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How being fit and healthy changed my life. [inb4tl;dr]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mistercasanova, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. mistercasanova

    mistercasanova Junior Member

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    Y'all ready for inspiration?

    I was depressed.
    I was clueless.
    I was very unconfident.
    I was.. weak.

    Let me just tell you a little bit about myself, so you can understand why I'm doing this. 2-3 years ago, I was in the worst shape,completely insecure, depressed and overall just miserable. Slowly but surely I started getting interested in health and fitness, reading and researching everything I possibly could. Not only workouts and exercises, but health and nutrition too. I started putting my knowledge to the test and put effort in the gym and in my diet and supplementation. I hired a personal trainer for whom I payed too much money for, and made some results and it was only after that I hired this personal trainer where I really grew as a person, and made the best results of my life.

    I had come to the conclusion that people need a push, people need motivation, and people need to have at the very least a basic understanding of their surroundings in the gym, and their life outside of it, (in terms of health and nutrition). When I had come to this realization I was in the best shape of my life and people kept asking me how I do it. I told them that they don't need a highly expensive personal trainer to reach their goals, they just need to be persistent, and they need to have a SOLID nutritional diet and supplementation program. It is guaranteed after this point, that they will make results. And they did. I've had countless amounts of people tell me I've inspired them to new heights in life, and inspired them to reach their fitness and health goals, and this is MY motivation.This is MY inspiration. THIS is what drives me to post things like these and to speak with people like you, personally.

    Being healthy has brought me to live the happiest moments of my life. Being fit has given me the opportunities to do what I want to do, whenever I want, without any troubles. It has given me the CONFIDENCE I need to get me through my day.. my week.. my month and my years. Living this lifestyle has given me the strength to do anything strenuous with ease, and having fun while doing it. Some people get fit to look good for the opposite sex. Some people get fit to live a healthier lifestyle. Some people get fit so they can enjoy their vacation in the Bahamas. Funny thing is, along with so many other factors.. ALL OF THESE will fall into place at one point. It has for me, and this is why I believe it can happen for anyone. Because I'm just a normal person like anybody else. This is my story, I want to help you create yours. It's that simple. I believe in karma so therefore by me helping people with their lives, somewhere down the line when I need it.. somebody will help me with mine. What goes around comes around,you know.

    Here's where it gets great. Achieving these types of goals will allow you to achieve any other goal you want in your life. It will be your very own inspiration to keep moving forward no matter how hard the obstacle may be. You will look back at the times you've struggled, and how you overcame. How you defeated the negativity. How you can't be stopped. And how you're now a force to be reckoned with.

    Now,that's not to say I wasn't getting girls because I wasn't fit, and it isn't to say I didn't have fun on vacations, and it's definitely notto say that I can't be happy without being fit.

    But my god, did all of those things fall so much more into place.. so easily.

    "Okay so this is going to sound really fucking odd, so I'll apologize in advance.
    But I seriously don't understand how you went from such acute kid to one of the hottest guys I've ever witnessed.
    Whats your secret? Do you practise witchcraft? Did you sacrifice a virgin?"


    "I should have kept dating him, he got really hot."

    "I want you to come over right now, so I can do bad things to you."

    Needless to say, I've never gotten such blatant "I want to f*** him right now" compliments in my life until I was fit.

    It's a shallow, cruel, judgemental world out there people, why not make the best of it.

    I'll tell you right now, the journey takes a while but it is worth it.

    I never made this thread to brag and show off, I'm young, and if I can do it you can too, no matter what your age is. It's just a number. I wish to inspire, that's all.

    Here are a couple of pictures to show you where I'm at.


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    For anyone considering trying to whip themselves back into shape, feel free to post in this thread with ANY questions and I'll answer them. You can also PM me for more personal responses, but I'd prefer you post here in case anyone else has the same question.

    Last note: Listen, I understand this is the motherf*ckin' BHW lounge I'm posting in here, so there are probably going to be some trolls. Whatever. I'm just trying to spread some positive vibes around here. Also, I definitely understand that there are probably people on this forum that are way more of a fitness/health expert than I am, I never claimed to be an expert. I'm simply an enthusiast. I am not the biggest dude on the block, I know that as well.

    Cheers.
     
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  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Seeing as you go by "mistercasanova" are you sure its not the truckloads of pussy that cheered you up and made you feel great ?
     
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  3. mistercasanova

    mistercasanova Junior Member

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    On the contrary. I feel incredible amounts of energy every morning as opposed to when I was fat and lazy because of this. Casanova was just an interesting figure of history that I felt was pretty admirable, hence my username.
     
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  4. west13

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    How much you worked out to get some results at first?
     
  5. mistercasanova

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    I worked out 3 times a week my friend! Eventually that led to 4 times a week after a month or two, and then 5-6 times a week after a few months. The body has to adapt the the strenuous work thrown at it haha!
     
  6. west13

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    I recently started hitting the gim. I wasn't fat, but kinda fluffy, some people taught I was skiny some saw some fat on me, not much muscle on me and always tired.

    I always wanted to get in shape. It was better to start earlier this year but always postponed.

    Working out and getting in a good shape helps a lot with all the issues you posted
     
  7. mistercasanova

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    "Tomorrow. (noun). a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored."

    Ha, just get to it buddy! Funny thing is 100% of people in this world would love to be fit and healthy! They just need to stop being INTERESTED in it and start being COMMITTED to it. Summer is right around the corner buddy, get started!
     
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    ilxvl Newbie

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    into talking about it? and hitting me up with some knowledge? :p
     
  9. hameem

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    Request 1: please list your complete diet plan

    Request 2: let me know what kind of exercises I need to do to have a body like the guy in the music video "call me maybe" :p
     
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    lel this please
     
  11. mistercasanova

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    Sure no doubt, I'll PM you my Skype since you aren't at 15 posts.

    Hameem, my diet plan consists of a lot chicken breast, eggs, sweet potatoes, and peanutbutter/jelly sandwiches. Whole wheat of course!
    I'll post a full diet plan example a little bit later- I have to go out right now.

    Also, there isn't specific exercises that will allow you to achieve a body exactly like somebody else's. It's best to just give it your all, working out every muscle until you get to the point where you can figure out what needs more work. I did a quick search of who you're talking about and he's pretty lean. I don't know where you're at right now, so if you want to PM me with some details about yourself like height, weight, age, and that kind of stuff I'd be willing to give you a more detailed answer and what you could accomplish..
     
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  12. TheMoneyWizard

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    So what were you running?
     
  13. mistercasanova

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    I feel as if this is an implication towards steroids, correct me if I'm wrong.

    As for supplements.. Creatine, Whey Protein, Fish Oil + Multivitamins. Maybe some pre-workout here and there but I feel as if that never helped as much as it could have.
     
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    Multivitamins? I can't take them as they make me throw up for some reason.

    I actually wasn't hinting towards steroids, if I was I'd have used the word 'cycling' rather than 'running' :)

    But now that we're talking about steroids, did you use any? Even if you did it's nothing to be ashamed of, many people think it's cheating because they don't understand how they work or what they do. They simply take you past your natural limit and everyone has a natural limit.
     
  15. MafiaBoss

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    nice. keep up the good work, you are on right track.
     
  16. mistercasanova

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    That's odd! As for multivitamins, they really aren't a necessity. If your diet is in check then you should definitely be alright, it's nothing I would ever worry about. However, so many people are deficient in some things without even knowing it. For example, my mother was deficient in Vitamin B12 and her entire arm- starting from the fingers slowly progressing down- started to become numb along with some sharp pains. After taking excess amounts of B12 from a doctor, the numbness went away along with the pain and her arm is completely fine now.

    And true, I've never heard anyone say "running" in that context so I just assumed. And naw, I've never dabbled into steroids of any kind. I've never even researched anything about them aside from what I've read in the encyclopedia of bodybuilding. I know I'm not even anywhere near my natural limit, so it's hardly come across my mind.

    Cheers buddy, I feel as if my ambitions for everything else in life are amped up as well. Including my IM journey.
     
  17. Carreira

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    I hate Pizza for dinner and now I feel guilty
     
  18. homenet

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    Do you even lift bro?

    Oh wait, you do.
     
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    ..Story of our lives, ha! Mama's making homemade pizza tonight actually.. I can't say no to that. Nobody's perfect :(

    Only sometimes!
     
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  20. Vic Sage

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    What do you do for building triceps? I don't really like to use weights for building triceps. The process seems very slow. Instead, diamond pushups are doing wonders to my triceps (I do 100 push-ups every day). Do you do bodyweight exercises or only sticking to weights? Any way to get triceps faster with weights? Skull Crusher is great but it just doesn't seem to work for me.

    Well said sir. A little known bodybuilder called Arnold Schwarzenegger did the same. Bodybuilding teaches overcoming obstacles.
     
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