|Training and Diet Log for February 11, 2005
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Awake at 10:10
Meal 1 (1PM):
- Omelet with Mozzarella Cheese, Onion, Tomato, Mushroom, Ham
- Tuna Sandwich with Swiss Cheese & Lettuce
- Two Bowls of Mixed Fruit (Orange, Pear, Watermelon, Peach, Cantaloupe, Pineapple)
- Glass of Skim Milk
- Glass of Orange Juice
Meal 2 (6PM):
- Chicken Stir Fry with Carrots, Mushrooms, Celery, Red Pepper, Baby Corn, & Hot Sauce
- Large Bowl of Mixed Fruit (Orange, Pear, Watermelon, Peach, Cantaloupe, Pineapple)
- Bowl of Cream of Chicken Soup
- Slice of Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping
- Glass of Skim Milk
- Glass of Orange Juice
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Today I got into a debate with a European friend of mine who claimed that obesity is such a widespread epidemic in North America because of diet and lifestyle. Although I definitely agree that it plays a part (and probably the single largest part), I can't deny that genetics play a large role as well. He claimed that the only way genetics could possibly play a sizeable role is if we are all genetic mutants here in North America programmed to become obese, and that you see no such people who are that large in a number of other countries in the world. As for genetic mutants - yes they do exist. Even if they were in the minority, why should I be going around thinking that? I am a genetic mutant myself (a genetic mutant for being skinny!!):
That picture is of me after my twelth day of training. If my memory serves me correct, I started training November 18, 2000, a little over a month before I turned 19. I was without a doubt, a rake, with little natural strength (although to my credit, I was stronger than I looked).
The first picture was taken around the same time the first one was - once again, very clearly, I was not born to be a bodybuilder. The second picture was taken last year and my body weight was a little over 180 in it. I really NEED to start a regular abdominals routine - ever since I've started training I basically ignored abs - my reasoning was that since my body fat levels were going to go through the roof, I may as well hold off training abs until I'm lean. Afterwards, my neglect of abs became a habit. This is a bad attitude to take, and many people who bulk up stop training their abs - but they should.
Back to the topic at hand...
My mother after giving birth to her second child (9 pounds, 13 ounces - me) weighed 99 pounds at a height of 5'2. 99 pounds!! This was much heavier than when she was being tormented for years in school of being "anorexic" when she was just a normal human being in terms of diet! If you want to follow my daily diet check out here (the main page):
http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/webmasterjournal.html (click on any date)
On an average school day I spend at least three hours in the cafeteria, sitting, eating, taking a break until I can eat again, then eating again. I eat as much of the right muscle building foods as my little stomach can possibly hold - which is to the point of satisfaction because I don't have the physical / physiological ability to stuff myself (but I probably wouldn't even if I did).
Also, try to understand this - my weight fluctuates like mad and I am anywhere between 150-200 pounds depending on the time of the year. The reason is because I DON'T GET HUNGRY!! If I ate one apple and a piece of toast each day that would be enough to offset any hunger pangs! I could go on indefinitely on such a diet and not even know I need more nutrients - I wouldn't feel hungry, but I would lose muscle at a fierce rate. My brain does not remind me that I need to eat food - the rare time I do get hungry is because of something insane like going two days without eating because I was busy and eating slipped my mind longer than it normally does - when I do get hungry, it has been so long since the last time that happened that I actually FORGET what being hungry feels like!! This is like going a long time w/out sex and then remembering what it's like.
I lose so much weight during the year because I get busy with school work, and without having my brain remind me to eat, nor having the DESIRE to eat (as in - eat anything!), I lose weight very quickly.
And I get very tired of the monotony of chicken, potatoes, oats, shakes, etc, which is why I bought a meal plan - but not tired of the monotony as an overweight person might get ("Man, I sure could go for a big mac" or something), but tired of the monotony of having to EAT. I am eating at least five times what my body would ask for. It's very hard to do this!!
So left to nature, I would not just be skinny - I would look to be starving, like a prisoner of war or an Ethiopian - even WHEN I am "fully bulked" (say 190 pounds), I am still at most "thin" - some may even say skinny at that weight. And I can only get to that point if I spend all my time in my basement eating chicken every three hours and working out five days a week! Are you getting my point? Even IF I could dedicate my LIFE to changing my body - I pretty much can't!
It's ok though, because I'm happy with who I am. But it is also a whole helluva lot easier for me to accept myself for how I look when you have the media espousing their love for bones and thinness - compare this with an obese person who wants to love themselves for who they are, but can't because the media demonizes how they look - like me, they are the victims of their own genetics. Even the ones who do try their best to overcome that don't necessarily get thin! I am an example of a person who basically dedicates a lot of time and effort trying to overcome my genetics - and many would say I am too light to be considered thin right now.
This ties in to the reason why I think why some fast food entrepreneurs are scum - obese people already need to deal with the social / physical / physiological repercussions of being overweight - why should they have to take all the responsibility for getting to that point?
It's especially hard for obese women with men being as superficial as they are. I would like to love both of my sisters, but throughout my life they have made it hard for me, but they are family so I will keep giving them more chances - yet throughout their lives, they have gotten one excellent boyfriend after the other because they are THIN. Yet you have nice overweight girls who go their lives without finding a love. Is this fair? What are my sisters doing that the overweight girls aren't? Overweight girls have genetics telling them to eat lots of bad food which causes them to gain weight - my sisters have genetics which (like me), tell them to eat next to nothing!! They have not seen a treadmill in their life yet weigh 105-110 pounds with low body fat! This is not because they have good character as you suggest - it is GENETICS!!!
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