For those that read last month’s entry, welcome back. For those that are new to #OperationIdris, welcome. You can check out the previous entries here. I’m gonna keep it one hunna from the jump. May was tragic! The featured image says it all. To me, no real progression – dare I say regressed? What should have been a month of might mysteriously meandered into a month of misery. Momentum became momentary. Bein’ the second planned month of the PPL split, the idea was to go out with a bang before I switched up. The gym can be monotonous so I find switchin’ not only “shocks the muscles” as the legend Arnie once quoted, but variance is good for the pysche. Doin’ the same thing over ‘n’ over can send you crazy! ‘N’ loopy I became. This month, I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Month 5.

In April, somethin’ occurred to me. If I kept trainin’ at my current trajectory (Mon-Sat), I was gonna hit Day 1 Hunna in May. Realisin’ this, I made a mental note to do a celebratory ‘pat-on-the-back’ 1RM session on chest ‘n’ deadlift (on the aforementioned 100th day), to ascertain my strength on the current PPL split. But like life, things don’t always go accordin’ to plan. In Week 18, I was hit with low motivation on all fronts resultin’ in 5 consecutive days missed – my worst since the Operation’s inception. However, there’s always a silver linin’. After Thursday’s (16/5) gruellin’ second session, I unlocked my phone, opened my notes, logged the calories burned on the cross trainer and checked it off as completed. Then it hit me. The followin’ day, Friday 17th, aka the world’s most delayed Christmas do, would coincide with my 100th day. I beamed. This week, I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Day 100 – Rudding Park.

Afternoon all. I’ll be honest from the jump, we won’t be here for long. This is what i’ll refer to as a ‘much ado about nothin’ post. No real motive per se other than to state I decided to buy a domain independent of IBTC wherein I can share material conducive to me on a personal level. But, we know the waffle can be dripped in syrup ‘n’ served with melted chocolate so kick back. We may end up in a food coma regrettin’ we stayed too long, or it may be a quick in ‘n’ out. No face. No …

For those that read last week’s entry, welcome back. For those that are new to #OperationIdris, welcome. You can check out the previous entries here. Let’s jump in with a lil anecdote. So boom, I was at Pana start of April kickin’ back in the booth as per ‘longside Cee whilst he was spinnin’ riddim. Anyways I was mindin’ my own business when I felt a tap on my back. Spun roun’ ‘n’ it was my boy Waqy who I haven’t seen for a few months (‘pre op’). After we do the usual: “what u sayin’ big man?”“how’s the family?”, he says to me: “I knew it was you coz u was in the booth, but bro, your back’s gone big ya know!” I laughed ‘n’ humbly accepted the compliment. Here’s how compliments work with me – I never know how to take them in grace. I’m a tad awkward at times. Also, though I have pictures documentin’ the progress, I don’t see it on a day to day. I consciously ‘n’ constantly compare my physique, mentality ‘n’ work-rate to those I hold in high regard. It’s a never endin’ rat race. You wanna be in that upper echelon, they’re already ahead. Inspirations are what keeps us motivated. This week, I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Month 4.

For those that read last week’s entry, welcome back. For those that are new to #OperationIdris, welcome. You can check out the previous entries here. For those that have been with me since the inception, I know what you’re thinkin’: “where’s the feature image?” Here’s the truth. It didn’t occur to me until March to turn this into a blog post series. Luckily, I’ve been takin’ progress pics from the off. However, I decided to get fancy ‘n’ did an Insta gif upload instead coz you know, why not? I actually tried to use the gif as a feature image but computer said no. A gif isn’t an image after all. Anyhow, this week, I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Month 3.

For those that read last week’s entry, welcome back. For those that are new to #OperationIdris, welcome. You can check out the previous entries here. So, after a relatively successful first month back in the Church of Gainz where I adopted the ‘Bro-split’ method to ease my way back in, I decided to change the split. I felt I could do more. Though infrequent, I have been liftin’ for a while. “Your body can handle more than this – push yourself”, I said mentally. So I did. This week, I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Month 2

For those that read last week’s entry, welcome back. For those that are new to #OperationIdris, you can check out the first entry here. To quickly recap, last week was essentially a ‘brief’ introduction about my journey so far in the ‘Church of Gainz’ (aka the gym). There’s been incredible highs. There’s been incredulous lows. But, through it all, I always somehow managed to stay true to the faith. Once you’ve been baptised in the sweat of pain, you’re now part of the fellowship of ordained lifters. There’s no convertin’. This week, I introduce to you: #OperationIdris – Month 1.