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Visualization for motivation; Check out the new products page.

Monday, October 11, 2004 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

October
11
2004

This past Saturday morning Lisa’s mom came over to visit and go shopping with Lisa. I was just finishing my workout when she arrived, and she was visibly shocked when she saw my bulking progress. She doesn’t visit my website very often, and had not seen my body in quite a few months. She grabbed my arm and actually gasped in surprise (my arm was rock hard and pumped from the workout). I have to admit, it felt pretty good. You are probably wondering why I’m bothering to mention this event? It’s simple: pure, unbridled & unabashed narcissism. Just kidding! Actually the reason is motivation. We all want to look our best, and we want people to notice us. When you make big changes to your physique, people do notice. Yep, even Mothers-In-Law. People often ask me how I remained so disciplined through my initial fat loss phase. One of the ways I stayed motivated was by using visualization techniques: I kept picturing myself outside mowing the lawn or washing the car with a 6-pack. After years of being fat, how wild would that be? “Suddenly” that pasty, middle-aged fat guy down the street has ripped abs and muscles – how the hell did he do that?! Whenever I felt like skipping a workout or eating something I knew that I shouldn’t, I would conjure up an image of how I wanted to look. Little mental tricks like that helped me to stay strong and disciplined. Transformations are not just physical challenges; they also require great strength of the mind.

If you have not been to the site in a few days, please be sure to check out the brand new products page. We’ve got a new sponsor, and I’m very excited because Jeremy Likness brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the table. Look for the products page to expand in the coming weeks and months. I know a few of you are worried that this site will become too commercial and lose its homegrown charm. I promise that everything you love about this site and the forums will not change and will remain free. Still, I feel that I’m barely scratching the surface – it’s time to take this web site and the forums to the next level. Doing so will take time and money, so I appreciate your support!

Cardio time and then a long, long day at work. Have a good one, see ya tomorrow.

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