I last competed in bodybuilding in October last year. Last year was the first time moving up to the open light heavyweight class. After that, I took a little time off to do a lot of traveling the last two months of the year and to enjoy the holidays. With the new year, it is time to get going again full force in the gym to make improvements. Plans often evolve as work and life intervene or progress is moving faster or slower. My thought for 2017 is to compete towards the end of the year (perhaps the 2017 NPC Texas State in November) in order to have a longer off-season to try to put on some additional mass. Moving up in class inevitably means being on the lower end of the weight boundary for the class. Additional weight would help get me closer to the middle of the weight range in the class. So, this blog positing will be updated periodically to see how the road to compete is progressing.