A seriously distorted image of myself, plain and simple.
Wife found out that she's had a medical condition that made her hold onto weight. A (relatively simple) change in her diet and she lost 12 lbs.
I have no medical condition that makes me hold onto fat. I was just lazy. I've been off and on for years, but something's changed. I'm serious this time.
Oh, and lifting levels out my seratonin levels, so I'm not an angry ****wad to the people I love.
Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
Fat was a reason too. Granted I still have some, but i'm no where near how out of shape I was. Drugs were never a big part for me though. Even though they did playt a factor in me getting arrested. Frankly I think getting arrested was one thing I needed. Never in my wildest dreams I thought i'd see cuffs on my hands. Also I got my own business, getting arrest considering I deal with clients in their late 30s and stuff getting arrested would look bad so I stay mostly clean by lifting. Drinking is legal in germany at 16 so I still drink occisional.
This is the first time I'm seeing this bit of info. Kudos for being proactive about it.Originally Posted by SobaAddict70
I started to improve my self-image as well as my outward image. The rest is history.
Last edited by TwiloMike; 05-03-2006 at 02:55 PM.
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Being 125 lbs sucked
Currently Recomposing... - Weight: 190 lbs | BF: ~15%
basically.Originally Posted by Jinkies
Being 400lbs sucked. I got to college and I met some guys who were very active in sports, cross-training and body-building who weren't bullys to me like in high school. They took me to the gym and showed me around and I've been hooked for the past 1.5 years.
I was obese in middle school.. ~210 5'8 and 12 years old. Told myself I wasn't going to high school a fatass... End of eighth grade into the summer I worked my ass off and got down to (at my lightest) 160. Felt great not getting made fun of anymore, my confidence skyrocketted. Also, not having to take **** from people (smaller then me) is a plus. I couldn't have even started without WBB. Thanks guys! *group hug*
6'1 - 195
Crossfit Total: Press: 135 - Squat: 315 - Deadlift: 365
Competition Lifts: Clean: 205 - Bench: 205
Started jogging after my ex-girlfriend broke up with me. Been running up-hill since.:evillaugh
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Test is test is test is test. It'll all bloat you the same! -BCC
I have ALWAYS been the smallest in every class. Whether it was height or weight, I was the smallest. So when I hit my growth spurt, I started training as well and now simply working on my physique to up my confidence and self-esteem.
I always weightlifted in the PE classes in my high school. Never pushed myself cause I didn't want to not perform for hockey (lame ****ing excuse I Know). My dad said i didn't need creatine because I already weighed enough, lol.
I was never too "fat" but most certainly overweight. The girl I was interested in tried to get me to workout, which i did never got anywhere. Mostly tried to do Arnolds workout. She went to AZ for college and was hanging out with a bunch of Frat guys. SO got my ass in shape and when she came home she was like "holy ****" what happend. Well now were together and she moved home for me!
And of course WBB helped out tons!!
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I wish I had a good story, but here goes.
My roommate started lifting/dieting and lost ~75 lbs over the course of a year. I, thinking I would be stronger than fatty, came to the gym with him. Of course, he beat my ass around like it was no one's business. We both stayed on each other's backs about diet and exercise for the better part of year. Now I'm going to keep lifting for a very long time...
At around age 16, I was maybe 5'7" and the (older) girl I liked was easily an inch or more taller than me. This is a problem, especially considering the fact that my mom is 5'2", my dad is 5'2", and everyone in my family is < 5'6".
Girl moves to Indiana for her senior year, makes new guy friends. This pushes me.
Girl graduates, moves to Dallas for college, and is now hanging out with college guys as little old me works on my highschool science project. This pushes me even more.
Girl moves back here. I get bigger, and at age 18 am now about 5'10" 190lbs and growing.
Anyone else noticing the common girl, size, overweight factors? We are a bunch of insecure losers
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not any more, this is why 'we' are here; time for changes. outnumberOriginally Posted by JaredG
Now you can spend your time making others insecure...
Ah, the circle of life.
no good story here. just tired of being a scrawny little bastard. now its just something i really enjoy.
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I've worked out on and off since I was a teenager, it has been about 3 years since I hit the wieghts though.
Anyway I knew this girl for a couple of years we started talking, and she opened up my heart ( the first girl to do so in 5 years ) then she got scared and cut me off, I was drinking and partying to much, I had gained 34 pounds that year, and I was generally depressed big time. I sat up one night and could not sleep and I thought about my life long and hard. I got up the next moarning, called my friend who used to be a personal trainer ( she just moved back and got a member ship at the gym I go to ) and said lets go workout. That was at the end of Nov 2005, I've never looked back since. I've lost 38 pounds so far, and am doing for me for once in my life, not for anybody else. Im am extremly dedicated and will make the gym a part of my life until the day that I die.
Originally Posted by JaredG
****, you put on 3 inches just from lifting? That's inspirational.
My initial motivation?
I was studying abroad in Sweden and given the abundance of girls that were my type (blond and blue eyes), I wanted to improve my chances with them (Given what I know now, that's fairly silly.) I was also 20 at the time and figured I had more potential to 'look good' at that age than I would ever again. Also, I'd been brainwashed by a steady diet of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies to believe that that is what a man should look like.
My motivations are quite different now.
We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesnít realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.
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Yea, i'd never want to be 100% pure muscle like schwanger. I want to be strong, and buff, but not to any extermes.
I can't say that just lifting made me grow three inches. Puberty and getting older had something to do with it. I had a few growth spurts(sp?)Originally Posted by PeterGriffin
But, lifting does allow me to eat much more than I ever could before and drink 1/2 gallon or gallon of milk per day. I definitely think its true that a healthier diet and exercise will make you grow. I think that is why the average height goes up with every generation.
Hmmm, I'm with you guys... it seems to all boil down to personal trouble, girls, or personal insecurity. But we're the ones making the difference in our lives...
Personally, I was tired of feeling "wimpy" and wanted to take control of one aspect of my life amidst a sea of personal changes on other fronts. I started lifting with Special K and haven't looked back since. Booyah.
25 years old, 5'10''
Back in the States to get hayooooge!
- Weigh a healthy and active 170-180, healthy mind and body
- Dunk a basketball (hey a man can have big dreams huh)
- Swim 2-3x/week and become a better swimmer
My dad has been lifting for as long as I can remember but I never started lifting until I was 14 unfortunately. I was also a little bit stalky for most of my life. Now my life is based around my workout schedule. When i'm not working out i'm eating, or planning my next meal.
I've noticed that when i'm not doing the above things my life consists of smiling and nodding haha.
22 y/o, 6'1, ~205 lbs
I did not want to be small and weak. I'm far from strong and huge now, but I am definately in better shape. Lifting gave me a more structured life. This is so much more than a hobby. Will never look back.
3/27/06 - 150lb, 17.8% BF
8/23/06 - 153lb, N/A BF
Lifts and PRs
Dead 215x4 (4/24/06), 255x1 (5/22/06), 295x1 (8/23/06), 315x1 (11/24/06)
Squat 185x4 (4/19/06), 235x3 (5/31/06), 275x1 (8/21/06), 315x1 (10/25/06)
Bench 135x5 (4/24/06), 160x3 (5/22/06), 145x3 (8/23/06)
"Deadlift is like my girlfriend. She pisses me off at times, but i still love her." - DNL
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