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As seems to happen time and again I attract current or ex-bodybuilders to me like a starving moth to a flame. Usually its rather casual but recently I befriended a female competitor and we became VERY close rather quickly. For the record, it was strictly friendship nothing naughty.

At first being around her positive energy was refreshing and I found myself being pulled back into that lifestyle. Then, as her show drew near she began to pull away and complain. The only time she'd initiate conversation was to whine or crab about something. But I have dieted for a show before and I know how draining it can be so I was sympathetic.

So her show came and went. I asked her how she did several times and never even got a response. Her facebook page was filled with bullshit posts like I'm a winner because I met my goals.... which to me sounds like "I really sucked but I"m going to pretend I didnt" So I looked up her placing on the website for the show.... she took 8th. Not a stellar placing in a field of 14. I posted "Bummer on the placing. Another year to dial it in." and it was promptly deleted.

What followed next reminded me with brilliant clarity why I left that lifestyle behind. I got a message through FB that I nearly had to scroll through to finish reading telling me how she's not bummed, how she's on top of the world and only wants to surround herself with positive people. My negativity serves no good, etc, etc.... I HATE that shit. You did what you did. Its human nature to be a little disappointed but bodybuilders get themselves into this robotic state where they cant' even acknowledge anything other than posititivity. I HATE fake anything especially fake positivity. Accept the truth, make it part of you and if its disappointing, use it to fuel your future efforts.

I basically told her to pound sand and with that felt the door to that lifestyle finally close for good. It was like exhaling to let go of that freakshow. So I guess I should send her a Thank you message, lol!!

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Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:08 am
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a very interesting post indeed... good riddance too, by the sounds of it. so is this going to factor into your potential unbiggity process?

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Cheeky Monkey wrote:
a very interesting post indeed... good riddance too, by the sounds of it. so is this going to factor into your potential unbiggity process?



I think so. I realized I have very little interest in that lifestyle anymore. I'm too much of a realist, lol.

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Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:05 pm
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hehe, fair enough. got any specific physique goals or you just gonna improvise?

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Better to leave false people behind! :aok:

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Better to leave false people behind! :aok:



Agreed! She kept responding to my messages with nastier and nastier digs so I finally blocked her. Wow...

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seriously though, it's nice to be strong, isn't it? I wouldn't want to be skinny.

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Cheeky Monkey wrote:
hehe, fair enough. got any specific physique goals or you just gonna improvise?



Gonna improvise. For right now I'm going to try to just lean up and lose a bit of body weight.

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nice. you gonna keep any sort of progress log?

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Thing is, I'm really just getting into lifting, so discovering that bimikey is getting out of the whole scene is like a medieval villager discovering god doesn't exist :S
But I wish you well and hope you're happy in whatever you decide to do next.

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Thing is, I'm really just getting into lifting, so discovering that bimikey is getting out of the whole scene is like a medieval villager discovering god doesn't exist :S
But I wish you well and hope you're happy in whatever you decide to do next.


bigdavey.

proceed.

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Knight_Errant wrote:
Thing is, I'm really just getting into lifting, so discovering that bimikey is getting out of the whole scene is like a medieval villager discovering god doesn't exist :S
But I wish you well and hope you're happy in whatever you decide to do next.



I'll still toss out old school knowledge to those who ask for it, and I'll still be into lifting/fitness just not the staying huge bbing thing....

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"fake positivity"..? :|

I can barely fake politeness on a good day... :I am a Banana:

Cut the arseholes out of your life cos you've already got one ;)


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Bigmikey wrote:
and I'll still be into lifting/fitness just not the staying huge bbing thing....



So... like Arnie post Conan period...? :D


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funnily enough i was about to post elsewhere cheekily asking something along the lines of "anyone else think i might be a little too cynical?", and lo, there i see a contact who's into bodybuilding posting something ending in "cynicism and bitterness are not desirable traits". L-O forking L. i'm still posting it :D

edit:d'oh, typo!

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