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I Don't Belong Here: Day 3 - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
I Don't Belong Here: Day 3
Photo: HEY. I put stuff on my head for photog_xp. Do you see the fun you are missing?? Also, check out that sexy center framing on the first frame.

Ah yeah. <center framing dance>
This dance is funny to some of you, I know.

It involved chewing dry kidney beans, a cat with a healed gun shot wound, me and lady_fox buying a house in Florida swampland, and every single person I knew lying to me to my face about narcissuskisses moving in next door to me with they guy she left me for and his entire family. After the news of the former came out, I spent the rest of the dream walking around with one bowling shoe on, walking around lopsided and forlorn.

I woke up feeling pathetic and lonely and sad about it and the associated real-life events. Meh. Apparently my subconscious needed to remind me I'm not yet over that break up when I'd really prefer to be. Still. Boo.

I'm still sore from the gym on Sunday. It's nice, honestly. I feel like I accomplished something. I'm feeling less hungry finally too. I don't recall that ever happening before, feeling the increased metabolism, and pleases me. I've decided that, screw my mental blocks, I'm going to do what makes me feel good at the gym. If that includes lots of heavy weights and elliptical machine, so be it.

And that sounds odd when I read it back to myself. See, I don't want to be bulky. I don't want a ton of muscle mass which is why I've been doing lower weight and higher reps. My ideal body is more of a martial artist build: lots of endurance and less power.

This would be easier to achieve if I could find a martial arts school I liked. The JKD/Kali classes I took in college really spoiled me.

Eh. We'll see what this does to my body. As soon as I can't touch body parts from muscle interference, I'll rethink the approach.
Um.. Bacon AK-47....

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world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: April 15th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh no!

You've got headburgers! At least your friend used protection.

I go to what I think is a good martial arts school. I don't know if you'd agree, though.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 15th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh no!

I bare-skull meats all the time. :P

Tell me about your school. What style? How focused on competition is it?
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: April 15th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh no!

Bare skull-meats aren't safe you know. They can get really dirty really fast.

East Madison Karate, which meets at the Aikido of Madison Dojo. The base is Tae Kwon Do, but our head instructor also teaches at the Aikido school and mixes Penjakzielot (I don't know how to spell that) and Escrima into it too. Competitions are almost never mentioned, and usually then only by Hemple Sensei in reference to his past.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 15th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh no!

How strict are the teachers? I had a super easy going instructor in college which helped tremendously.
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: April 15th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh no!

I'm not sure to what the scale is callibrated, but I don't think they are very strict.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 15th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's your problem with huge muscles again?

abmann From: abmann Date: April 15th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gosh. I'm not so sure anymore.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 15th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
abmann From: abmann Date: April 15th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 15th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I relinquished all control of him a long time ago..

Talk to rianwyn.
demi_deity From: demi_deity Date: April 15th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The good news is that, unless you're some sort of genetic freak, you're unlikely to get RILLYRILLYHYOOOGE from standard weight-lifting, even if you lift heavy. This is especially true if you're doing catabolic (muscle-eating) activity like elliptical or running. It's why the serious competitive bodybuilders don't do cardio.

You will hurt like a mutha and see progress a lot faster, though.

There is nothing sadder than only one forlorn bowling shoe. :(
abmann From: abmann Date: April 15th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
See progress a lot faster though what? If I stop doing cardio?
From: ex_hellocth126 Date: April 15th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want a bacon assault rifle.

Maybe your dream is trying to tell you that you just need to say "fuck it, dude" and go bowling?
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