I was wanting to make a post to update all of you, my subscribers, if anyone still checks in on my blog once in a while. I wanted to be spontaneous and original, and I wanted to express myself as genuinely as possible.
I feel that this is a successful attempt at that. The title for this post, Dropping Excuses and Succeeding, happened to be a blog that I almost wrote WAYYY back in April. That’s right around the time that I quit blogging because I was working so much. I worked so many hours that, while I had a chance to write, I really just didn’t want to do that.
I put myself first the past 9 months. This website was a duty to me, a hobby, and a job. When I got a new job in March, my priorities changed. I had to pay off debts, work really hard, and figure out what to do with myself!
However, the Christian Boyles that went to work at this job was not, by any means, the Christian Boyles that worked at his previous job. Over the past few months, I’ve been told numerous times by people with much higher positions than myself that I’m very analytical. This has been a good thing for me, and their statement was a reminder of all the days I sat by myself thinking and when I wrote posts for Maxed Out Muscles.
More than anything, this website has been a place of growth for me. Having time with myself and sharing my thoughts with others, while learning better attitudes and attributes have brought me to the conclusion that I needed this site.
Since the last time I wrote I’ve went from being an inspector(temp-employee at that) to a team leader, and as of this week I have been promoted to the title of production supervisor. That brings me to the moral of the story, the whole point in writing this post, and the reason I’m here today:
It makes sense that I was moved to begin writing a post in April titled “Dropping Excuses and Succeeding” because that’s exactly what I did, and what I will continue to do in my life. It’s what I, the writer, would urge you, the reader, to do with your own life. It’s not impossible, and the success may not even be difficult, but you’re the first person you have to win over.
You’re the first person you have to win over. You’re the first person you have to convince that you’re good enough. You’ve got to take pride in yourself, affirm yourself daily as someone who will succeed, and go out and show the world what you are worth!
Along the way, people will notice and you will gain mentors. At that point, it’s important to remember that you can’t always be a talker because it’s time to listen. You listen to your mentors, push hard, and hold your head high. You can achieve anything.
I’m so glad I was making this post 7 months ago, and I’m elated that I can finish it from a place of experience. I’m finally not telling you these things out of simple faith, which is important, but from actually walking the walk and going through it!
I thought it would never come to this..
But I’m skipping leg day.
*Dun* *DUN* *DUNN*
That’s so dramatically terrible, I know. However, I worked hard today and I did stay in a caloric deficit.
One thing I am definitely proud of is the fact that I am going through with this cut and making daily progress. The funniest thing is the fact that the scale doesn’t seem to show a difference but definition on my abdominals is able to do all the talking for this cut.
Also, less puffiness in my face is nice! With a thinner face, a thinner gut, and bigger arms who needs leg day!?
Originally posted 2016-02-17 18:00:58.
Just by having positive thoughts, you can have a better chance at getting that physique you want. More than likely, if you keep your mind positive and follow up with good diet and workouts, you will achieve your physique goals.
Why is this so? Because, simply by thinking positive you are avoiding body dismorphia. I’m not saying you should stop eating right and exercising, but a lot of people struggle with beating themselves up when the scale doesn’t say what they want it to or they think in their minds that they look chubbier one day.
The truth is something like that could be caused by water retention or gained muscle. Simply stick to your diet and exercise, and don’t stress. Stay positive! There’s no better way to be.
After all, you want to enjoy every step of the way towards your end results. Whether it be bigger arms, six pack abs, or great conditioning you just need to keep your diet and exercise in check and also remember to love yourself every step of the way.
Originally posted 2015-08-20 01:59:20.