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Mission Statement .. NO BS [DAY1] Back & Shoulders .. NO BS [DAY2] Torso & Legs .. NO BS [DAY3] Chest & Arms
Saturday, May 9, 2015
The #SelfieSaturday Project - I Am a Bodybuilder
Aside from the obvious fact that I need to get better at taking selfies, I do my first #SelfieSaturday with no shirt on for a reason. This is the last day of packing calories, and I start my next diet cycle today. In order to discredit a few myths about "bulking" and "bodybuilding" in general I am willing to show you all what I look like when I am not wearing the right clothes, getting the right light and looking my best.
I know there are two maybe three camps looking at this picture right now. "I don't think you look overweight," is the first one, "I don't think you look like a bodybuilder," is another one, and the last one is probably wondering why I am so full of myself. The fact is I am all of these things and none of these things all at the same time. I am overweight, since I weighed in at 169 yesterday and I weighed in at 160 two months ago. I am a bodybuilder because I lift weights on a near religious schedule to put on body mass, and I am full of myself because I am #$%^ing awesome.
I am also none of those things if you look at it another way. 169 lbs in most people's book for a 5' 8" guy with a 32" waist is not overweight. I definitely don't look freakish like the people who walk around saying they are a bodybuilder, and there are enough people out there to confirm that I am not #$%^ing awesome. (but #$%^ the haters anyway) I originally started taking a picture of myself every Saturday and posting it back in October so that I could be honest about how I actually looked and work on myself. I proved that I could improve, and now I am in the process of proving that I can bulk, and cut for summer just like a normal bodybuilder.
See me next week ...
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)