Well, I didn’t appreciate his tone calling me a super-procrastinator (i.e. lazy). Why is that okay for him to say?[/quote]
Why isn’t it?
You said you gave up because things didn’t go well. That is being lazy.
The first three months that I ran SS, I gained 13-15lb and didn’t get much stronger. It pissed me off. I realized that the whole “eat a shit-ton” doesn’t mean diddly squat when you’re not moving a whole lot of weight to begin with. So I took a different approach. Things improved.
When you hit problems you either work around them or find a way to blast through. Anything else is being lazy and unmotivated.
Maybe if he wasn’t being an ass I wouldn’t either.[/quote]
He wasn’t being an ass.
I apologize for being an ass…I can be a bit sensitive at times. I’ll try to do better next time. This is why I’ve tried to avoid forums for years now…they bring out the worst in me.[/quote]
Then stop being sensitive. That is an issue with you, not others.
And taking avatars to be representative of the individual is silly.[/quote]
Yeah, I gave up. I have a history of giving up when the going gets tough or when things don’t go my way. I’m not like that when it comes to my career. In that area, I’m pretty persistent and strive to do my best, but in other areas of life I don’t have the same drive. Last year I started to change. I started taking up things that I found challenging, but I stuck with them even through the rough parts. What I learned is that when I stuck to stuff I eventually could get over the hurdles and progress forward. I gained confidence from that so now I’m trying to bring this new attitude to my lifting. My old attitude and outlook on lifting was bad and I think I was lifting before for all the wrong reasons.
Okay, I guess I’m just being overly sensitive, because I know I’ve failed a lot in this area of my life. I guess Rampant touched a nerve.
Who is that in his avatar then?