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More on balance.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 by  
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Re-acclimating myself to the strictness and discipline required to cut body fat has been a challenge for me, but I’m forcing myself to make it happen. When I say “forcing”, I really mean it: this cut has not been an easy process for me so far, and staying on target has required every ounce of self-discipline that I can muster. I’m very anxious to get my body fat back down to a level I’m comfortable with, and that desire is pretty much the only thing keeping me going right now. Staying 100% focused, dedicated and strict will allow me to reach my goal as soon as possible, and the shortest path from point “A” to point “B” is what I’m after right now. Once I hit my target my focus will shift to creating a diet and training plan that is an adjunct to my life, rather than the central focus of it.

Reading this week’s updates may give the false impression that I’m feeling burnt out on training. Actually, that’s not really true. I love working out and living a healthy lifestyle; those things bring me a lot of joy, piece of mind and satisfaction. What I am burnt out on is the self-imposed strictness I’ve lived with for the past six years. Recently I’ve come to realize that life is too short to, for example, interrupt a movie 30 minutes before it ends because I don’t want to be late on a meal. Life is too short to feel like I can’t attend a company dinner around the holidays, or go to a party with friends and not worry about every bite of food. Being strict, dedicated and disciplined has its place, but there has to be balance. It’s taken me six years to reach this point, but here I am. I know I can be healthy, in shape and strong while maintaining a reasonable balance in my life. I’m looking forward to this next stage of my journey. I think it’s going to be an interesting one.

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