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Old 01-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #311
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Persons whom are successful in diet and training, have learned to control themselves effectively. If you don’t have this, you are only left with uncontrol. And, your results will mirror this uncontrol--Chillen

Some may not need an article like this. For those this article is not meant for you. This article then is for those who can obtain something of value and apply some of it in their personal journey. It may trigger a valued thought process for them.

This article contains a “synopsis” perspective I engrained and sustained in my mental framework throughout my diet and training journey. While it is not all conclusive in its content, it will give a beginner a different sort of look at certain things.
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“You are Going to Have to Want it and Want it Bad”

This is the “base want” that has to be available and woven into your mind like a wool blanket, and available to you at any given time, to keep your goal prime all the time along your journey. Without an intense mental application of “appropriate want” and its “associated byproducts” your path can end up broken.

Let me sum this up for you:

Many of the challenges we experience have to do with our failure to maintain concentration. A teenager struggles to recall their homework assignment, yet can sing flawlessly along with all the top ten songs.

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“Time Disparity”

“Fat accumulation did not manifest itself overnight; therefore, Fat loss will likewise not occur overnight”
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“Sense of Time”

“When you ate whenever and whatever you wished, and Fat gain occurred, the “Sense of Time” was different—you paid no mind. The “Sense of Time” gets reversed when you pay attention to losing the Fat accumulation—this time you do mind the time. The “Sense of Time”---seems different---but it really isn’t
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“The Audacity of Want”

The same “Want Audacity” one applies to “not necessarily” caring about what they eat and how much they eat, is chronically reversed when paying mind to diet.

An example of the prior you: An act or instance of intrepidity or insolent heedlessness toward the diet and accompanying food.

The new you: The state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self-confident to oneself toward their diet and the associated food items consumed.

However, the results and mental stimulation's are different

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“Be Wise: The Body can Lie and Tell you the Truth”
(“A Keen Mental Eye on Bodily Responses”)

Be wise, the body does not like to change from the atypical norm given it, and will give stipulations to this effect through mental and physical responses, but at the same time, is a very efficient and adaptive bodily mechanic.

For example: The body would like nothing more than to sit on the couch munching “Doritos” all day while watching television and gain weight. The body is in its “comfort zone”. But, then “mentally” you decide to change and set a mental path for this change—but, physically no change has occurred yet—Mental and Physical Separation has just occurred.

However, once you begin an outward action in furtherance of this mental change and this begins to effect and affect the body, physically (though diet and training stimulation), something rather extraordinary occurs—especially at the beginning. The separation of mind and physical body is now erased and become enjoined. Why? Because the biological changes stimulated by diet and training start to affect your brain and thus the various other mental aspects of “yourself”; the body just simply doesn’t like to change and is resisting.

Understanding this problematic, but essential and normal response is important. Some persons are really motivated until this essential factor begins to wear them down little by little. What one doesn’t realize is the reason for this response: The change has already begun—and the fruit from this effort is in fact a positive one to embrace.

This simple “change epidemic” is quite powerful at the beginning for good reason, and its one we will encounter throughout diet and training, at various intensity levels.

This shows how powerful the mind is in simplicity form. As time moves forward—this adjoined mental and physical composite continues its bi-lateral unity. However, some other changes occur in the journey.

If one gets past the “initial resistance” the body will show outward indications of adapting—this can be both positive and negative. The mind is still present and persistent with the path chosen for the body, so they’re still adjoined; however, what determines further unity enjoinment is the minds perception of the bodily response whether positive or negative.

Example #1: You just come off of two days of complete rest, and in your mind you gave the body enough recuperation time and rest. But, your bodily feeling is one of “laziness” or lack of energy (we are assuming diet is correct in this example).

Is this a lack of rest or just pure “laziness” on part of the physical body? This example flips back to the brain—to take charge of the situation. You are enjoining your mentality to a negative situation based on “Facts”—not feeling.

Example #2: Your still enjoined mentally and physically, but your body isn’t returning the fruits of this investment-quite like you expected. Again, the body only responds “favorably or unfavorably” based on the type of stimulants given. The body has no mind, and has no way of knowing if you are lifting “Bricks or “Rocks”, and therefore has no choice but to respond to the function of those “Bricks and Rocks”. In contrast, it’s the same with the diet—it still knows nothing—but uses what is ingested according to its design intention.

With this in mind, your mind is going to make or break you, and you can cause a separation of the mind and body if you are not careful. So who is at fault? The mind or the body? (assuming healthy individuals). Your body “knows didly-squat” , your mind is at fault.

Your body is only responding to the mental application you have provided: in and outside the diet and in and outside training sessions. Its responding to what you have allowed mentally. Thus, you need to adjust mentally to obtain a different outward bodily reaction. Your fruits will be determined on how you mentally respond.

If you look at the bodily response (whether negative or positive) as just that, “a response” this can change you. A bad response may not be the one you are looking for, but it can indicate something is “amuck” and something needs to be changed. And, this has to occur within your mind to allow the body to adapt and change.
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“Environmental Triggers”

An Environmental Trigger is a Intricate and dynamic factor caused or assisted by ones’ personal environmental circumference experienced.

External Intricate and Dynamic Factors (short list) (The Triggers):

•Work: boss, co-workers
•Work environment
•Family, friends, children, spouse, strangers
•Family environment
•Casual: Shopping for groceries, shopping for other items, etc
•Food: the smell and looks of food, people eating
•Simply Driving
(just a few examples)

Internal (Trigger Response Sources) (a few):

•Psychological
•Emotional
•Social
•Unknown: An unexplained feeling you cannot “reasonably” connect to an outside Environmental Trigger.

Personal Application:

Exposing, separating, and then recognizing, the differences of personal “Strengths and Weaknesses” between “Environmental Triggers” and the “Trigger Response Sources”.

Having the conscious ability to recognize a weakness and being able to carry over an inner mental strength to suppress and/or control a weakness is key exercise to mental strength and endurance. And, the opposite is true: Sometimes a perceived strength can be a weakness. In this situation, you have mental psychic that is neutral—Independent and Secular Common Sense. Secular means: not connected, nor necessarily controlled. Common Sense means: Reasoning that is based on segregated impartialism and is not prejudiced toward any input that is provided whether internal or externally presented. It ways facts and circumstances to produce its opinion, and one wants this internal factor to be brutally honest.

Intuitive Instinct:

“Prevent and Protect against bad natured Impulses”.

Its first checking with your internal conscious before making an outward physical action when there are other sources in the body wanting a different covert act; Intuitive instinct is usually the subtle and reasonably correct advice and decision giver. Do more than listen to this, it often times will lead you correctly.

“Be able to separate self from the environment”

Like methodically peeling an orange and exposing its interlining fruit; so should our eyes peer meticulously into our environment and its inhabitants to seek personal power in its features. Likewise, let your sense of perception be untainted by slavery to one’s self and be open to breathe in the attributes of our immediate surroundings and your personal placement within it.
The inhabitants within our environment can be teachers to one’s self when the self is in recognition of the separation between one’s self–from the existence of certain virtues and the behavior of the inhabitants within society, and its governmental and/or business functions.

This type of recognition of separation, brings self awareness to one’s self and contributes to our connection with the environment (and its inhabitants), and provides the separation of the attributes of man and environment due to the freedom to evaluate the differences and similarities between them; this assists in the pursuit of wisdom due to learning about one’s self within the surrounding existence.

The truest apprehension of wisdom is learning to master yourself.-Chillen

“Fruit in versus Crap out”

You must have cognitive ability to allow in your mind what you want and weed out what you don’t want. This takes strong personal character.

Imprison your mind and you imprison yourself--Chillen
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“Support Instincts”

Encircle yourself with appropriate support. Realize that not everyone will agree to the degree and/or nature of your goal or possibly understand it.
There will be times you will have to revert and/or retreat to be your own self supporter and you must have enough self awareness to allow this to happen. Create enough support that you require to get the job done. It doesn’t matter whether another disagrees with your approach, what does matter, is whether the support system in place works for you. No matter the type, how large, or how small. Realize that persons are going to have opinions and others will have opinion on these opinions. Filter it out, and pick a series of items that work for you. If one item or a serious of items fail to stimulate you, pick another. Find one that works for you-despite the nay speakers.
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“The Power of Choice”

It is a conception, a simple personal value, and a universal truth, that exists and suggests that all actions and perceptions are of my choosing and are a result of free will. It is a catalyst for change.

It can elevate a person to heroic heights or hurl a person to desperate levels of despair.

Putting the Power of Want, Audacity of Want, Separation of Strengths and Weakness between the Environmental Triggers and Trigger Response Sources, Time Disparity, and Sense of Time, into the exclusive Power of Choice, can assist you in making a choice that is a favorable addition to your goal (s).

>Be aware of your choices.

>Analyze your choices. Once you become aware of making a decision, ask yourself, “Will this choice help me to succeed or hold me back?”

>Make your choice. After realizing whether the choice is helpful or harmful, make a decision for the best.

>Act on your choice.

>Multiply your choices, if applicable.
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The following quote (by someone else), I held true to my heart to the point it become a personal conviction:

“I will always remember that the true measure of individuals is the height of their ideals, the breadth of their compassion, the depth of their convictions, and the length of their patience.”

“I choose to stop robbing my future by being irresponsible.”

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For a potential laugh, I wrote this for the Maber's:

As you know, I am not the greatest fan of over-the-counter supplements for fat loss, especially.

For those taking No-Doze, I have this to say, he, he

Does No Doze Work?

Walking in a store, our Muscle and Brawn member, strikes a POSE as he/she sees No Doze among the medicine ROWS.

Fighting off his/her mental FOES, intelligence GROWS

While his/her intelligence GLOWS he/she begins to smell something up their NOSE

The muscle and brawn member realizes its not from his or her CLOTHS, but from the No Doze because it BLOWS due to all the inept marketing WOES.

Now, our muscle and brawn memberKNOWS not to take No Doze and to stay on his or her TOES.

The muscle and brawn member learned to combat the highs and LOWS by battling the mental FOES

Does No Doze work?

No!

No Doze BLOWS...........

I am aware that caffeine is a mild stimulant and a mild diuretic.

This is one reason, the "so-called" fat burners are "primarily" caffeine based in ingredients. (GTE, etc)

I was joking with the Rhyme.

But, not really,

One should find what will bring consistency in going to the gym and meeting their fitness goals.

One isnt going to find it in an over-the-counter pill.

Sometimes this just "masks" the real inner problem one has as a temporary remedy only to have it reveal its ugly head later, and sometimes the over-the-counter product can "cloud up" the inner situation with some "mild withdrawal symptoms when its stopped" and make it worse.

I just prefer getting my energy from real food, and battling the ultimate master in providing energy: The MIND and BODY, and popping its cork to reveal its true inner beauty of providing me with energy--and I like its withdrawal symptoms, baby!


A person walks in their pill box (their own body) everyday, that will provide the answer, and some rarely tap into its power.

Some persons want to "sprint" to the finish line only to run out of gas before they finish, while the one that has been "consistent and steady", passes them right by and finishes.


I haven't been consistent with my fitness, by mistake.


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Want it: (by Chillen)

You are going to have to want it.

Each time a bump in the road appears......

You are going to have to flat want it.....

Each time you don't feel like working out.....

You are going to have to flat want it.......

Each time you want to eat and shouldn't...but do anyway...

You are going to have to flat want it.

If you willpower dies, and you cant find it....

You are going to have to flat want it.....


Who is a WANT IT?

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Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, they may cheat you;

Be forthright anyway.

What you spent years building, they may destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

The good you do today, they often will forget tomorrow

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it will never be enough;

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is about your own perception;

It was never between you and them, Anyway

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