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Yano

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You will laugh but women who go to my church, a lot of the women in their 30s, 40s and 50s, look damn good. It's what use to be an old farm town so maybe has something to do with it. The ones I'm talking about look like they are in some sort of shape, whether its just working hard and eating good good or what I don't know. Genetics, working hard at something, working out, eating clean all count. I also think if your work is something you get satisfaction/personal reward from probably helps. In other words, having purpose helps.
There is something to be said about country living to be sure. Keeps ya healthier and more active.

This is northern Maine so its a lot of potato and dairy farms up here , huge tracts of paper company land so there are tons of guys that work in the woods and on lumberjack crews.

Guys in their 40s n 50s from the neck down still look solid as fuck and no one you'd want to lock on to with out a damn good reason.Never touched a weight in their life some of them , never walked in a gym but bull fucking strong.

Wrestle around a 50lb chainsaw all day in full gear on the side of a damn mountain , go home and eat a couple pounds of Venison and taters Mommas home made biscuits n gravy ,, huge glass of milk or two and then ,, do it all again tomorrow like it's nothing.

Always wondered what sort of numbers these guys could put up on the platform.
 
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I was having thoughts about the instant gratification the last couple of days and I'm trying to fix my focus on enjoying the journey again. I mean enjoying the pain like I used to although there will be no brain splitting pressures that I used to love. Embracing the grind each rep each set with the realization that it will add up that the changes are almost invisible along the way especially as early on in the comeback as I am. It's cathartic to have a group of brothers and sisters such as we have here who understand the grind and share whatever comes along that's noteworthy just like this thread. I greatly appreciate being back here and I'm embracing the journey far more then when I was attempting to do it alone.
When I stop enjoying grinding ,, when I feel ,,, bored with what im doing like its routine or I think I deserve something out of what im doing ... I go back to this every time and it helps ground me and bring me back to reality.

 
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There is something to be said about country living to be sure. Keeps ya healthier and more active.

This is northern Maine so its a lot of potato and dairy farms up here , huge tracts of paper company land so there are tons of guys that work in the woods and on lumberjack crews.

Guys in their 40s n 50s from the neck down still look solid as fuck and no one you'd want to lock on to with out a damn good reason.Never touched a weight in their life some of them , never walked in a gym but bull fucking strong.

Wrestle around a 50lb chainsaw all day in full gear on the side of a damn mountain , go home and eat a couple pounds of Venison and taters Mommas home made biscuits n gravy ,, huge glass of milk or two and then ,, do it all again tomorrow like it's nothing.

Always wondered what sort of numbers these guys could put up on the platform.
Sounds like where I’m from. Cut wood for heat, farm, plant gardens, haul hay as kids. Made you appreciate the things that you had.
 
Yohimbe

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Those dam camera filters have got me more than once! You show up & they look so much different than their pics you can’t even pick them out of a crowd.
LOL! Yep, they got me more than I'd like to admit. Some of them are too good. I'll show up, walk in and stand right next to her wondering where she is.
 
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You will laugh but women who go to my church, a lot of the women in their 30s, 40s and 50s, look damn good. It's what use to be an old farm town so maybe has something to do with it. The ones I'm talking about look like they are in some sort of shape, whether its just working hard and eating good good or what I don't know. Genetics, working hard at something, working out, eating clean all count. I also think if your work is something you get satisfaction/personal reward from probably helps. In other words, having purpose helps.
So true, I completely agree bro. Lots of people are so miserable with their work. I was that way for a long time, so I can definitely relate. I think work and life satisfaction probably play a big role alongside staying active and a good diet. There are so many people out there who are miserable in their day to day life, especially when it comes to their job. We live in such a connected world now, with the long hours and endless to-do lists, it's hard to disconnect from it all and easy to put yourself on the back burner.

On a side note, it sounds like I'll be moving to an old farm town soon and switching churches. ;)
 
genetic freak

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Thanks fellas, I was good looking when I was young. All the years of abuse to my body have accumulated into a Frankenstein like appearance. Really, I don't care about that. Crooked nose and a misshapen eye all add character in my estimation.

It was just shocking to have that realization hit me that I got old as hell. I visited my folks this weekend. They are in their mid 80s and my mom is very frail with early dementia, my dad is better but he has stopped caring about his body and gained 20 lbs. He was always so fit and athletic.

I just hope that I can be functional and healthy when I am old. We work so hard for retirement only to be old and cannot enjoy it like when we were young. That's life.

I am just gonna keep fit, and attempt to maintain my body like a classic car. Drive it easy, lots of maintenance, but sometimes you got to blow the carbon out and rip on it to keep it running well. Do you think that some people go into conservation mode when they get old and just stop doing things to "save" their bodies from wear and tear? IMO that gets you old fast.
Well you like getting punched in the face for fun, so looking like Frankenstein comes with the territory. At least you have a face that most guys will look at and think, I probably don't want to fuck with that guy.

As far as the aging and conservation mode. I don't think it is just an aging issue. People tend to get comfortable and stop pushing themselves. They forget in order to grow mind, body and spirit you have to give 100% every day. Your 100% yesterday is not good enough for today, as you should have grown. There will be days where giving 100% is easy and there will be days where life drags you through the mud and giving 100% seems like the most difficult thing in the world. It is those days it is most important, as it is on those days you will grow the most.

I deal with people every day who make excuses, bring up all the obstacles in their life. Their obstacles define them. They never progress, because as soon as they encounter an obstacle it derails them. Instead of them tackling the obstacle, going over it or finding a way around it they just stop or turn around. It truly pisses me off.
 
Glycomann

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Well you like getting punched in the face for fun, so looking like Frankenstein comes with the territory. At least you have a face that most guys will look at and think, I probably don't want to fuck with that guy.

As far as the aging and conservation mode. I don't think it is just an aging issue. People tend to get comfortable and stop pushing themselves. They forget in order to grow mind, body and spirit you have to give 100% every day. Your 100% yesterday is not good enough for today, as you should have grown. There will be days where giving 100% is easy and there will be days where life drags you through the mud and giving 100% seems like the most difficult thing in the world. It is those days it is most important, as it is on those days you will grow the most.

I deal with people every day who make excuses, bring up all the obstacles in their life. Their obstacles define them. They never progress, because as soon as they encounter an obstacle it derails them. Instead of them tackling the obstacle, going over it or finding a way around it they just stop or turn around. It truly pisses me off.
Sorry GF. I didn't give 100% yesterday. Sunday I gave 110% and my knee and foot felt like I needed an amputation at mid-thigh. So Monday I worked all day, went to the car dealer, bought a car, went home, ate 150 g Carbs, 130 g protein and 33 g fat, played with the granddaughter and then went to my basement gym and did 6 sets of bench, 6 sets of pull downs, 6 sets of belted squats and called it a day. This morning my knee and shoulder are clicking.
 
Friggemall

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On a side note, some gay dude was hitting on me in Aldi's last weekend:rolleyes: He approached me asking how I had such a great tan, lol. I kept it short, but respectful, and then walked off mid-sentence as to look like I was in a hurry to get somewhere.

Women 0 , Men 1

That's my world over the past few weeks:(
So in other words, you were in the restroom looking in the mirror too. LOL

Trolling Aldi's in your Richard Simmons shorts pretending to shop. LOL
 
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I really feel like I've aged since October of last year when I stopped training after competing at Legion Sports Fest and any kind of nutrition plan until this last few weeks. My face & skin have aged IMO, I'm 63 now. I've started back now and I see it and fell it but I'll be damned if I'm throwing in the towel now. My plan is to go out doing Pittsburgh Pro, NY Pro, Chicago Pro, Tampa Pro and maybe one or two more like St. Pete, Miami or Texas and go out having done them all and having fun at it.
The one thing I've noticed these last three years is people telling me how much I resemble my dad now. In the last 7 months I've noticed that when I give facial expressions, have reactions and sh*t, even getting up and walking around, I look, act and resemble my dad and while at first I thought "damn I'm aging fast" to being proud that I'm resembling my hero and mentor...my dad, and I love & embrace that.
 
genetic freak

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Sorry GF. I didn't give 100% yesterday. Sunday I gave 110% and my knee and foot felt like I needed an amputation at mid-thigh. So Monday I worked all day, went to the car dealer, bought a car, went home, ate 150 g Carbs, 130 g protein and 33 g fat, played with the granddaughter and then went to my basement gym and did 6 sets of bench, 6 sets of pull downs, 6 sets of belted squats and called it a day. This morning my knee and shoulder are clicking.
Well you can't give more than you have. Haha. In all seriousness, as long as you give 100% of what you can that day that is all that matters. There will be times where you are not firing on all cylinders, but you still need to go 60 mph. It just means you will have a little higher RPMs that day. Far less efficient, but you still got the job done and gave all that you could. If you pushed to 70 mph like normal, you may have thrown a rod. No point in doing that.
 
Glycomann

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I really feel like I've aged since October of last year when I stopped training after competing at Legion Sports Fest and any kind of nutrition plan until this last few weeks. My face & skin have aged IMO, I'm 63 now. I've started back now and I see it and fell it but I'll be damned if I'm throwing in the towel now. My plan is to go out doing Pittsburgh Pro, NY Pro, Chicago Pro, Tampa Pro and maybe one or two more like St. Pete, Miami or Texas and go out having done them all and having fun at it.
The one thing I've noticed these last three years is people telling me how much I resemble my dad now. In the last 7 months I've noticed that when I give facial expressions, have reactions and sh*t, even getting up and walking around, I look, act and resemble my dad and while at first I thought "damn I'm aging fast" to being proud that I'm resembling my hero and mentor...my dad, and I love & embrace that.
Me too brother. It's an honor to carry that torch on..
 
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