A lot of times I train for my mind, probably more so than I train for my body. I also train for pain. I train for anger management. I train to make sure I’m productive. I train to remain disciplined. I train to be committed about something because I’m not committed to a lot, besides personal growth, writing, poetry, education, reading and so on. I train for therapy. I train for strength and power. I train to put fear in people when they look at my gigantic arms. I train for every time I felt weak in childhood. I train and train like a locomotive.
I used to train for the pump all the freaking time when I first started training back in two-thousand and three. But this proved more for my ego and less to get me anywhere as far as gains were concerned. Again, I train more for my mind and anger management than anything else. I don’t eat good nutrition half of the time (unless I’ve made a conscious decision to do so for a lengthy period) although I would want to be more aesthetic looking at some point or other. That’s another topic however.
This ties into how, who, what, where and when someone can’t understand why I may take a cup of caffeine to my system and go sixty straight minutes of cardio only to perform sixty straight minutes of weightlifting or more to no end. They can’t understand why I do this. They’re too busy assuming I wouldn’t be growing because I have no fuel in my system. This is a load of bullshit! Of course one can grow even though you didn’t eat beforehand. What a load of crock shit!
It’s easier for someone to judge and say, “Oh this person is doing such and such wrong” as if they had all the fucking answers in the world to why you train and how you train and when you should train and whatever the fuck else. Fuck them! Half these people have never picked up a dumbbell in their life or know what polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are. So a BIG FUCK YOU TO THEM!
I like to push my mind and body to places without food or water or music at times because I don’t want to be comfortable training in only one or two ways. I don’t want to feel like I need to be on a full stomach in order to lift heavy or collect PR’s or do better rep-wise then the last time I did my routine and jot it down in my book. Why would anyone want to train comfortable all the time? How could you not long for an exit out of the comfort zone from time to time or every single time?
Many people don’t know how to mind their fucking business when it comes to you, how you train, what you eat or why you do the things YOU do. Yet they’re too busy observing everything you do because they wish they could DO what YOU do.
They wish they had the ongoing motivation, passion, desire and the discipline to do everything you’re striving to perform day in and day out. So whenever you do your own thing or turn your back on conventional methods, believe you me they are there to hunt you down waiting for the chance to lash at you and jump down your throat with how wrong they think you are because they’re a bunch of soft penises.
If you ever come across these unkind people just ignore them. They don’t do anything to assist except help to make you vent on your fitness blog like me. I’m very glad I never listened to anyone in my life. I barely care about other people’s opinions and perceptions of me. There are plenty of people who couldn’t handle my life or my fucking training. As long as I know myself, why I do the things I do and am comfortable doing what I’m doing then all is right with me and the world.
They don’t need to exist in your world if you don’t allow them to, but let them continue to observe your life and how you train because there’s no doubt about it they’re making your importance valuable in their world.