6 Month of PE: The bottom line
first of all, I would like to thank Thunder and all of you guys who contribute to this truly great forum. I’ve learned alot about PE and all the gains have kept me motivated throughout the past half year.
For those of you that expect a revolutionary excercise or size claim - I sadly need to disappoint. The intention of this thread is to share with you all my past experiences and my leassons learned. Hopefully, some of you guys can benefit from this post, as I have benefited from all of your posts.
I started out in January 05 measuring 5.9” BPEL and 5.1” EG. In the first weeks I read the forum close to all day long, neglecting some of the very important things in my life (e.g. job, etc.). I could not take my mind off this topic and couldn’t wait till I was able to do my PE exercises.
Fortunately, I’ve made some good gains ever since, currently I measure arround 6.75” BPEL and 5.5” EG. But, I have been stuck with that size for more than 2 month now - no change what so ever. That’s a pitty, but from my point of view: “Better stuck at 6.75” BPEL than still being at my initial 5.9” BPEL”
This brings me to the main subject I would like to share my experience with you guys: ATTITUDE.
I’ve read so many threads from vets preaching that perseverance, constistency and other characteristics are key to making substantial gains. This is how I deal with the issue (because it truly is not easy to do something without seeing immediate results) and I know, I will hang onto doing this persistently for the next month and/or years, whatever it will take me to achieve my goals.
First of all, PE needs to fit into your lifestyle, thus finding a balance of PE and other activities during your day is key. For me this means that I will do PE whenever possible. I do not follow a strickt 6 on 1 off schedule or anything alike. I do PE on days that I can do PE. Sometimes my workload doesn’t allow me to do my routine, sometimes my girlfriend happens to be with me. Both reasons for not doing PE are higher prioritized than PE - so, PE comes in third place. But nonetheless, I still do PE on average 3-5 days a week. But more importantly, it naturally fits into my lifestyle. PE doesn’t interfere with other activities, thus a natural balance is found.
Secondly, I have been stuck with my size for more than two month now. As stated above, its a pitty, but still better being stuck at my current size than being at my initial size. So what am I saying ? My attitude as completely changed from where I began. I do not compare recent one month gains to the prior month. In contrary, I compare my current size to my starting stats and this always gives me a positive difference. Consequently, mentally, I am very rarely frustrated about PE and my stagnating or zero gains from one period to the other. If I hadn’t started this whole venture, I’d still be stuck 3/4” less than today.
Thirdly, I focus on quality rather than quantity during routines. How proud was I in the beginning having done 500 jelqs per day ? Very. But whenever in time constraints, I rushed through the routine doing half-hearted jelqs. From my current perspective, I could have taken those days off because half-hearted jelqs are as beneficial as no jelqs. Therefore, I stopped taking time and stopped counting reps. I do quality jelqs and stretches as long as they are of high quality and/or time permits. On some days, I can do more, on others less.
Fourthly, I have built a model (from paper rolls) with the size of my goal (8X6) that I want to achieve. It helps me visualize what I want to look like in the future and keeps me focused. A tremendous mental help for me.
Lastly, I do not lurk arround the forum all day questioning other peoples size claims, whether pics are photoshoped or whatever. I’d rather save that time for excercise because that is the only way that MY dick is going to become larger. Furthermore, claims of others keep me motivated to continue and I am happy for every person gaining. But I will definitely not waste my time questioning things, etc. because it will not help me with my goals.
Sorry for the lengthy read. I hope some of you guys can benefit from my experience. At least in my case, I can certainly say that I will stick to PE for whatever time it takes to reach my goal (except if other activities will be rated higher priority in the future - who knows).
Wish you guys all the best,