I thought I’d slip in here one more time before the month of May ended to wrap everything up and tie together some loose ends. These past couple of weeks have flown by, what with everything going on, so I think it’s only appropriate that I slow down for a second here and highlight some thoughts/happenings of mine. I’ll cover both fitness and non-fitness related topics below; I apologize in advance if it seems a little ADD. I’m just going to start rambling here so bear with me. (more…)
Archive for month: May, 2012
This past three-day weekend, I got zero work done. I’m sure I’m not alone in this no-productivity boat when I say this, but the temptation to relax and just have some fun was too great. I had unread e-mails sitting in my inbox, projects that were being neglected, papers unwritten, and phone calls unreturned – but I just couldn’t bring myself to care. Bahh, I’ll do it all on Tuesday, I told myself. And before I could dwell on my decision for too long and let the guilt sink in, I scuttled off to social event after social event, double-fisting beers and chowing down on burnt Bratwursts. Oh yeah, and last night? I had animal crackers for dinner. With a side of half of a chocolate bar.
Some of you fitness zealots may be sitting there at your computers with your mouths agape, sheer horror written all over your faces. I might as well have committed murder what with all my blasphemous behavior, no? How irresponsible of me to allow myself to be lazy, imbibe liberally, and consume a meal with no protein. (What about all my gainz, you guyz?!) Yes, I can understand the sentiment; I would have thought the same thing just a few years ago. The control freak in me would have never allowed myself to indulge in any sort of capacity.
Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. In fact, you were warned time and time again that it was going to be hard. And there would be times when you’d want to give up and stop trying so damn hard. That you’d be betrayed, lied to, rejected, cheated on, and stabbed in the heart. That even your most trusted allies would turn around and abandon you without so much as a second glance back.
Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been eerily quiet for the better part of the month, and I apologize for that. Times have been hard as of late, and I’ve been unable to produce quality writing. But I believe I’ve found my groove again and I’m more than excited to be back. I learned a few things over the past couple of months that I wish to share with you today.
There was once a time when I believed everything I read online. Someone’s blog would tell me that training regimen Bingo Bango Bongo coupled with supplements x, y, and z yielded them killer results, and I’d go running to the nearest store with the names of said items scribbled on a piece of paper. In the middle of processing my order online for protein powder, an ad would entice me to buy the newest fat-blasting miracle product for just a few more dollars – and click, into my shopping cart it would go. Because if someone was telling me that such-and-such was true, then obviously that must have been the case, correct?
The supplement industry has no ulterior motive. Its aim is to provide customers with accurate, reliable information and deliver honest, effective results. Its mission is to help individuals shed fat, pile on gobs of muscle, and push and pull ungodly numbers in the gym, all the while feeling fabulous. Take this pill three times a day and you’ll burn 3lbs of fat overnight; throw this powder into your shake and you’ll be the next Ronnie Coleman. Monetary profit is far from its primary concern.