Transformation Tuesday ~ Bulking makes me sad…

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!

I am one week into my cyclical lean bulk, and I’ve already gained a pound and a half toward my four-pound goal. I’m not going to lie and say it’s all flowers and rainbow-farting unicorns. This is hard. Mentally mostly. Sure eating more food is awesome! Watching all my lines disappear within days is so not awesome. And it’s messing with me a little. Thank goodness this is only a three-week bulk.

But on the other side of the spectrum, I had some killer workouts in the last week. My strength has increased, energy has improved, my focus in all aspects of life has been better, and if this works and I do add an entire pound of muscle in five weeks, it’ll all be worth it.

So as hard as it is to post pictures while feeling like a big poof ball here you go! This is what a pound and a half on a five-foot-four frame looks like.


Y’all have a fabulous Tuesday!!!

Check back in next week for even more puffy pictures! LOL


Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!