I hate/love my constantly thinking mind. Death Bench but for Strict Press… I want to run it and I’m only in my second week of Death Bench… Keep 90% of the accessories the same. Maybe heavy Pin Presses instead of floor press. What do you guys think?
Wanted to take a second and share what I’ve reflected on my life tonight. This is by far the happiest and strongest I’ve been in my life I think.
I think this is the first time in 3 years I haven’t felt any sort of depression/anxiety, anger issues I think are non existent, been sober for a 1.5yrs now (plan to keep it that way), stress is being managed very well.
I haven’t touched any of my depression/anxiety meds in a solid 3 months here now, and find no need for them, hopefully this is permanent farewell to these problems. My connection with my family and god is stronger than ever too. I also feel confident in taking the many punches life is gonna hit me with.
For a while I felt stuck in this belief that life wouldn’t get much better for me mentally and addiction wise, but I think I proved myself wrong. I think having a life goal is what did it for me, also having great support of Friends (@duketheslaya, @liftangryordie500, @j4gga2, & @strongmanvinny2), Family, & god.
Hope this can also prove to anyone that things will improve and life gets better.
This will conclude Brett’s late night life reflections, thank you for tuning in:)
Thanks for the kind words. You yourself are kicking some serious ass. You remind me of myself at 16.
I had a fire at your age that, of course, dwindled away over time, but never fully went out and I don’t think it ever will as long as I’m alive. In times of struggles, I look back to a time I was unstoppable and I remember that person still is me, and is inside. Whether I do this deliberately, or I’m insane, I’ll hear a voice in my head telling me to get the fuck up and that the “old” me would never settle for this. I dunno if that’s an ego problem or I have undiagnosed split personality disorder, but it speaks to me and it’s the only thing, besides my family and friends, that keeps me moving forward when all is lost in the present.
It’s very easy at times to get disillusioned from this all, whether it’s life or your dreams. I think what’s important is to remember you’re never NOT you at any point in time. You’re always who you’ve always been, and you will always be. Sometimes that does include the bad, but that’s not such a bad thing when you look at the big picture, right? I hope that makes sense, it does to me…sometimes all it takes is to throw on an old song you haven’t heard in a while, have a sick workout and the rest just follows suit.