The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

A little morning Inspiration

Back to school and back to the old routine, with some changes to training of course.

Anyways I have been watching Underworld Evolution a lot lately, thank you FX, and I have always had a thing for Selene (played by Kate Beckinsale) which I know is silly but to me she is the kind of woman I want....Predator not Prey. So onto my morning inspiration for this week: Only a predator can be a predator's mate.
To me being a predator involves more than just being physically fit, you also need mental dexterity and a wicked awesome personality; to be honest though, I think if you are a predator you will eventually end up with what would be a very aesthetically pleasing body by today's standards. I find my motives anymore being driven more and more by Darwin's tenant of survival of the fittest because in a society like ours where health is swan diving into the crapper and waist lines are exploding I want to be able to provide not only myself, but also my family, mate and children (should I have them), with the highest chance for survival and quality of life.

One must respect themselves before I am willing to respect them. You only get one body, so take care of it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Is it me or do CW eaters smell funky?

I finally have some free-time to get a post up, mid-terms have been keeping under a rock for a while.

At any rate I am back home and went to my city's rec center to get in my saturday lifting, far more people in there than my college gym, and I was like an entirely different animal during my workout today. I started out with my usual 10 min warm up but maybe a minute or two into it I felt this huge surge of adrenalin pump through my system and my "rage" levels shot through the roof. I was suddenly hyper-aware of everything around me and I had the strong urge to hunt. As I hit the weights and all my numbers spiked up by 10lbs I did my best to ride the crest of the surge and use it to squeeze every ounce of strength from my body, while trying to figure out why I felt this way.
I am wondering if it has something to do with the scents that are being emitted by CW eaters and the chemical reactions these scents cause in my (now more easily accesible) primal brain. Is it an instinctive reaction to some sort of prey scent that I am picking up off some of the, not to offend anyone, slower and weaker people around me? I may have to look into the science behind this.....will keep you guys updated.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Continuing the fight

So I have decided that I won't be posting my daily diets and workouts for the rest of the 30 days because I don't want people new to primal coming in and thinking that the way I am going about things is the only way. To me the primal journey is a very personal and cathartic experience.

For me the journey began with a single goal in mind, getting ripped, but over time that goal has slowly morphed into something larger, something much bigger than myself. I have come to embrace a lot of new ideas, feelings and dogmas since I began this journey. I started out as a mere CW skinny fat college student with no outlet for all the stress and anger that came with living in today's world, but becoming primal gave me an outlet in my new mindset. I no longer see myself as just another average joe on the street trying to get by day after day, but rather I am now one of the enlightened.

I have learned the truth about the world around me, the veil was lifted and I can see things for what they are now. This life is no longer about petty achievements and accolades from my peers. I no longer worry what they think of me when they see me just walking as a workout one day and then dry heaving the next day after a serious bout of sprinting, or when they see me deadlifting and getting angry at the people who just sit on the bench and gab in the weight room. I am not doing this for anyone else, I am doing this for me.

I want to push myself to be the best, I want to hone my body and mind to a razors edge and go harder, faster and stronger than the next guy. I want to leave my mark on this world and make sure that my journey means something. I want people to learn from my example, to take a good hard look at themselves and ask why?

You have to be willing to take a step back and look good and hard at your life and question if what you are doing is worth doing, are you happy doing it, is it where you wanted to be, is it even healthy? Sometimes you need to back yourself into a corner and throw out everything that you once thought was and embrace what is; other people won't understand what you are doing, they will make comments and tell you that you are wrong, that you shouldn't be doing what you are doing and you won't answer back because you aren't doing it for them you are doing it for you. You are fighting the war of the human condition and it is a war that we have been losing for years now.

Do you want to be another casualty of society or are you going to pick up your weapons and stare down the beast?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 7 and a happy Valentines to all

So I was reading through the forums over at MDA, and ran across a tremendous topic filled with great info on the reason that we can eat incredible, to the CW crowd, amounts of fat and lose large amounts at the same time.
Here is the link to it.

Happy V day to all my readers out there.

Todays breakfast was a delicious six egg, crab meat omelete with a healthy dousing of butter. So GOOOD.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The results of carb binging and getting back up

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8."

Yesterday I caved, I reached for the chocolate and peanut butter, I scarfed and I gorged and my taste buds thanked me for it; however my body is still kicking my butt for this one.

Mark has a great article on this over on his site, click here to read it. I can officially say I am feeling, or have already felt everything described by Mark. I feel absolutely terrible physically right now, and thanks to the crafty ways of carbs they are making me crave more of them; however, after experincing this first hand I have even more reason to avoid manufactured sugars, carbs, and the like.

The thing is, when you hit the wall like I did last night, you have a few options the way I see it A) You can quit and let the wall win B) You can rung along the wall until you find where it ends or C) You can look at the wall, laugh, and then barrell right through it like the primal beast you are. Now personally next time I hit a wall, be it in school, life, dieting, working out, etc. I intend to pick option C.


A little eye candy break with a motivational message.
This right here is the kind of woman I like: strong, independent, physically fit, confident, a fighter, and most importantly driven. Now be completely honest with yourself; would a woman (or man) like I described being willing to settle for anything less than someone operating near their own caliber? I want everyone reading this post to take away the message that stuff is going to happen, you are going to fall, you may look like you failed; but, you can't let that stop you, no matter what the world throws your way or how far you fall you need to be ready and willing to claw your way back and past where you started and never let things get you down and trick you into thinking you lost. 
"You only lose if you lose the lesson."

Day 6

Wake up: 7am
IFing through breakfast and just some coffee

Workout: 9am
10 min warm on the bike: 2.5ish miles
Lift        Weight         Sets         Reps
Squat       195            5              10
Chin                           3              10
                                  2               7
OP           115            2              10
                                  3               6
Incline B    55's           3              10
                                  1               9
                                  1               7
LH            15             5            30 count

HLL                           5              14

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 5

Wake up: 5:30am
IFing breakfast yet again, I think this may become the norm for me, just some black coffee.

Workout: 7am
On the rowing machine- 5 min warm up, 8 30 sec sprints (100% effort) with 1 minute (50% effort) in between, 10 min cool down.

Lunch: 1pm
Chicken and beef with bacon

Well today I fudged up on my diet some....gave into some chocolate and peanut butter, part of that 20%, but my body was not as big a fan as my tastebuds were. Oh well, stressing over little things is worse than the little cheats themselves; just get back on task tomorrow.