Category Archives: Gains

2016-03-02 : Lito Gains

Busy at work and was pretty tired, but made myself go to the gym. Got a nice less than an hour workout in. Pretty glad I went.

I don’t think I’ll be able to workout 3 times this week because I’m going to a wedding this weekend. Unless I go tomorrow which I’m contemplating.

Funny story, so part of my workouts is to do kettlebell crunches. Sounds easy enough right? Well for whatever reason I couldn’t do a single one. My body was like nope. I tried to do crunches normally with no weight and still didn’t work. My feet refused to stay on the ground.

I gotta talk to my trainer and find a different exercise or talk to a doctor to find out what’s wrong with me. It’s weird cause I can do Drop Off Crunches with no problem. I got so mad at myself for not being able to do. Like way way waaay too much hate towards myself.


2016-02-29 : Lito Gains

Got a new workout program. Since work is crazy busy I will go to the gym 3 times a week. I got my trainer to design me hour workouts too so I’m not there too long as well.

I did my first on today and it took me 67 mins. She knows her stuff! It’s a full body workout and my body is all sorts of good sore. I’m really happy with it. I just have to stick to it.

In other news, I’m in line for a promotion at work. I just have to make sure this client likes me. What happened was a person left our company and I got most of his clients. The one that will get me a promotion is one of our bigger clients. So the handoff to me is 60 days. If I can prove to them and my company that I’m the real deal I will get a promotion in June.

So work just went from not much to 24/7 monitor my emails and to respond to this client and others ASAP.

Hopefully by June all my hardwork will have paid off both in the gym and at the office.

2016-02-15 : Lito Adventures

Well I didn’t get to work put fully last week. Doesn’t look like I’ll be able to this week either. Work is just going to get more and more crazy. It’s all my doing too. My mom taught me how to work hard. I’m just trying to get my hands on all the projects and learn as much as I can. I’m treating it as a competition. Trying to get all the calls and fix all the problems. We are also losing one of the engineers at work so that means there will be more work for everyone. I’m trying to look on the brightside. More opportunities for me to advance.

But I also have to find the balance because I don’t want to work all the time either. I have to work out to get rid of my stress and relax. I’m going to change up my program from 5 days to 3 days. And try to shorten my workouts as well, but they will still be effective. This will give me more time to study.

At least that’s how I think it will work in theory. Hopefully I don’t use the extra time to goof off.

2016-02-10 : Lito Gains

Late night gains. Train ride should be interesting. Didn’t burn as many calories as I normally do. I guess I gotta up the weights a little bit. My body might be getting used to this stuff again.

Also the girl at the front desk asked if I wanted to have a free training session with her…. ummmm… yes? So next Wednesday I got a free training session. We will see how that goes. I didn’t want to be like oh I already got a friend who is a trainer and crush her feelings. It’s also free. So why not?

I’ve also noticed the gym is getting less crowded which is great! So much room for activities!


2016-02-09 : Lito Gains

Two days in a row. The streak is going to end this week though cause I need to visit someone after work either Weds or Thurs. But I’m hoping I get to do my 2 upper and 2 lower days this week. I haven’t done a full week yet of this new program. I feel good though and gotta stick with it.


DON’T LET YOUR DREAMS BE DREAMS. Unicorn poster, Rhino on treadmill.
More memes, etc, etc. My posting is just for myself so I can remind myself. Everyone has to find their own motivation to improve themselves whether it’s in health, work of relationships.

2016-02-08 : Lito Gains

I’m back! So I was so busy last week. I worked another 50+ hours. I gotta figure out how to streamline my job better. Still finding that balance.

Last week I got fitted for a custom suit for these weddings I’m going to in the following months, but it might not be ready for the one in March. So I rented a tux as backup. At the fitting it was pretty cool. I don’t remember being fitted as an adult for a suit. This place has a 3D body scanner that takes measurements. Then they measure you for other stuff. It felt so cool. The guy also said I should have played football cause of my size. He said I was very deceiving in size. I’m not sure if that is good or bad. I found out that my right arm is slightly longer than my left and my posture is slightly head forward.

Last weekend I went to Philly to hang out with my second family while growing up. It was their youngest 30th birthday. I went and ate a lot of food that I probably shouldn’t have had. Just more motivation for me to go to the gym. Haha.


Went to the gym today after work. Going to force myself into it again so I can get all sexy and stuff. I’ve started meal prep and it is pretty good. Allows me to just focus on other things and not worry about eating healthy cause the food is healthy.


2016-02-01 : Lito Adventures

So last week was my first full week of work at my new job. I worked like a mad person. I logged about 56 hours. This made me realize that I have no time to food prep & I need to make sure I have a flexible schedule. I had to miss a workout last week cause of long hours. This week I’m going to miss two because of other things I need to take care of.

My life is so hectic, but I’ll manage. I always find a way to get the important things done like paying my bills. I just have to find that balance again.

I took a step in that direction by ordering food for my meal prep instead of spending a bunch of time cooking it. If I had the time I would cook because it is cheaper, but I value my time more at this point. So I ordered 35 meals for a week & had a few of them tonight & they are pretty good. I ordered fromĀ Fit Fuel Prep. They seemed pretty average price & per meal is cheaper than what I would pay eating out. So hopefully in the coming weeks, I’ll find that nice balance & get into a nice routine.

2016-01-26 : Lito Adventures

What a long day. Got home around 9:40pm. Started the day at 7:30am. I was going to do some late night grocery shopping, but forgot there was 2 feet of snow on my car and sheet of protective ice under that.

I just finished brushing and cleaning most of it. I’ll hope the weather is warm enough to take care of the rest tomorrow.

It was pretty busy morning at work. The phone wouldn’t stop ringing the first hour. Then it kinda of dropped off, but I had some side projects to work on.

Today was the first day of my new workout program designed by my friend Christina. She did really well. I really felt challenged, but not to the point of giving up or felt like I was going to die.

I also burned a ton of calories.


So I’m going to have to do some Scooby math tonight to figure out my macros and how much I need to step up my intake since I’ll be burning a lot under this new program.

2016-01-15 : Lito Gains

First two weeks of work in the books. One of my bosses said good start so that means something.

Went to the gym after work to test out my blister. It’s not as bad as a few days ago, but still annoying and sore. It didn’t really limit my motion, but it limited how hard I could go.




Hopefully my blister will heal soon so I can get into shape and buy a suit for these upcoming weddings I gotta go to.

I’ve changed my diet too. For breakfast I’ll have some eggs and hash browns and hot sauce. Then for lunch and dinner I’ll have brown rice, grilled chicken, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cheddar cheese and pita chips. I’m going to try and limit my cheat meals too and if I have a cheat meal I’ll make sure I walk around to burn off those extra calories.

Might be adventuring into NYC tomorrow with a friend. If she comes to visit I’ll defiantly be having a cheat meal. If she doesn’t visit, I’ll be at home studying like a nerd.

2016-01-06 : Lito Adventures

One of my resolutions was to stop putting stuff off and just get stuff done. So I’ve been busy cleaning my apartment/room and getting rid of crap I don’t need anymore. Old clothes, old shoes, etc. Trying to live more minimalist. Organization is key since I have a small living space to work with.

Started my new job this week and so far I like it. Monday was kinda rough start cause I forgot my phone at home and then forgot my keys in the door. I ended up being 45 mins late on the first day. Today, my second day, I was 5 mins early. I just have to keep at it and find the right time to make it to work early. I will definitely start hitting the gym after work next week. The train around 5pm is brutal. I had to stand the whole way.

So going to the gym after work will hopefully eliminate that. I got some new swag for the gym.



Some new gym shoes since my old pair was pushing 3 years.

I also stepped up my meal prep game again. To eat better and to save money as well.


Still trying to find out what veggie to put in there to balance my chicken and rice diet.

I’ll still splurge and get some take out once an a while, but I gotta keep it to a minimum. Maybe I’ll treat myself to the hot fire Korean ramen to splurge. It’s really hot, but tasty.



If you like spicy foods, I’d recommend you trying it.

Well back to cleaning and organizing. Stay classy!