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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.


Wake up.

Now go to work.

Eat well.

Now go to the gym.

Go back home.

Go to bed.

Go back to work.

It’s the cycle that we all go through daily.  I’m not complaining, but I plan to take advantage of all of my days off.

I really do love my job.  I love doing paperwork, I love writing, and I love organization.  I love taking care of those things.  However, after a long week of working on those things, I feel the urge to dive deep into..

The Maxed Out Muscles website.  I want to blog and share stories, share information, and help anyone interested in reading.  I’ve been working with my buddy, and coworker on the Maxed Out Muscles project, Jake and we’ve tried to add a lot of functionality to the site.

Now, when you go to the home page there will be a directory to different categories.  Now you can find virtually any interest you may have that I have written about!  Topics are limited, so I suppose that wouldn’t be anything, but on the home page you will see that I have information on Crohn’s Disease, fitness, motivation, and I have my blogs.

Here is an image of it if you got here through the WordPress app:

As you can see, I have to work on a couple things with the categories on top showing up twice or being misspelled. However, that will all be fixed later today. I hope you enjoy the website.

I hope you enjoy the site as it continues to come a long way and feel free to download the Maxed Out Muscles app on the Google play store.

Originally posted 2016-04-23 13:08:41.