The bottom pic is a very quick random shot during sets today and I quite like it. It’s straight off the camera and with no filter, adobe, tan, shave and that clearly shows… HOWEVER, I like the picture and decided to dig back through my archives and find my very first back pic that I took a week into lifting. It’s exciting to know I still have the same passion I do now as I did back then, but this is not about that…
So, I compared the 2 pictures for an obvious look at when I started compared to now. From doing this I decided to type up a quick blog post (which is this) with a short explanation of how long it’s took me, why it’s took so long, and what is the point as beer and pizza are better…
How long has it took me?
Why the hell has it took 6 years?
Because I started with no knowledge at all, yet I thought I knew everything. It took me years to figure out how to lift to the best of my ability and nutrition plays part of it. I spent years changing my taste buds, shirking my stomach, learning, talking, reading, watching and so on. This all took time to process as I didn’t understand it well enough to utilise it at the point in time, but I was on the path to progression. The hardest part was diet. I never used a PT, I never took steroids.
Pizza and Beer?
I had it last week.
Granted I gave up a lot at certain points, due to taking it as serious as I could. That’s part of my journey though and I wouldn’t change it. I guess I just had to have a temporary break from things I enjoy at times. The good part is, I can relax a bit now and I hope to never sway too far wrong, as I programmed my brain to not allow it. I think my body fat will always be a subconscious issue with me.
Do I regret losing all those years for that?
If it was a chore, then maybe. Not a single day has been a chore for me to be honest. I sort of do it on auto pilot now. It’s a lifestyle. It is part of my life and 3 hours a week isn’t all that bad really…
I never want to compete again. I hate it. Although I will leave my options open. Yet if I do compete, I still hate it!