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  1. omg... hot pics!
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  2. Looks great Rosie, good luck!
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  3. Keep up the good work!
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  4. Miss roise How are you today
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    omg... hot pics!
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    Looks great Rosie, good luck!
    Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    Keep up the good work!
    Thanks, guys


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    Miss roise How are you today
    Yeah, I'm good, Joe How's you?
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  6. Day 16


    1130 - Rollers:
    a. 5 min in 39x16 @ 85-90% HRmax
    b. 10 min in 39x16 @ 90% HRmax
    c. 5 min in 39x16 @ 90-95% HRmax
    So, a later session (due to getting up VERY late; spank!) I was working away at something, and almost had to DRAG myself away to exercise (It wasn't that I didn't want to be doing it, just that something else had my complete attention. Very rare for me!)...So, yeah, once into it, it was great. Legs were fine; no worries there. Cadence was pretty steady at 112-115 rpm for the most part. I was able to get my HR up too, which was excellent (and just how I like it!) No hip or knee pains at any stage. At the 17-minute mark I started having pains in the right side of my chest, though, near the medial end of my clavicle (but nothing to worry about). I also got fairly heated and warm, too, very early on (weather must be getting hotter)...So, a good session. I felt like I worked, but that I didn't, if you get what I mean...

    1153 - Stretch 23 min.

    1700 - Work: CityAbs 17 min.


    Sleep - Time and Quality: ~ 2330-1000 (waking at 0315, 0325, 0423, and 0830), so ~ 9.5 hours sleep. All very deep. Woke briefly at the usual time, rolled over and thought that I would get up a little later (thinking 0600, and NOT 1000!) and do my training. As it was, my body had OTHER ideas...

    Mental Alertness/Focus: There, when I've had to be. Actually, the work I've been doing over the last couple of days, I've had to be pretty on the ball for, so, yeah, there...

    Energy: Once up, enough...

    Motivation: Oh, it's there all right; get that body into AMAZING shape (and where you can look at it naked and be HAPPY with it), girl!

    Mood/Aggression: No aggression...Pretty happy mood for most of the day...

    Libido: Not that high; but I've been busy as anything, so not a lot of time for attention to be given even if I were in that mood...

    Joints: Still good...

    Endurance: There...

    Strength: N/A.

    Quality of Training: Excellent

    Pump and Vascularity: Not much of a pump...Vascularity awesome, as always...

    Muscle Hardness/Density: Triceps are harder since yesterday (weird...)

    Body Composition and Look: Losing the water. Getting back to where I was before all the binging (good). I want that 'as low as I can get it' BF%!

    Overall Sense of Feeling: Stressed (still)...A little fatigued (maybe)...But a happy girl for sure. Things are starting to look up
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  7. Day 17


    0915 - HIIT Rollers:
    a. 4 min in 39x16 @ 85% HRmax @ 112 rpm
    b. 8 x 20 sec effort/10 sec easy in 39x16 (rpm N/A)
    c. 2 min in 39x18 @ 115-120 rpm (HR dropped back down to 80% HRmax)
    d. 8 min in 39x16 @ 90% HRmax @ 120 rpm
    e. 2 min in 39x18 @ 85-90% HRmax @ 120 rpm
    Yes, another later session. Started off well. Hips started hurting a little during the efforts, but were fine otherwise. HR went up fairly easily today, and with a higher cadence, I kept it there. Let the legs take a small 'recovery' period after my efforts; and then went at it again, at a higher intensity. Good session. Definitely felt that I was working during that!

    0940 - Stretch 27 min.


    Sleep - Time and Quality: ~0230-0803 (waking at 0315 and 0640), so 5.5 hours sleep. I COULDN'T sleep last night (mind OVERactive and running away at a million miles a minute!), and so, at 2340, I got up. Because I was still so wide awake I figured that I may as well just do an all-nighter, and then try and sleep in the afternoon. However, at 0200 I got a bit bored, and decided that I may as well go back to bed and TRY to sleep; at least until I had to get up for the first lot of my morning supplements. As it were, it took me a while to GET to sleep; but then, once I was, woke for the alarm, and then was out for the count. Ah, well, today's resistance session (Shoulders) will be tomorrow then (all good...)

    Mental Alertness/Focus: Been very there today. Which is good. Didn't go to my morning lecture, but turned up to my afternoon lab. My 'Special Populations' paper is VERY interesting. Making me more aware of my OWN health...

    Energy: Good.

    Motivation: Still motivated. The countdown is ON! And there's NO way I am NOT going to get my body looking the way I WANT it to look!

    Mood/Aggression: No aggression...Nothing of anything else, either, really...

    Libido: Not yet...

    Joints: Hips were a little achy during the efforts on the rollers, but apart from that, nothing else...

    Endurance: Good.

    Strength: N/A.

    Quality of Training: The week off did me some good!

    Pump and Vascularity: Little bit of a pump in legs after the rollers...Vascularity the usual blue lines on top of my skin...

    Muscle Hardness/Density: Triceps and legs...

    Body Composition and Look: Yay, almost BACK to where I was pre-10-day-binge. Feeling LOADS better. Looking forward to achieving those body goals!

    Overall Sense of Feeling: Better. Stress still there, but overriding it somewhat. Making plans for the future. In a GOOD, Rosie 'happy' place...
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  8. lol in your avi, are you hanging on a pull-up bar in a thong?!
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    lol in your avi, are you hanging on a pull-up bar in a thong?!
    Thats her at the olympics
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    lol in your avi, are you hanging on a pull-up bar in a thong?!
    Yes, it is (Originally I was in shorts, and the photographer said it looked better withOUT them)


    Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    Thats her at the olympics
    No, no more Olympics for Rosie. They replaced my event with BMXing! And besides, I am RETIRED from cycling now, LOL...
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  11. Wow... you used to be a cyclist?!

    That's pretty cool. I come from a bike town so I see cyclist every time I go outside! I wanted to do it but it'd mess up my bb'ing lol
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  12. Smile Yes, that was established in my previous log...


    Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    Wow... you used to be a cyclist?!

    That's pretty cool. I come from a bike town so I see cyclist every time I go outside! I wanted to do it but it'd mess up my bb'ing lol
    Yes, I was in the NZ team for 4 years (track and road)...It was more of a love-hate relationship than anything. It was pretty much my LIFE for a long time. And although I excelled at it, all the success was pretty empty, if you know what I mean. A lot of pressure for a teenager. And well, I achieved everyone else's dreams (albeit, ALWAYS aiming for the gold, because, well, why want anything else?!), and somewhere along the way lost Rosie. Loved training. Hated competing (to be honest)...And now I am here. At a place where I can be happy. Where I love what I am doing. And where I am striving towards and achieving MY own goals and dreams...So, yeah. Short random rant, but all's good...
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  13. Day 18


    0430 - Rollers:
    a. 4 min in 39x18 @ 80-85% HRmax @ 120 rpm
    b. 6 min in 39x18 @ 85-90% HRmax @ 120 rpm
    c. 4 min in 39x16 @ 90-95% HRmax @ 120 rpm
    d. 6 min in 39x18 @ 85-90% HRmax @ 120 rpm
    So, yeah, rollers again (it was raining hard as hell outside). Started off in an easier gear, but still at a high cadence, so that it was easier on my legs, but not, if you get what I mean. Kept gear and cadence the same for the most part, but increased HR by sitting back on my seat (i.e. no hands). After 10 minutes upped the gear, and really started to sweat it out. I was pretty warm, to say the least. Legs were starting to feel the pressure after a bit, so I went down in gear, keeping the cadence the same, and HR didn't drop too much. The whole session was what I would class as 'pretty good' (for me). Short, yes, but my cardio generally is. But hard enough for me to 'feel' it (tomorrow), and get my blood pumping

    0516 - Stretch 23 min.

    Gym - Shoulders (1 min recovery):
    1. BB SP 4 x 8, 4 x 6
    2. DB LR 4 x 8
    3. Inc DB RR 4 x 8
    4. DB Shrugs 4 x 8
    So, back to upper-body-part-only splits...For BB SP I added a weight 16% higher than what I was doing before my week off for 10 reps, with the intention of STAYING at that weight, and to be struggling to get the last couple of reps on the last set (of 8 reps) out. Which worked nicely. A little surprised that my strength has NOT decreased at all (even by a minute amount, as you would expect after time off), but has improved slightly. That sharp pain was back in my right anterior deltiod/bicep within the first few reps of my FIRST set of BB SP, which was not fun at all. But, I gritted my teeth, turned my music up louder, and persevered...Instead of doing DB SP, I carried on with the BB SP and did 4 more sets, but at lower reps. I was definitely glad when the last rep was done!...DB LR started off at the weight that I left with before time off. all good...INcreased weight by 13% from what I had been using with Inc DB RR. Seemed easy, and I actually went up AGAIN for the third and fourth sets!...DB Shrugs done at the weight I did for my last session that included them in (a good month ago, at least), and was fine with them. Will go up in weight next session. After my second set, though, I got suddenly lightheaded, and dizzy, almost like I was going to pass out or something. Anyways, Rosie is stronger than that, and just held onto a bench during my recovery period before she had to go again...A good session. PLEASED...

    1015 - Work: CityAbs 30 min.


    Sleep - Time and Quality: ~2215-0315, so ~5 hours sleep. Dreaming quite vividly (must be all those thoughts BEFORE I go to sleep, LOL)

    Mental Alertness/Focus: Been there. Worked this morning...Still nowhere mind-ready to be back into study again (focus, girl, focus; get your head in THAT game; not long to go now...)

    Energy: Good. Been there. Starting to feel a little fatigued early afternoon, though. and was quite breathless at work...

    Motivation: High.

    Mood/Aggression: No aggression (albeit a little disappointed that our first conversation had to end so quickly )...Calm for the most part...Smiles and laughter at work...More smiles and 'happy Rosie' to come after your softball game (you best have WON!)

    Libido: There are moments when it could have gone up, yes; but hasn't today, so far...

    Joints: Hips a little achy in the anterior region (from the spinning yesterday...)

    Endurance: Good...

    Strength: Up...

    Quality of Training: Excellent. All VERY high intensity (which is how it SHOULD be, for Rosie, at any rate; else she feels like she's standing still, LOL...)

    Pump and Vascularity: Pump great after the rollers (high rpm), but pretty mediocre in the gym...My veins have been just straining to get out of my skin today, especially at work (must be because it is getting hotter, and I am getting leaner...)

    Muscle Hardness/Density: Yes, getting there. Can't wait until I am lean (the way I consider myself to be 'lean') and look and feel hard (but still having my curves (in all the right places), and keeping that delicate balance between muscle and femininity that I have...)

    Body Composition and Look: A huge improvement over the last 3 days (I have lost 6kg (i.e. 13.2 lb) of the 7kg (i.e. 15.4 lb) weight (food and water) that I gained during my 10-day binge session!) So, yeah, back to where I was at my shoot. And BF hasn't gone up significantly, either, which is surprising, considering that I did NO training whatsoever during my binge! (Interesting...)

    Overall Sense of Feeling: More positive. Happy. Stress is taking a back seat (there, but being ignored). Things are looking up on all fronts
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    Yes, I was in the NZ team for 4 years (track and road)...It was more of a love-hate relationship than anything. It was pretty much my LIFE for a long time. And although I excelled at it, all the success was pretty empty, if you know what I mean. A lot of pressure for a teenager. And well, I achieved everyone else's dreams (albeit, ALWAYS aiming for the gold, because, well, why want anything else?!), and somewhere along the way lost Rosie. Loved training. Hated competing (to be honest)...And now I am here. At a place where I can be happy. Where I love what I am doing. And where I am striving towards and achieving MY own goals and dreams...So, yeah. Short random rant, but all's good...
    Sometimes we're talented in things but it's not what we want to do. I'm glad you found something you love now

    But I was just watching women's cycling for the olympics. It's still cool
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    Sometimes we're talented in things but it's not what we want to do. I'm glad you found something you love now

    But I was just watching women's cycling for the olympics. It's still cool
    I'm a natural athlete; whatever I decide to do or train for, I am successful in (yes, she's a VERY lucky girl )...And it's not that I DIDN'T want to do it. More that I realized what purpose it served in my life (apart from loving TRAINING), and 'outgrew' it, I guess. I DON'T have my identity tied up in my sport anymore. And I no longer need my sporting success to prove to myself that I'm worth something...So, yes, Rosie has come a LONG way in just a few months!
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    I'm a natural athlete; whatever I decide to do or train for, I am successful in (yes, she's a VERY lucky girl )...And it's not that I DIDN'T want to do it. More that I realized what purpose it served in my life (apart from loving TRAINING), and 'outgrew' it, I guess. I DON'T have my identity tied up in my sport anymore. And I no longer need my sporting success to prove to myself that I'm worth something...So, yes, Rosie has come a LONG way in just a few months!
    Oh... I suck at every sport LOL so I'm looking for something I'm good at. I'm not very academically gifted either. It's hard to find a talent! I'm really trying hard with this IGF-2/NeoVar though...
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    Oh... I suck at every sport LOL so I'm looking for something I'm good at. I'm not very academically gifted either. It's hard to find a talent! I'm really trying hard with this IGF-2/NeoVar though...
    Guess I should count myself 'lucky', then, since I'm an all-rounder: a natural academic and a natural athlete (and yes, starting to realize that she actually looks ok, too, LOL); and I've never really had to try THAT hard (although I still put in a HUGE effort, and are very disciplined, with that stubborn willpower, determined never to give in to anyone or anything) to be the best either at school or in the sports arena. I have ALWAYS pushed my limits as far as I can re training, but with everything else I've always been in a 'comfort zone', if you know what I mean. Over the last few months I've been getting OUT of that comfort zone and putting myself on the line more than I ever have, because I WANT a different succees, and I WANT to put that pressure on myself, and be the best because I WORKED for it (as I define 'work'. I mean, I always put in the hard work for what I want; but say with study, it will be the 12 hours straight the day/night before an assessment is due, whereas everyone else spends weeks slogging over it; or with competition, eating what I want when I want and only starting to 'tighten' the diet up a few weeks out, simply because I can lose fat while still having binge sessions; if you know what I mean)...Anyways, enough on Rosie...

    ...You can do it, Tim. If you're willing to put in the hard yards, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve success (as you define 'success'), then you most certainly WILL have it! Remember, NEVER stop believing in yourself; NEVER give up (even if it's the blackest night out and you can't seem to find a light anywhere); persevere; be disciplined; and yes, it WILL happen!
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    Guess I should count myself 'lucky', then, since I'm an all-rounder: a natural academic and a natural athlete (and yes, starting to realize that she actually looks ok, too, LOL); and I've never really had to try very hard to be the best either at school or in the sports arena. I have ALWAYS pushed my limits as far as I can re training, but with everything else I've always been in a 'comfort zone', if you know what I mean. Over the last few months I've been getting OUT of that comfort zone and putting myself on the line more than I ever have, because I WANT a different succees, and I WANT to put that pressure on myself, and be the best because I WORKED for it (as I define 'work'. I mean, I always put in the hard work for what I want; but say with study, it will be the 12 hours straight the day/night before an assessment is due, whereas everyone else spends weeks slogging over it; or with competition, eating what I want when I want and only starting to 'tighten' the diet up a few weeks out, simply because I can lose fat while still having binge sessions; if you know what I mean)...Anyways, enough on Rosie...
    hahahaha understood. I'm not particularly good at anything. Definitely above average though. For example, I pick up a lot of sports easily (skateboarding, tennis, basketball, baseball) but there was always one or two people who were exceptionally better than I was with less effort, or if they put in the same effort was better than me. So once I found that out, I would stop doing it (though I really wish I didn't stop with tennis... might have gotten somewhere with that...).

    haha I'm not particularly gifted in bodybuilding, but bodybuilding takes way longer and I'm giving it a thorough shot! I know for sure that my muscle maturity hasn't quite come yet, but hopefully with all the work I put into it now, it'll give me a great start later!

    LOL you were one of those kids that was better than me with less effort! DARN YOU ROSIE!!!

    But I gotta climb over that mountain some day.

    haha we're like opposites. You've got a predisposition to greatness (with effort of course!) and I'm pretty much bottom of the barrel starting from complete scratch and possibly even without all the puzzle pieces LOL

    It's scary to think I'll fail and waste all the time and effort, but I gotta try it or else I'll never know...
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    hahahaha understood. I'm not particularly good at anything. Definitely above average though. For example, I pick up a lot of sports easily (skateboarding, tennis, basketball, baseball) but there was always one or two people who were exceptionally better than I was with less effort, or if they put in the same effort was better than me. So once I found that out, I would stop doing it (though I really wish I didn't stop with tennis... might have gotten somewhere with that...).

    haha I'm not particularly gifted in bodybuilding, but bodybuilding takes way longer and I'm giving it a thorough shot! I know for sure that my muscle maturity hasn't quite come yet, but hopefully with all the work I put into it now, it'll give me a great start later!

    LOL you were one of those kids that was better than me with less effort! DARN YOU ROSIE!!!

    But I gotta climb over that mountain some day.

    haha we're like opposites. You've got a predisposition to greatness (with effort of course!) and I'm pretty much bottom of the barrel starting from complete scratch and possibly even without all the puzzle pieces LOL

    It's scary to think I'll fail and waste all the time and effort, but I gotta try it or else I'll never know...
    You definitely have an optimistic outlook and as well you should. I think you are probably selling yourself way short there bud. There is probably some things you have quite the bit of talent in and maybe you just haven't discovered those talents. A lot of the potential talents you may possess can stay locked away in your unconscious until a specific event triggers a reaction in your conscious mind.

    For the record...you do not have to be gifted in bodybuilding...its something you do for you and it makes you feel good, not to mention you never have to retire from it necessarily.

    Definitely keep your head up at all times and push beyond limitation...I bet there is plenty of potential within you that has yet to be unlocked.

    Cheers!
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  20. "Storms were sent to MAKE us, not break us"


    Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    hahahaha understood. I'm not particularly good at anything. Definitely above average though. For example, I pick up a lot of sports easily (skateboarding, tennis, basketball, baseball) but there was always one or two people who were exceptionally better than I was with less effort, or if they put in the same effort was better than me. So once I found that out, I would stop doing it (though I really wish I didn't stop with tennis... might have gotten somewhere with that...).

    haha I'm not particularly gifted in bodybuilding, but bodybuilding takes way longer and I'm giving it a thorough shot! I know for sure that my muscle maturity hasn't quite come yet, but hopefully with all the work I put into it now, it'll give me a great start later!

    LOL you were one of those kids that was better than me with less effort! DARN YOU ROSIE!!!

    But I gotta climb over that mountain some day.

    haha we're like opposites. You've got a predisposition to greatness (with effort of course!) and I'm pretty much bottom of the barrel starting from complete scratch and possibly even without all the puzzle pieces LOL

    It's scary to think I'll fail and waste all the time and effort, but I gotta try it or else I'll never know...
    Bodybuilding is great, I find. Everyone starts on the same level (yes, some may have the help of genetics, but these actually play a much SMALLER role (less than 20%) than what anyone thinks!) Everyone has to work hard to get results. And it takes years to create a complete work of art. I mean, you could spend your entire lifetime sculpting your body the way you want it to be. And I believe it is such a beneficial 'sport', simply because you do it for yourself, to make yourself happy; you don't have to meet someone else's standards or criteria (yes, people enter competitions, and there are certain things that sometimes need to be met there; but everyone in them has worked hard to get there; and has taken the 'standards' into consideration). I believe that bodybuilding teaches one to be patient, disciplined, forces them to learn more about their body and how it works (you should know WHY you do what you do, from nutrition to supplements to training; and if you don't, then you had better go out there and research it or learn about it!), to persevere. They say that what kind of character you have built comes out in times of struggle; very true in this arena.

    It's not always 'easy' for me, though. I've had my own battles to deal with: binge eating disorder, for one, coupled for years (and perhaps even still some now, since at 10% BF I still view myself as being 'fat' (and am NOT comfortable with myself unless I am <9.5% BF), even though I KNOW that it is VERY LEAN (and for anyone else would acknowledge that), especially for a FEMALE) with an anorexic mindset (yes, despite the binging; weird, I know); and being a perfectionist always means that you are soooo much harsher and harder on yourself than anyone else can possibly fathom or will ever be (what they may see as 'success' or 'good', I might class as 'failure' or 'poor', or, as is often the case, 'simply not good enough').

    Everyone has their struggles. And everyone has their successes. Regardless of who they are, or whatever. And most often, people's greatest success stems from a 'failure', or weakness. Most often, those that are successful have overcome something to get them to that point. And they USE that weakness to enhance the success. As Rick Warren (2002) said, the strongest people in life are often those who were once the 'weakest'; and God always attaches a major weakness to highlight the power of the strength.

    Find something that you love. And believe me, if you are passionate about something, you WILL succeed at it.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by SamBoz19 View Post
    You definitely have an optimistic outlook and as well you should. I think you are probably selling yourself way short there bud. There is probably some things you have quite the bit of talent in and maybe you just haven't discovered those talents. A lot of the potential talents you may possess can stay locked away in your unconscious until a specific event triggers a reaction in your conscious mind.

    For the record...you do not have to be gifted in bodybuilding...its something you do for you and it makes you feel good, not to mention you never have to retire from it necessarily.

    Definitely keep your head up at all times and push beyond limitation...I bet there is plenty of potential within you that has yet to be unlocked.

    Cheers!
    haha thanks. Yeah, sometimes I do get down on myself when I don't see myself growing (physically, mentally, spiritually). I don't consider myself a depressed person, but I do have my times of doubt about what I'm doing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    Bodybuilding is great, I find. Everyone starts on the same level (yes, some may have the help of genetics, but these actually play a much SMALLER role (less than 20%) than what anyone thinks!) Everyone has to work hard to get results. And it takes years to create a complete work of art. I mean, you could spend your entire lifetime sculpting your body the way you want it to be. And I believe it is such a beneficial 'sport', simply because you do it for yourself, to make yourself happy; you don't have to meet someone else's standards or criteria (yes, people enter competitions, and there are certain things that sometimes need to be met there; but everyone in them has worked hard to get there; and has taken the 'standards' into consideration). I believe that bodybuilding teaches one to be patient, disciplined, forces them to learn more about their body and how it works (you should know WHY you do what you do, from nutrition to supplements to training; and if you don't, then you had better go out there and research it or learn about it!), to persevere. They say that what kind of character you have built comes out in times of struggle; very true in this arena.

    It's not always 'easy' for me, though. I've had my own battles to deal with: binge eating disorder, for one, coupled for years (and perhaps even still some now, since at 10% BF I still view myself as being 'fat' (and am NOT comfortable with myself unless I am <9.5% BF), even though I KNOW that it is VERY LEAN (and for anyone else would acknowledge that), especially for a FEMALE) with an anorexic mindset (yes, despite the binging; weird, I know); and being a perfectionist always means that you are soooo much harsher and harder on yourself than anyone else can possibly fathom or will ever be (what they may see as 'success' or 'good', I might class as 'failure' or 'poor', or, as is often the case, 'simply not good enough').

    Everyone has their struggles. And everyone has their successes. Regardless of who they are, or whatever. And most often, people's greatest success stems from a 'failure', or weakness. Most often, those that are successful have overcome something to get them to that point. And they USE that weakness to enhance the success. As Rick Warren (2002) said, the strongest people in life are often those who were once the 'weakest'; and God always attaches a major weakness to highlight the power of the strength.

    Find something that you love. And believe me, if you are passionate about something, you WILL succeed at it.
    lol thanks. I needed that! Read Purpose Driven Life much? LOL just kidding.

    2 Corinthians 12:10.

    I guess I haven't thought about it that way and hopefully God can use me and bodybuilding to bring people to him.
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  22. I'm here to encourage and support you (it's what family is supposed to do)


    Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    haha thanks. Yeah, sometimes I do get down on myself when I don't see myself growing (physically, mentally, spiritually). I don't consider myself a depressed person, but I do have my times of doubt about what I'm doing...
    I do the same. But don't. Romans 8:28 - This used to be one of my favourite verses as a child, and got me through many a time. I always know that there is someone whom I can turn to when I doubt myself; the only one who will never let me down, and who believes in me even when my faith falters.


    Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    lol thanks. I needed that! Read Purpose Driven Life much? LOL just kidding.

    2 Corinthians 12:10.

    I guess I haven't thought about it that way and hopefully God can use me and bodybuilding to bring people to him.
    My Mum gave it to me for my 20th birthday, and I read it over and over. It was actually during a time of great trial for me, and helped me kind of renew my faith and believe in something again. I learnt to let go of many things during then, and to trust in something other than myself. Living on faith, not knowing how you will get by day-by-day, can be a terrifying thing, but exhilirating and freeing at the same time. I actually 'came back' to my roots, then...And it wasn't long after reading it that I accepted that I had an eating disorder, and began to try to 'fix' it. It was the first time in my life that I accepted help, and began to realize that I wasn't as alone as I felt (and had purposefully made myself). It was also one of the happier times in my life (which, yes, are rare)...To be honest, it's one of my favourite books; I come back to it again and again, sometimes just to remind myself that weakness CAN be STRENGTH; and that victory over my weakness just glorifies Him...Actually, I competed in my first (for fun) Figure competition in November that year. And it was also then that I realized WHAT I wanted to be doing with my life...Funny how you can have so many plans (and yes, like me, maybe have the next 5-10 years sorted out step-by-step), and then God can come along and COMPLETELY CHANGE them! But hey, sometimes what you 'let go' can free you to lead onto something BETTER than what might have been...It takes a LOT of COURAGE to be driven, as opposed to being the driver in your life. I just let Him use me as He will. When you 'hand' your life 'over' to Him, amazing things happen!

    "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14-16). Another of my favourite verses. I let myself be an example (i.e. attitude, committment, desire, determination, discipline, excellence, honour, and passion, etc.); the same way I let myself be an 'advertisement' for my services as a personal trainer (i.e. I know what I do re nutrition and training, and my body reflects this).
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  23. Wow, intense reading! Awesome talk though

    EE3, keep it up man, you have come a long way since I read your logs on bb.com... keep doing what you're doing.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    I do the same. But don't. Romans 8:28 - This used to be one of my favourite verses as a child, and got me through many a time. I always know that there is someone whom I can turn to when I doubt myself; the only one who will never let me down, and who believes in me even when my faith falters.

    My Mum gave it to me for my 20th birthday, and I read it over and over. It was actually during a time of great trial for me, and helped me kind of renew my faith and believe in something again. I learnt to let go of many things during then, and to trust in something other than myself. Living on faith, not knowing how you will get by day-by-day, can be a terrifying thing, but exhilirating and freeing at the same time. I actually 'came back' to my roots, then...And it wasn't long after reading it that I accepted that I had an eating disorder, and began to try to 'fix' it. It was the first time in my life that I accepted help, and began to realize that I wasn't as alone as I felt (and had purposefully made myself). It was also one of the happier times in my life (which, yes, are rare)...To be honest, it's one of my favourite books; I come back to it again and again, sometimes just to remind myself that weakness CAN be STRENGTH; and that victory over my weakness just glorifies Him...Actually, I competed in my first (for fun) Figure competition in November that year. And it was also then that I realized WHAT I wanted to be doing with my life...Funny how you can have so many plans (and yes, like me, maybe have the next 5-10 years sorted out step-by-step), and then God can come along and COMPLETELY CHANGE them! But hey, sometimes what you 'let go' can free you to lead onto something BETTER than what might have been...It takes a LOT of COURAGE to be driven, as opposed to being the driver in your life. I just let Him use me as He will. When you 'hand' your life 'over' to Him, amazing things happen!

    "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14-16). Another of my favourite verses. I let myself be an example (i.e. attitude, committment, desire, determination, discipline, excellence, honour, and passion, etc.); the same way I let myself be an 'advertisement' for my services as a personal trainer (i.e. I know what I do re nutrition and training, and my body reflects this).
    It's always great to see another believer also be a workout maniac! Thanks for blessing me

    Quote Originally Posted by Craigmatthew View Post
    Wow, intense reading! Awesome talk though

    EE3, keep it up man, you have come a long way since I read your logs on bb.com... keep doing what you're doing.
    haha yeah. Pretty crazy. But Rosie exposing herself is so motivating and she writes eloquently! It's very refreshing to read! (she really is good at everything LOL)

    Anyway, thanks man... I've been doing logs since I joined bb.com with my first Cutting Edge Labs' N-Cinerate log LOL I didn't even know what a fat-burner was back then! But throughout that time, I've learned a lot about nutrition, training, and supplementation and I keep getting more knowledgeable!

    So I guess it just takes a little bit of thinking in retrospect to realize how much has been done.
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    When Performance is EVERYTHING.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by extremenergy3 View Post
    It's always great to see another believer also be a workout maniac! Thanks for blessing me



    haha yeah. Pretty crazy. But Rosie exposing herself is so motivating and she writes eloquently! It's very refreshing to read! (she really is good at everything LOL)

    Anyway, thanks man... I've been doing logs since I joined bb.com with my first Cutting Edge Labs' N-Cinerate log LOL I didn't even know what a fat-burner was back then! But throughout that time, I've learned a lot about nutrition, training, and supplementation and I keep getting more knowledgeable!

    So I guess it just takes a little bit of thinking in retrospect to realize how much has been done.
    Rosie certainly is quite the talented and gifted writer...your just getting a preview...lol.

    Cheers!
    "Never trust a b*tch because b*tches be crazy, now get out there and go crush some P***Y!" - Jerry Stiller.
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