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    Re: It can be done

    Quote Originally Posted by Orange24 View Post
    Pics for the fam any day!!

    Iíll say this; I remember my first day with a trainer. He asked me to do 10 push ups to warm up. I couldnít do 2. This is a true story. I literally could not do 2 push ups. I couldnít have been skinner. Obviously this is why I was there in the first place.

    I told him I just really needed to gain 10 lbs. Well I gained 10 lbs in like the first month and we all know how that goes; ďI donít look differentĒ

    Took me a while to look jacked, probably a decade.

    I did a push up contest and a pull up contest last year. I won both. I quit at 100 push ups because the previous dude had 88.

    And I did 45 pull ups. Not chin ups lol. No one came close. Iíll say that was fun.

    It feels good to not be that skinny kid anymore though. But with all that said, I thought Iíd feel way better about myself when I finally looked awesome naked and jacked at the beach. I always wanted that, and now that I look decent, it doesnít feel like I thought it would. Donít get me wrong, itís more comfortable than uncomfortable. But what happens on the inside is what produces what I was looking for all those years. Itís what Iím still looking for, and what Iím working towards.

    Iíve worked way harder for my mental health as an adult than I EVER would have imagined. A lot caught up to me about 5 years ago. Panic attacks started and I had no idea what was happening. Trust me, I can rep out 305 more times than anyone at my gym but I couldnít lace up my shoes or walk down a flight of stairs without trembling or even crying during that season. All hell broke loose.

    I had my wife, a team, an army Iíll call them, there with me, reminding me Iíd find my way home again. I needed major support. OD was in conversation with me everyday as well, a time Iíll never forget. I was teaching at the time giving lectures in front of hundreds of people per day. It couldnít have felt more impossible to get up everyday. I remember watching my hands shake all day writing on the white board, I could barely type, and even talking wasnít fluid for me. And for those who know me, communication is by far my greatest skill. Like I said, my life came unglued.

    Maybe one day Iíll post more on the topic but for now, know that mental gains will always supersede the physical gains. Itís a lot harder to stay calm and collected for me than it is to go train my ass off. We can all get jacked and tan, but can we fully live, be content, not worry about tomorrow and breathe a little deeper? Well, my aim is to do so, and most days itís still tough.

    All love

    O


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    Re: It can be done

    You look great O! Good beginner story.

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    Congrats on your journey brother, both physically and mentally. An inspiration to others for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    Ltyson

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    Re: It can be done

    Look great.

    Height? Weight?

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    Re: It can be done

    Quote Originally Posted by JRam View Post
    Look great.

    Height? Weight?
    5í8 185

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    Looking solid.

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