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A sobering thought for my fellow geeks who wish to work out.

Okay first off, I realize that my nerds guide to working out actually had some push, so to those who are actually working out I have some advice to offer you.

Find your limits and push past them SLOWLY, but STEADILY.

When I first started working out, I made an error in letting my ego absorb the fact that I was working out and getting stronger, and I was so hooked on getting stronger and stronger that I kept undertaking things I was not ready for and tiring myself out before I could get an optimal workout in.

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I took my inspiration from The Dark Knight too seriously.

Yes, I got stronger. I’m quite strong, and I learned to accept my limits and move past them rather than accepting my hubris and believing myself above my limits to put myself above the guy next to me.

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But, I learned, and I’m hoping you will learn and go at a pace faster than me. Working out and getting stronger, you will not be able to do this:

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One thing that will get in your way more than a lack of motivation is your hubris, and I am not so bold as to say I discovered this long ago, after some long thought on myself and my mind this weekend I figured out that I have limits, and I am excited to break them. I am excited to see just how far I can go and the spark to workout is back again.

Get this straight, you aren’t going to become Goku in a day.

You aren’t going to become a Super Saiyan in a day.

You aren’t going to become Armstrong in a day.

You aren’t going to be able to take Edward Elric, Alphonse, or Major Armstrong’s workout regiment in one day.

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Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of feeling lesser for lifting less than the guy next to you.

Perhaps one day I will be a Super Saiyan, but for now how about I become a Super Human first?

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