I am posting on the forums at 10:40 on a Saturday night.....how lame. I just watched my buddies walk out the door on their way downtown. This marks the second Saturday in a row that I chose to stay home and get a good night's sleep over going out and partying, just so that I could get a better workout in the morning and avoid the beer carbs. If I go out, I am going to spend $100.00 or more at the bar, and have a great time, but lately my need to be stronger and look better has driven me to skipping out on the things I use to love. Never has it occurred to me, until now, that maybe I am taking this too far. In under 5 months I dropped from a 42" waist to a 36" waist, and doubled my strength and muscle tone. I use to eat complete garbage, but now I carefully organize my meals on calorie intake and P/C/F%. The taste of food is no longer a consideration when its time to eat. Most of the people that new me a year ago have a bugeyed look on their face when they see me, because of how much better I look. This drives me harder and harder to the point that my life revolves around the gym. Am I taking this too far, or am I finally realizing what it takes to be what I want to be? I guess those that sacrifice reap the rewards later, and my turn will be soon. If keep pushing myself this hard I can see in maybe a year of how great I will look, and all this will be worth it.
Sorry about the rant. Do you guys ever feel the same way? What sacrifices do you make in the pursuit of a great body?