Can we get a motivation thread for those us of dragging ass this tuesday morning?
>I need to get my ass in the gym edition
>dr seuss was a fucking genius edition
>they read this to us at our graduation
>my life has only gotten worse ever since
In the Far East, there is a tree called the Chinese bamboo tree.
This tree has to be watered everyday and fertilized.
It's a very hard nut and it takes watering and fertilizing everyday for 5 years before it breaks trought the ground.
At any time, if the water, nurturing and fertilization process is stopped, the Chinese bamboo tree will die in the ground.
Now, once it breaks through in it's 5th year then in 6 weeks it grows 90 feet tall.
Now the question is: does it grow 90 feet in 5 years or in 6 weeks?
The answer, offcourse, is that it took 5 years to grow it, to build that foundation, to nurture it, to water it, to learn the system, to figure it out, to learn how to grow.
That's why you must have patience and engage in consistent action.
It's simple, but not easy and most important above all: it's worth it.
So don't forget the Chinese bamboo tree, who tought us that change doesn't come overnight, its consistent progress.
>A certain person said, "In the Saint's mausoleum there is a poem that goes :
>"If in one's heart
>He follows the path of sincerity,
>Though he does not pray
>Will not the gods protect him?"
>What is this path of sincerity?"
>A man answered him by saying, ''You seem to like poetry. I will answer you with a poem.
>As everything in this world is but a sham, >Death is the only sincerity.
>It is said that becoming as a dead man in one's daily living is the following of the path of sincerity."
>-Yamamoto Tsunetomo, The Hagakure
>"Now departure from the world of men is nothing to fear, if gods exist: because they would not involve you in any harm. If they do not exist, or if they have no care for humankind, then what is life to me in a world devoid of gods, or devoid of providence? But they do exist, and they do care for humankind: and they have put it absolutely in man's power to avoid falling into the true kinds of harm."
> —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 2.11
>"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but...will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
these threads are cringe as fuck. you really shouldn't have to imagine yourselves as unsung, badass knight-champion-heroes in order to get yourself up and do a few reps of squats and deadlifts. the reality is that lifting isn't the single toughest endeavour on the planet.
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>get fit in sophomore year and attention stayed flowing in
>decide to join the navy so increase work out regime
>good grades, awesome bf, savings building
This is where it gets ugly.
>gets kicked out by bat shit crazy mom for the vacuum breaking
>too stubborn to go to father
>live in car for a month and just shower when dad not home
>"sleep over" at friend's houses for another month. Just staying from house to house
>finally cave in and ask mom to come back
>let's me stay for a week until dad gets room ready (dad's house not even finished wtf)
>move in with dad
>left leg gets bitten by spider 3 times while i slept
I was a heavy sleeper bc working job, going to school, and running 6 miles a day along with weight lifting.
>woke up to leg in extreme pain and irritation
>bit enough money to see doctor
>bf turns out to not care
>mom doesn't care, thinks I'm over reacting
>dad too drunk to understand
>finally go to emergency room after the days of fever
>fml not able to work out like i used to
>physical therapy for 6 months
>had to get 2nd job jusy to pay for it all
>gaining more and more weight bc young and stupid and not cutting calorie intake
>gets really fat and depressed
>two years past
>is disgusting hambeast
>mother almost dies from benign tumors
>take care of miserable woman
>cussed out and belittled everyday
>gets better and kicks me out again
>break up with bf
>start cutting calories
>working out again to get mobility back
>start losing weight slowly over the next 3 years
>continue to get better
>tfw leg 90% mobile due to determination and hard work
>now 26 and lost 50 lbs since being 23
>still need to lose 50 more pounds but going to gym every day and eating right
Life is good, mayn. Without fitness my life is dark. Go to the gym!