I reached my goal body composition a month ahead of schedule – so now what? For that answer, I need you to hop into my time machine and travel back to the greatest period of time in the world: the 90’s (don’t worry, denim jackets will be avoided at all costs).
In the early 1990s, Martin Lawrence was straight crushing it: House Party, Def Comedy Jam, and Bad Boys – just to name a few of things he played a huge role in. Not only that, but he also created and stared in his own sitcom entitled Martin.
One of the most memorable characters on the show went by the name of Bruh Man, and his ridiculousness can’t be put into words, so this video will have to do:
The most important thing to know about Bruh Man is this: whenever you asked him what he was doing, his answer was always the same – nothin, just chillin’. In order to even begin to comprehend the depth of this life philosophy and how it applies to us, we must first arrive at a basic understanding of what chillin’ actually is.
To be in a state of prolonged satisfactory being, not regarded as being bored but not in the process of doing anything worth elaborating upon.
When it comes right down to it, most of us have the goal of simply looking good naked or in various states of undress, and as long as you’re consistent and are not doing anything too goofy with your nutrition and training, you will undoubtedly get to that point.
Game over – you win.
But what happens next? Do you aim to put on more muscle or do you push to lose even more body fat? Regardless of the road you choose, it’ll eventually (hopefully) lead to a place where you’re happy with the body that you’ve created and, aside from minor tweaks here and there, you have no desire to put in more effort to change it.
As Leigh Peele so eloquently put it, the end is the beginning. At some point you’re going to arrive at a place where the goal isn’t to keep pushing further and further, but to simply enter a state of maintenance, aka chillin’, where you enjoy the fruits of your labor and invest your energy elsewhere.
That’s where I’m at now, and it’s a beautiful place. And the sooner you reach your goals, the sooner that you can be there as well.
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