Recently (in the last two weeks) I have been confronted by several people about my "problems" and I thought that I would use this forum to come clean. Hopefully, it will serve as an inspiration to others on this website so that we can begin to better our lives.
About two weeks ago I was visiting my friends at college to celebrate their graduation. Everyone was in the kitchen talking while enjoying a beer or two when the confrontation begin. It went something like this:
"You guys take supplements, that is so ****ing stupid. Oh man let me get some of that so I can get ****ing huge."
For the rest of the night many more comments along these lines were made by these guys while I sat there full of shame. The worst part was that they only saw my younger brothers protein mixes. I could only imagine the embarassment if they new everything that I was "fixed" on. I make Barry Bond's look like a saint. I mean not only have I taken protein but also: a multi-vitamin, ZMA, fish oils, fiber, post-workout drinks and worst of all (drumroll please)... CREATINE. That's right, the magic drug that will turn you instantly huge but you will have to deal with the side-effects of a small penis, rage issues, backne, and if your lucky your first born child will only be born with 5 legs.
My second confrontation has happened twice in the last two days. Yesterday, I has just finished 10x3 of deads and being to start on some benching when a guy asks to work in. My rest periods were only supposed to be 1:00 so I said that I was going quick but if he did not mind he could work in. Well, I was foolish to think that I could keep my rest period but I wanted to use more weight so I did not keep the 1:00 rest period but just moved as quickly as possible. After about the third set the guy turns to me and told me that I move too fast between sets. Then he asked me why I only performed 3 reps. After his previous comment I was a little annoyed and did not want to talk about it in the middle of sets so I told him that I like to switch it up. His response, "I wish I had that kind of free time." Whatever.
Then today I ran into the same guy on my way into the gym and had the following conversation:
"Man, back again. What do you go to the gym every day?"
"I wish I had that kind of free time. I am just here to pick up my wallet that I left here."
Once again I left it at that.
I HATE IGNORANCE.
Yes, I take supplements. But, the supplements that I take are what many would call the "necessities" when it comes to supplements. We are not talking about buckets of horse steroids and beaver tranquilizers here. And the best part it was coming from a couple of guys that smoke enough weed to put Snoop Dogg to shame. I hate to say it but I would argue that by definition WEED is a SUPPLEMENT.
Yes, I try go to the gym on a regular basis. Why? Because I obviously have nothing better to do in life. Oh, wait. No, I (along with thousands of others) have decided to make SACRIFICES in order to go to the gym. Instead of going out at 5pm on a Friday night with friends I meet up with them at 10 because I had to workout. Or maybe my evening is jam-packed so I wake up at 4am to go to the gym at 5am. Not to mention that there are people out there (many on this site alone) that work much longer than me and have kids and still find time to go to the gym.
But apparently I am wrong... I am a drug addict with too much free time on my hands. Well, at least I can admit my problem and I can move past the first step of the 12 step program.