So today I had a big decision over whether to add supplements to my diet. The more research I did the more I saw how much debate their is over them. Since the FDA doesn't regulate supplements the field is rife with crap.
So the thing I wrestled with today was Creatine. I hear it come up a lot in talks about athletes. A wide majority seem to take it with a low incident of side effects. But the question is should I even be looking at it this early in the game? Creatine seems to help you safely increase your maximum muscle ability. And make no doubts I want to be muscular, just not at the risk of my health or my overall health goals. Creatine seems to cause you to gain weight from water retention as you need alot of water to keep from getting dehydrated. And while numbers aren't my goal I'm worried my overall size won't decrease.
So after a full day or so of debating it and researching I've decided not to for the time being. I'm going to just focus on losing the weight and inches in my problem places. Then when I'm happy with that I'll worry about bulking up. Its just hard not to see the ads for these supplements and not want to improve my workout.
But patience right? Indeed I'm trying. Trying so very hard.
Treadmill: Cardio L3 - 1.5 miles, 324 calories
Stationary Bike: Cardio L3 - 1.57 miles, 317 calories
Pec Fly: 3 sets of 10 reps at 60lbs
Rear Delt: 2 sets of 10 reps at 60lbs (current max)
Leg Press: 3 sets of 10 reps at 170lbs (machine max)
Supine Press: 2 sets of 10 reps at 60lbs (current max)
Incline Press: 6 reps at 60 lbs (current max)
Lat Pulldown: 3 sets of 10 reps at 60lbs
Bicep Curls: 2 sets of 10 reps at 70lbs (current max)
Tricept Curls: 2 sets of 10 reps at 70lbs (current max)
End Weight: 301.5
Total Weight Lose: 5.5 pounds