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What do you sacrifice?

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For those that are obsessed on adding that 2lbs of muscle or losing a few pounds round the waist, what things do you sacrifice to reach those goals?
 

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All i need to do is to pump up some dbols and lift the weights PRETTY hard lol

jk

Of course, I do hard things like cardio every 3 am in morning and afternoon to loss fat in a week. Actually I lost almost 30 lbs of fats with some muscle :( dieting down.
 

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All i need to do is to pump up some dbols and lift the weights PRETTY hard lol

jk

Of course, I do hard things like cardio every 3 am in morning and afternoon to loss fat in a week. Actually I lost almost 30 lbs of fats with some muscle :( dieting down.
Nice work :xyxthumbs:

Like most bodybuilders, I sacrifice my social life. Instead of being out on a Friday night drinking and havin a good time, I'm in the gym doing legs or getting in that extra meal at 12 at night. It's just what we do.
 

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Sacrifice without regret.. one of the best quotes ever.. surely my social life is affected big time.. when the boys go out on the weekend i have to say no, drinking is obviously very limited and only done in the off season.. sacrifice being able to enjoy good tasting food year round.. besides that i wouldn't trade this life for the world.
 

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I try to stay busy. l've actually found that with going to school, having a job, and living this lifestyle, I actually am on a better schedule for eating and training than I would be without school or job.
 

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Sacrifice is the wrong word here. To sacrifice is to exchange a greater value for a lesser one. So its only a "Sacrifice" if you value your time more than your muscles.
 

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IN the offseason not much because i enjoy my offseasons-as everyone should. But in precontest pretty much everything. Plus havig a gf and being in college its mighty hard but i do it cuz i love it!!
 

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A lot... The list could go on and on. But I never regret it and the rewards are priceless.
 

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i would say alot, but it´s just changing your mindset on food. can be hard but can be done. it´s really rewarding so there are no regrets. i do like getting drunk so there you a sacrifice
 

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haha drunk im in college and around it all the time its easy to give up-alcohol that is.
 

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A lot... The list could go on and on. But I never regret it and the rewards are priceless.

I'm with ya on that! Perhaps it's worth noting them down though.

Diet

A big one - I don't enjoy eating arduous amounts of tasteless protein such as tuna and cottage cheese with low carbs and low-fat foods but it's what I need to do to get results - I don't eat anything remotely fun such as burgers, fries, ice-cream, chocolate, snack foods etc...this can have a huge impact on your mood - as my family's come to know

Money

I spend a lot on food but also on supplements that help me maintain my muscle while burning fat. The gym fees aren't exactly cheap either.

Time

I spend 5 x 90 minutes of training a week - which I could have used to relax or spend with my friends or family. To a small extent - my career, I tend not to stay into work late because the only thing on my mind is that I've just had my pre-workout meal and I need to get the hell into the gym!! It's stressful for family relations because I prioritize my training above almost all other things - but my family just doesn't understand.

There's many more little sacrifices that I make in my life to do what I do but in the end the results speak for themselves. And knowing that I'm putting my heart and soul into something I feel so passionately about makes me all the more proud of what I'm achieving each and everyday - what I achieve isn't just results but it's consistently making those sacrifices for the bigger cause.
 

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I was going to say nothing cos I eat what I want and don't do any cardio - but I am pretty specific about getting enough sleep before training which affects what I do and don#t do in an evening.
 
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