0 lbs.
  • No workout today; next: Workout C, Feb. 11
  • Total inches: 124.3
  • Protein: 140 g (11 g over target)
  • Calories: 2,305

Project Bulk started as a 30-day plan to see if I could gain muscles and weight, having been stuck in the 120s for my adult life. Now nearing 6 months, I ask myself again: Where does it end?

For dieters, it ends at either a lower number or in frustration. I thought I might stop after adding 10 pounds of muscle. At this point, I’m just about there.

Lean mass, Feb. 9, 2013

Chart: Lean mass, through Feb. 9

So many questions, without ready answers …

  1. Do I keep doing what I’ve been doing?
  2. If I stop, how quickly will I regress to that 120-pound blandness?
  3. What should my maintenance workout schedule be?
  4. Should I keep up the protein consumption, meaning a shake a day plus lots of meat?
  5. Keep taking daily photos? Recording weekly numbers?
  6. What does success look like?

It may take a while to figure out.

Day 161 - side

Day 161 – side