Tyler McPeak


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

from the very beginning the reason why i got into the health and fitness lifestyle was to gain confidence and have a better overall life. through the course of 7 years i’ve tried different ways of doing this. i’ve been the extremest and went through a bodybuilding phase where i just wanted to be huge and i never thought i was big enough. then i tried to slim down for fashion modeling and stopped weight training all together and that made me lose all of the confidence that i had originally gained and became very unhappy with myself. I believe when you try to do anything extreme and force things that are not supposed to happen that you’re setting yourself up for failure. i live my life now in moderation. when i was going through my bodybuilding phase i didn’t have much of a social life. then when i slimmed down i started to party and drink way too much and didn’t follow a healthy nutrition plan. moderation is key when living the health and fitness lifestyle because you still want to be able to go out and be social, have drinks, have your weekly cheat meals or day whichever you do because from my experience your not going to be a happy person if you totally restrict yourself or over indulge. downfalls of total restriction that had happened to me was being very irritable,non social,no energy, and the feeling of guilt when i had something that wasn’t on my “diet” and just not being happy. then when i did the complete opposite and overindulged in everything the downfalls from that were loss of all my confidence,low self-esteem which led to no sex drive and just not feeling healthy and i was out of shape. who wants to be or feel like that?! i don’t think anybody should! this is not the way to live life. as i’ve said before, life is too short and most people if not all get into the health and fitness lifestyle to improve overall well being, not to destruct it. since taking on this whole new approach to my life for the past 6 months i’m a totally different person. my confidence is back, i enjoy going out on the weekends and being social, having my weekly junk food and i’m in the best shape of my life. also since i’m not forcing things to happen everything seems to be falling into place so i’m very excited to see what’s to come in the future.