I know I'm not alone when I say that there have been many times when I've sat down, shaken my head, and wished my dieting day had gone better. That's not to say I'm dieting 365 out of the year; in fact, the majority of the time, I'm either maintaining my weight and focusing on performance goals temporarily or I'm intentionally putting on some muscle mass. But I'm human. I certainly don't condone using that as an excuse for folks to slack off and give half-assed effort in their endeavors. Try as we might, however, it's neither realistic nor healthy to expect to be perfect 100% of the time.
"Go hard or go home" is not really a philosophy I live by anymore. [Tweet "I think the absolute-or-nothing mentality has a tendency to set people up for failure."] Instead, I maintain high standards but allow plenty of space for flexibility in my life.
Jeff O'Connell, editor-in-chief of Bodybuilding.com, contacted me last month and asked me to be a contributing writer for their team. My jaw was on the floor. ON THE FLOOR! This has been one of my dreams for a while, and it's surreal for me to say that I'm now on the homepage of bodybuilding.com for the second time. The first was a transformation feature; this time, it's a real article of mine!
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