Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quick update and random musings

It's been quite a few days since my last post, life has been busy but I just wanted to drop in with a quick update...

I started implementing the changes Joe gave me over the weekend and I'm already feeling positive about my progress. With just a slight tweak in carbs and cardio, I am feeling tighter and looking clothes are fitting a bit differently and even though I didn't need to check in, I did take a quick peek at the scale (shhhh!) and it's moving! One slight change I made was drastically cutting my artificial sweeteners. I did not cut them completely, but I did cut back...If I use too much, they fuck with my body. It's only been a few days, but I can already tell a difference. My diet, training and cardio have all been 100% on point, so I'm excited to see where things will be as I check in this weekend.

I also wanted to take a moment and ramble about some things bouncing around in my head...

One of the things that drives me absolutely batty is when people tell me they wish they had my motivation or they want me to help motivate them...the worst is when people tell me they feel "sorry" for me that I am on a 'diet' or 'have' to go to the gym. I do what I do cause I LOVE it, bodybuilding is my passion...that's OK if it's not yours, it's not for everyone. I get my ass in the gym and train, I count/weigh and measure everything I eat..I will do whatever is necessary in order to reach my goals because it's important to me, it's what I love to do. Whatever you chose to do in life, you have to have the genuine desire, the fire inside of YOU to go after it...motivation and encouragement from others, while it's great to have, it will not keep you going if you don't have it within yourself first. I am VERY fortunate to have a solid foundation of supportive people around me, people who care for me, believe in me and want me to succeed but when it comes down to it, if I don't have the passion and the drive for amount of cheerleading is going to get me there. Yes, there are days where I would rather stick a fork in my eye than do cardio or days where I just wanna eat whatever I want and not count a fuckin macro but in the end, nobody is MAKING me do this, I hold no obligations to anyone other than the person looking back at me in the mirror. I am motivated by my love of the sport and my desire to be MY best and that fire and motivation comes from my heart.

Find your love, your passion and follow it!
and with that, I'll leave you this little diddy....


  1. Although I am always glad to hear your training and diet are getting you where you are trying to go, I always enjoy reading your “rants” (whatever you want to call them). This one in particular is extra great. You nailed it, as there is nothing on this planet, short of a gun to the head, that is going to give someone drive and desire if they do not want it for themselves. I have had many people telling me recently, “Wow, you have lost a lot of weight” (I would rather hear something like, “Wow, Are you on steroids?” :) ) Then they ask me how I did it and I tell them about my workouts and how I stopped eating junk. They usually get a disappointed look on their face and just reply, “Oh?!?” I guess they were hoping I was going to tell them there was some fairy running around granting weight loss or I was on some magical cupcake diet. Sorry to disappoint. I have even had people who want to work out with me, which has become a major turn-off for me as without fail they will go with me for a week and then stop. I am tired of hearing people when they say, “I really want ”. All I can say is, “Really, I can tell you want to get in shape as I watch you chow down on that double quarter pounder with cheese. Oh sorry I didn’t know that was a diet soda you were drinking. My bad.” Anyways, I digress. SO many people are running around with achievable goals, but are doing nothing to achieve them. So they have to ask themselves, “How bad do I really want this?” It’s not often someone just hands you your goals, you have to work for them. You have to enjoy living this type of lifestyle, or at least love the benefits over the other option. Most people just can’t stick with it long enough to see the true results or benefits. It’s a shame, but then again that leaves the squat rack open for me.

    Another great update and awesome song to close it out. Keep it up!

    1. I'm glad you enjoy my ranting..I just fly off at the mouth sometimes LOL!
      As you know, I don't mind helping people out and giving advice...If I can save someone from all the mistakes I've made, thats awesome BUT, I dont like wasting my time. I HATE when people want to go to the gym with me, I am on a mission there, I dont just go through the motions and it pisses me off when someone is there cause they are "supposed" to be and arent putting REAL effort in..I think it's disrespectful to me and my time. I admire you and your drive for the sport so much, against all odds you've managed to make the best of whatever situation you are in or where ever in the world you happen to never make excuses, you just get shit done and I have fed off of that for a long time.

      I dont expect everyone to love what I do, or have any desire to take it on in their own life but find SOMETHING you love, put effort into something that matters to you...A life without a passion just isnt worth living.