Thread: Replacing Addictions..
07-28-2005, 10:57 PM #1Member
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I just wanted to share this with you guys, maybe some of you can relate..
Anyway so I'd been an avid weightlifter since junior high/high school, for sports and just for the love of it. So one day I moved out with some friends, little did i know that these kids were heavily in to drugs. I had done my share of experimenting before but never this deep. There were drugs around all the time and pretty soon I was doing anything I could get my hands on. going from a nice lean 155lbs (yea i'm skinny) to a slightly chubby 139 lbs, I was getting depressed and I ended up getting busted by cops for drugs.
anyways, so I moved back home with my parents, cleaned myself up, stopped hanging around the old friends who used. started hanging with my high school buddys again....still something was missing. being an addict, you constantly need the sensation of being "Full", it doesnt matter what you do to "Fill" yourself, but you just need that..So anyway I went back to my old gym, picked up some weights a little bit...and that was it, I was in love again with bodybuilding and i havent looked back.
Now I know more than ever about bodybuilding (much thanks to ppl on this site) and I look better than I ever have before... In one of my rehab classes, the teacher told us that we are "Addicts" and will be for forever. And at first that really upset me, but I realized: "That doesnt mean I'm addicted to DRUGS for forever" that just means that I have an addictive personality and am intense in what i like"...Anyway, just was thinking about this lately and was happy that I've replaced my addiction with one of the greatest things for you..Bodybuilding/Nutrition.. Kinda corny but it makes me happy to think about.
07-28-2005, 10:58 PM #2AR Hall of Fame
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Awesome brutha, congrats to you!
07-28-2005, 11:47 PM #3
yeah thats is great
and that is the best way of really doing it..
cause u cannot stop old habbits or addiction..
only way is by replacing it by something better and more usefull for u..
which u did..
that is great mate.
now keep clean
07-29-2005, 12:14 AM #4Originally Posted by SeanStew
Bro you just quoted my girl, she likes the fact that I love to work out with a passion, (but also hates that when I get into something I get into it hard-core) the only thing is whenever I get hurt or can't workout I (always) go back to a old habbit which is drinking. I can drink like a maniac which I hate about me. I ****ed up my shoulder a couple of weeks ago and what sucks is I'm going on vacation next week to Mexico/Acapulco so you know I'll be drinking all day in a controlled manner of course. But I made a promise to "MYSELF" that when I get back I'm going to change and full on get my BB'ing together (no more drinking), and show you guys some before and after pictures once I get into my groove again. I love this f*cken board because there's allot of cool f*cken people with great knowledge and advice to give. Plus allot of fawkers I like to whore with.
Right now I'm 5'9, 200lbs, about 17% body fat and when I get back I want to
shoot for 215lbs and 10 to 8% body fat. That is my goal and I'll sweat, cry and bleed if I have too so I can get there.
I've been drinking tonight so forgive me If I sound retarted.
07-29-2005, 10:30 AM #5
Everyone has problems.. whether they be an addictive personality.. or something else.. make thme work for you
For myself i know my limiitations and weakness and have put thme to use That's the way to live and live well
Good luck hun and have fun on your trip
07-29-2005, 10:32 AM #6
Props to you for kicking the shit drugs!
07-29-2005, 10:59 AM #7Originally Posted by WILDCH1LD
07-29-2005, 12:34 PM #8
your story is very similar to mine. i kicked dope and coke 4 years ago after a massive overdose that nearly ended my life. back then i weighed 125lbs soaking wet! i've been through the addict's gammet a million times: rehabs, psych wards, detoxes, hospitals, AA and NA meetings... you name it! you know how it is.
i've been clean and sober from alcohol and drugs for 4 years now. since the week i got out of the hospital 4 years ago, bodybuilding has been my passion. i just cant get enough of it. i study more about lifting weights and nutrition than i ever studied anything in school!
07-29-2005, 01:27 PM #9
Congrats bro....... I'm in a similar situation but instead of drugs with alcohol......It has never affected my family or work but bottom line I was drinking too dam much!!!!!!!!!
I have got into working out and getting the body I wanted I was 150Lbs @ 5'11" skinny also..........But because your not supposed to drink while on cycle I've almost completely cut out drinking in only 2 months...................It's a great feeling I know
I'm proud of ya cause I've had friends ruined their life because of drugs......
Way to go bro
07-29-2005, 01:42 PM #10Anabolic Member
Originally Posted by SeanStew
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