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Thanks Red Pill!

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November 11, 2016
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I just wanted to express appreciation to this group for motivating me to improve myself in ways I didn't think were possible for me. Ways I didn't think were possible because I lacked self-confidence and blamed my body. Here's what I mean:

I'm 42 years old. I was a skinny kid who got a sedentary office job, didn't exercise for decades, and became skinny fat: fat belly, fat butt, skinny arms, skinny legs.

God I was pathetic.

I had knee problems because my leg muscles were so fucking atrophied from years and years of disuse.

I had no pecs whatsoever. An ant could have strapped on skis and jumped off my protruding collar bone, slid down my perfect J-shaped chest, and launched off my fat pointy nipples like a ski jump. I was constantly embarrassed of my protruding nips any time I wore a T-shirt.

If you'd seen my back alone, the complete lack of muscle and sharply defined shoulder blades might have made you mistake me for a 14 year-old girl.

I always had a ready excuse for why I couldn't exercise, work out, or otherwise take care of myself. Worked long hours. Too sleep deprived. Too tired in the mornings and at night to work out. Excuses, excuses.

Finally, about seven months ago I became thoroughly disgusted with myself and decided to start working out. I found this place a couple months later.

For the past seven months I've been religiously lifting 3-4 days a week, cycling 3 days a week, pounding protein shakes, and eating better.

Slowly, gradually, my body has been transforming. It's been gratifying to see progress, but also a source of anger toward myself for squandering what I didn't know I was capable of becoming.

You see, back in high school, I'd go months where I'd lift every day, but I'd see little to no progress, so I'd give up. I figured I'd just inherited skinny genes--like I was locked into a body type I couldn't get out of--and I was literally convinced my body was incapable of building muscle mass. I carried that self-defeatist attitude into adulthood.

In hindsight, I was doing two things wrong in my youth: by lifting every day, I wasn't giving my muscles time to rebuild themselves; and also (this is a big one) I wasn't getting anywhere near the amount of protein in my diet that I needed to build muscle mass.

Now that I've been doing it smarter (lifting 3-4 days a week, plus tons of protein), I've actually been seeing results for the first time in my life. Again, I'm 42, so how fucking pathetic is that? But better late than never.

When I started seven months ago, I could only bench 3 sets of 8 reps with 120 lbs. Seriously. Fucking pathetic. Last week, I went for a personal record and did two reps with 250 lbs. This is so far beyond what I was ever able to bench even in my college days.

For the first time in my life, I actually have pecs. I actually have deltoids. I actually have biceps and triceps. My back is now covered in layers of muscle. My quads stretch my boxer briefs. My t-shirts squeeze my arms and shoulders. And those fatty pointy nips? Gone.

I've been getting IOIs in public and especially from my wife's friends, who have never been so flirty and touchy. My wife has been giving me compliments on my transformation, commenting on how broad my chest and shoulders are, and she says I now look like I could "kick anyone's ass". I know that isn't anywhere near the truth, but still it's nice to hear her say it.

I also seem to be getting more respect from random dudes I interact with. I didn't ever know this was a thing. Like, getting a higher level of respect from other guys because of my physique.

For the first time in my life, I don't have a skinny fat body--I have an actual masculine male body with muscles.

I still have a long ways to go. I still have fat I could lose and more muscle mass to put on. I remain motivated and curious to discover what my best body looks like. But I had to come here and say "thank you" to this group for helping keep me motivated to get me where I am so far.

Another benefit: I now feel so much better--mood-wise--ever since I started exercising every day. I used to be prone to being a moody bitch. Probably too much estrogen stored up in my fatty man boobs. But now my mood is way up, stress level down, much better at reacting to and handling stressful situations. Flooding my body with endorphins every morning has been a game-changer for my overall mood and happiness level.

I used to hate and be embarrassed of my body, but now for the first time in my life I'm starting to like it. I've always had a good frame (6'3" and broad bone structure in the shoulders) but I fucking squandered it for decades by being a self-defeatist pussy-boy who believed he was genetically cursed when it came to the capacity to build muscle.

So, thank you, Red Pill. Thank you for helping me discover that there actually was a man's body waiting to be developed beneath the decades-worth of muscular atrophy and accumulated fat of my disgusting skinny-fat body.

TL;DR: I have a boner over my noob gainz and had to share and thank you for it.


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Title Thanks Red Pill!
Author Alpha_Rising
Upvotes 14
Comments 8
Date 11 November 2016 12:19 AM UTC (3 years ago)
Subreddit askMRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/206885
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/askMRP/comments/5cbfhl/thanks_red_pill/
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[–]weakandsensitive2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Damn man. Loving all the "I" statements. If every guy wrote their reports like you, we wouldn't have to write jack and we could just fuck around.

Your tl;dr was on point too - and I generally hate tl;dr's,

[–]screechhaterRed Beret1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Congratulations that is fantastic amazing what seven months of consistency and the right program can do fit you

[–]postscript11141 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Great post. Congrats on the physical and mental gains.

As a noob myself, I too have realized that lifting is the keystone to transformation. Not just physically, but mentally. I didn't understand all of the comments on here of "lift, lift, lift, but now I do. I still have a ways to go, but seeing and feeling results makes me want to work harder for more. It allows me to see the world from a new perspective.

[–]reddmoney1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

You remind me of me. I was exactly 42, newly single, just skinny at 6'1" 135 lbs. I had always been skinny. I hated my body but I thought there was nothing I could do about it.

A comment from a close family member made me decide to try. I started researching on the web. I figured out pretty quickly that my main problem was that I did not eat enough. All the running and biking I was doing wasn't helping either.

I hit the the gym and ate like a pig and with 3 months I weighed 175 and looked completely different. Women noticed me whereas before I was practically invisible.

This truly changed my life, along with making some red pill style (there was no red pill back then) decisions on how I would treat and interact with women. That worked out for me also.

I just wanted to chime in for anyone lurking out there. It is never too late. It isn't even that hard - once your body starts to change you will WANT to hit the gym. Just do it you will never regret anything other that why did it take you so long!

[–]bangorlol1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Probably too much estrogen stored up in my fatty man boobs.

Spit water all over my desk.

Either way, congrats. Keep lifting, make more money, and be a better dude.

[–]bogeyd6Mod / Red Militia1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

You are welcome and I seriously can tell you I am happy when a man decides to lift and comes to realize how much better his life has become.

On the downside you would get better replies in mrp. Most new people haven't experienced that yet.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Dude, enjoy the beauty that is your body.

You can only see the view from the tops of mountains if you're physically fit enough to reach the tops of mountains.

What a shame it is, those people who never experience that view because they place gluttony and comfort over living a full life.



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