On Burning Fat, Bodybuilding and Life …

1 05 2012

I recently came across the following blog about burning fat and being more healthy.

This guy Tom Venuto has an excellent blog called, appropriately enough, the Burn The Fat Blog.  Love it!

I guess he’s a bodybuilder:

One article he recently posted has some great advice.  As I read through this list, I realized that this is good advice for living life, not just for losing weight!

Check it out:

Body transformation mistake #10

Training without intensity; going through the motions

Success strategy

Training with intensity, effort, focus and passion

Body transformation mistake #9

Using only willpower; trying to change consciously with force

Success strategy

Using habit power and programming your subconscious mind to change automatically

Body transformation mistake #8

Giving up at the first obstacle or failure

Success strategy

Persisting through every adversity until you succeed

Body transformation mistake #7

Inconsistency with nutrition and training

Success strategy

Consistently following your nutrition and training plan, every single day

Body transformation mistake #6

Chasing quick fixes; doing the least you can get away with

Success strategy

Developing a hard work ethic; doing whatever it takes

Body transformation mistake #5

Short term perspective: “I’m going on a 12 week program”

Success strategy

Long term perspective: “This is a lifelong journey”

Body transformation mistake #4

No goals, fuzzy goals or lightly taken goals

Success strategy #

Specific, written goals and total commitment to them

Body transformation mistake #3

Blaming something or someone else for your lack of results

Success strategy

Taking personal responsibility for all your results; better or worse

Body transformation mistake #2

No progress tracking or accountability

Success strategy

Tracking, measuring and becoming accountable for everything you want to improve; weight, body fat, performance, etc.

Body transformation mistake #1

Not believing it can be done and/or not believing you can do it

Success strategy

Believing in yourself; cultivating and growing that belief every single day

 

 

He has a lot of other great stuff on the site.  He also has a book.

This one was really well rounded and well said, about living a good life:

 

http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2011/12/random-stuff-i-learned-in-2011-about-fat-loss-fitness-and-bodybuilding.php

 

 

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Fat Friday

2 12 2011

Today I’ll be adding to my earlier post regarding my asshole doctor calling me fat.

It turns out that Americans didn’t used to be the gluttonous bunch of fat-asses that we are today; in fact, there used to be products that purported to enable you to gain weight:

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All this fat talk reminded me of perhaps the best web page ever created on God’s green Internet: FATMOUSE

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A couple of things to note about FATMOUSE – he is the superlative. He is the king. And dammit, he will rock your world.

FATMOUSE is full of choice quotes, like this one:

FATMOUSE IS COMING AND HE HAS A MESSAGE AND YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE IT. FATMOUSE WILL CONSUME YOUR POOR THIN WORLD AND REGURGITATE IT IN HIS OWN IMAGE. FATMOUSE DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU AND HE DOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR MEAGRE HOPES AND DREAMS. IT IS BETTER TO WALK WITH FATMOUSE THAN TO BE IN HIS PATH, FOR FATMOUSE MUST FEED.