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Dropping Excuses and Succeeding

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.

My new car.  I love it!
My new car. I love it!

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!




It Is All About That Pump

Hey all!

I, of course, was working out today as I do every day and it went great! Not just good, not fine, not interesting, but great! As I said yesterday and several days before, my numbers just keep going up and not on the scale.

Let’s talk about that.

I want my numbers to go up. I want to bench press 225 lbs for reps, I want to squat 315 lbs for reps, and I want to deadlift 405 lbs for reps. Of course, by reps I mean 10 reps. I don’t want to do two, four, six, or eight. I am going for ten and that is just the way I want things to be!

I’ve struggled and had my ups and downs with my lifting hobby. I started by getting gung-ho, diving into all kinds of bro-science-y, half-baked advice on the Internet. I went on to form my own opinions. I started as insecure and dejected. I went on to..

Well..I’m certainly not as insecure, but that’s just the nature of the beast. I started working out with a whole lot of nothing and a slightly high body fat percentage. Now my body fat percentage is about the same but I have a lot more muscle added to my frame. I can only continue my cutting season and amaze myself over the course of these next few months.

Which was the goal and direction for today’s workout: “Keeping my numbers up and my body fat down.”

I immediately went in and lifted my highest six rep weight for eight reps and then did my other exercises slow. I lifted slow, and heavy, and focused on the contractions and negative portions of my lifts.

I was only worried about that pump.

A guy I know from a town close over, I suppose I’d say a buddy of mine, was there and actually reminded me to focus on the pump. I immediately took his advice and worked out hard tonight. Needless to say, I got my pump. My chest, my forearms, and my deltoids are thanking me for it!


Arnold’s documentary Pumping Iron
I remembered that it was all about that pump, so I remembered that Armold mentioned that in his documentary titled “Pumping Iron”.

Check it out, and keep on doing your best! 

Originally posted 2016-02-15 19:38:17.

Site Was Down and New PRs

I have good news and bad news! Which one do you want to hear first?

haha. I know I hate that question because of the “bad news” but I honestly have to say that this isn’t too bad, albeit a little inconvenient. I’ll just get right to the bad news since I’m basically writing to myself 😉

My site has been down! That has absolutely sucked. However, I have it back up and running beautifully and I am happy to have it again. That being said, the bad news may be good news and I hope you’ve stayed with me.

On the flip side, I am ecstatic! I’m so happy that I have been hitting all kinds of new personal records. I am much farther along in my squats and deadlifts.

With that being said, I am proud to say that I am losing weight and achieving my goals. I hope I haven’t come off as bragging, but I suppose every once in a while we need to pay ourselves on the back. I’m just happy to do this on my own little corner of the Internet.

Originally posted 2016-02-14 20:30:58.