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Ben Nadel at CFinNC 2009 (Raleigh, North Carolina) with: Andy Matthews and Todd Sharp and Jason Dean

Project HUGE: Internal Dialogue

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(Internal Me): He Ben, you there?

(Me): What's up, I'm working.

(Internal Me): Stop for a second and check out this chick:


 
 
 

 
Project HUGE: February 2007 Girl of Inspiration  
 
 
 

(Internal Me): She's pretty jacked, huh?... are those arms bigger than yours?

(Me): Yeah, maybe.

(Internal Me): Maybe.... mmmm, I'm thinking more like definitely. Why do you think that is?

(Me): I dunno.

(Internal Me): If I had to guess, I'd say it's cause she works out a lot harder than you do. You remember working out right? It's that thing where you go the gym and do something productive with your body.

(Me): Look man! Enough with the attitude! Work's been really freakin' busy and I'm having some relationship problems right now. At the end of the day, I don't always have time and the energy to work out.

(Internal Me): No time huh? Well, you seem to have found time to order in Chinese food a couple of times this week.

(Me): [silence]

(Internal Me): Yeah.... yeah... I mean, she probably doesn't eat deep-friend, greasy Chinese food, but it seems to be working for you, so I wouldn't worry about it.

(Me): I had a bit of sore throat this week, the spicy food felt good, like it was flushing out the bad stuff.

(Internal Me): No, totally, I get it. Just uh, just keep that in mind when you look in the mirror later.

(Me): Well, I'm gonna work out today. That should be good.

(Internal Me): That's what I'm talking about. Get in the gym, lift some heavy shit off the ground. Remember you have to lift big to get big.

(Me): Word up.

(Internal Me): So what are you gonna do later?

(Me): I'm gonna go freakin' kick some ass in the gym!

(Internal Me): You're damn right you are! You're damn right.

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I (re) fell in love with food when I quit smoking. My tastebuds changed, and I suddenly started liking food in a new way.

Unfortunately, using that same willpower to diet was really diffucult. So, I took the attitude of "I'm allowed to eat whatever I want as long as I work out 3 times a week and do some cardio."

Over time, I just stopped eating some things because I could feel it making me sick. Apparently, working out makes you attune to your body.

I know diet and exercise is the best, but if you have a choice, do the excercise, and leave the diet for the 2nd. My advice, anyway since I felt it worked for me.

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Jester,

I agree. I have always exercised (on and off) but my eating has never been that great. I keep thinking that maybe I should make my first priority to slim down a bit... but then I just keep thinking that if I just started working out regularly, everything else would fall into place.

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