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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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?

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm going to like your blog...I love your point that your way isn't the only way when it comes to living Primal. I'm also glad to hear that I'm not the only one who slips up and grabs the peanut butter...just did that about 30 minutes ago...not liking myself much, but tomorrow I'm going to get back on my horse! Look forward to reading more of what you have to say...