lifestyle’s Progress Thread: PE & A Lifestyle of Self Improvement
Hey everyone. I’ve been reading and posting intermittently at Thunder’s for a while now, so I figure it’s about time for me to start a progress thread. I hope at some point the information I share here can benefit others. Until then, this thread will serve to document my PE journey.
First, a brief introduction: I’m a huge proponent of personal and professional development. If I can make a part of myself better - physically, mentally, or emotionally - why not do it? I like to push myself in every area of my life - bodybuilding, running a marathon, achieving professional goals, growing in my marriage, etc. I look at self improvement as a lifestyle - hence my username. To me, PE is just one facet of a lifestyle of self improvement.
So a bit more background. My starting size was 5 15/16” BPEL x 4.25” MSEG. I measured this size consistently with rock hard 10/10 EQ. I took multiple measurements over the years, and I could never break that 6” mark with an honest BPEL measurement while standing. I believe standing is the “correct” way to measure, and I’ll elaborate on that in a future post.
When I was younger, I researched size (as I’m sure most everyone does), and I came to the conclusion that I was relatively average. I’m now in my mid 30s, and due to a series of recent events, I started researching size again. However, this time I came to the conclusion that my length is barely acceptable, and my girth is embarrassing. I should have done something about this years ago. I PE’d briefly in ‘08 (the JP90 routine from another PE board), overtrained inconsistently, and saw little to no measurable gains in a few months. I then met the girl who would be come my wife, and I gave up PE entirely.
Fast forward to now. I am quite literally disgusted with my size. I see this as a good thing. Never underestimate the power of self disgust. It’s there for a reason. It motivates you to fix the root cause.
I don’t do anything half way. Go big or go home, they say. I’m here to go big. I am going to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to achieve my goals.