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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!




Why Limit Yourself

When I started blogging, I thought I was going to talk about fitness all of the time.  Looking back, that was silly!  I’ll admit that, too, because I had just started working out but I realize I started the blog as kind of a way of making a chronological blog for fitness.  It’s a way of sharing with  you the trial and error as I attempt to define my body and define myself.

“..I attempt to define my body and define myself.”

With that in mind, I think that it’s actually a pretty cool idea!  However, I also like to talk about Crohn’s Disease and other autoimmune disorders.  I also like to talk about nutrition and I like making “Join the Discussion”‘s about nearly anything, and I love blogging about random events.

..so, in retrospect, I think I had a good idea but I was totally limiting myself.

I realized that moving forward as I added more categories.  Now, with the new webpage, I am hoping that you can easily navigate to any part of Maxed Out Muscles that you’d enjoy the most.  I hope you enjoy it!

Home page is now completed with better navigation.
Home page is now completed with better navigation.


Originally posted 2016-04-24 14:15:30.

Breaking In On Leg Day

I’ve been taking a few days off to relax. It’s really helped me feel like I have some control over my time, and it’s helped me keep calm through the week.

However, there’s a time to relax and a time to work hard and today was one of the latter times. I got back from my weekend and went on to work out on legs.  I didn’t do a lot for squats but substituted some leg presses and some isolation exercises.

I feel that they are important, and ALSO I’ve noticed that my back has been hurting a lot more lately. It’s my personal belief that proper squats will help me with that by increasing my core stability and strength.

With that all being said, I enjoyed my time off but hitting the gym can be a lot more productive for multiple reasons.


Originally posted 2016-02-24 18:24:49.