Don’t Ignore Naysayers, Laugh At Them

Let’s say you’ve gotten into working out and one day you’re hanging out with a large group of friends, and a friend or friend of a friend says something about your weird body shape and tries to make fun of you. How do you react?

You may have thought to yourself that this kind of behavior would make you upset or angry. That’s understandable because they are being rude, but look outside the box for a moment. Think to yourself, why would they take the time to single me out and cut me down? Simply, so they can bring themselves up. 

These people can only bring themselves up by trying to bring you down, so now that you know you’re dealing with someone who has serious self esteem issues you can laugh at them. They’re so pathetic, it’s funny, and you are better than them.

Keep doing the things you love, lift, and exercise and don’t let the naysayers get you down. Try to keep negative people out of your life but if something happens and you can’t help but be around them, don’t ignore them. Just laugh at them. They’re looking for you to get upset, which is funny, because they are also making it evident that you are better than them. 

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Beginning To Squat Everyday

Today is only day 2 but I’m really excited to begin this. The concept is that training is about taking the path of most resistance and challenging yourself, and so squatting every day for a month should indeed be a challenge.

 
The article I read on this at bodybuilding.com said after a month you won’t want to stop. That might be true, but from where I am now I’ll just be happy if I raise my squat by a good chunk of weight before this month is over.

 Good luck to you on whatever your goals are, and if you’re interested in squatting every day the article is on bodybuilding.com and you can google ‘squat everyday’. Thanks for reading.

Bulk or Cut First? What Might Be The Best Transition

A lot of people like to cut their body fat down before going into a bulk buy I’ve done it the opposite way, sort of. I’ve eaten slightly above maintenance calories with all the grams of protein I need, and have noticed a dramatic change of weight all while dropping my body fat percentage. 
That’s not too say I actually lost fat, but the percentage of fat making up my total mass is much smaller due to having a lot more muscle.

During this “bulk”, I’ve noticed something that is just great and it’s helped me a lot. 

I didn’t have to make huge changes in my diet to support the huge change taking place. All I had to do was work out and exercise, and eat just a little more. It’s been a huge change and I can be comfortable with myself because I know that change is sustainable.

When I do finally cut in November, it won’t be a full on change. It will be something minor as just lowering my calories slightly below maintenance. 
Doing this bulk first and just focusing on gaining quality mass has helped me make the full lifestyle change I’ll need, but in baby steps so I’ve been learning better habits one at a time.

I can’t promise that this would work the same for you or that you would like it as much as doing a cut but that is just my testimony. This worked for me. Thanks for reading.

Kick Your Last Month’s Butt

If you can set for yourself at least one goal each month and succeed at that goal, then you are taking baby steps that will add up to giant achievements in the future. Take the time to track your results, be consistent in your training, have a plan, and do your very best while not getting discouraged if you fall of the wagon now and then. You can, and will succeed. Get it done. Beat your old records and make improvements every month.

Here is my body fat chart. I update it every sixth day of the month. Here are my results. You can do the same, maybe better. Again, I’ll say it this way, believe you can do something and do it. Get it done 😉