Anons that have a gf/married, what are we lifting for?

Especially those from cultures where cheating/divorced is incredibly rare. What is the use of getting attention from other women if i have 0 inclination to cheat.

Are we the only ones genuinely working out for health and for ourselves?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't lift for attention from other women, I lift for my own health. I watched my parents and one sibling get fucked up from weak knee joints. Seeing my (then) 50 year old father unable to walk up the stairs (he's not fat whatsoever) was my alarm signal. I don't wanna be like that, ever. I fear not being able to carry my own weight, especially when I have a family of my own. I lift so I'm never helpless.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Are we the only ones genuinely working out for health and for ourselves?
      Not just that, but I lift to protect her and my loved ones. Our society is going down the shitter fast and I want to be a fit, able-bodied man ready to defend all that is dear to me

      Incredibly based

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yep, watching my grandpa barely able to stand and walk from chair to chair is disturbing. He can't even do the senior exercises he's been prescribed and they're basically just standing up and sitting down for reps.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Are we the only ones genuinely working out for health and for ourselves?
    Not just that, but I lift to protect her and my loved ones. Our society is going down the shitter fast and I want to be a fit, able-bodied man ready to defend all that is dear to me

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also even if I have a long term gf, I admit I like the attention from other women even if I won´t cheat

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can't strengthen your skull. Even a .22 could kill the strongest man on the planet.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lifting is just one of the things I do to avoid turning out like my father.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Smoother interactions and others being helpful towards you when you need some help etc, that's what "charisma" boosts like physique gives you.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. It feels nice being the go to guy when someone needs help opening a really tight bottle of water.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This.

      Being fit gives you an easier time in every social circumstance. People just respect you more. Also you start to respect yourself more, and people can read that on you, and it compounds. Frankly I can't imagine not lifting now, I'm 34 and actually just put a ring on her a few months ago; she loves my body of course but I just do it so I don't hate myself when I look in the mirror.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift to be attractive to gay men even though I don’t have sex with them

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m engaged. I lift to become strong now, so that when we have children I’ll have enough energy to play with them after working all day. I’ll likely shift to a more mobility-focused routine once I’m quite old, so I can play with my grandchildren.
    I also lift to look good for my lady. It goes a long way in keeping our relationship sexual, plus it hit holds her accountable to keep up her fitness

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can still lift in order to incite respect,it doesn't have to be women.I've had a girlfriend for 3 years now and the social benefits of being IST are more apparent than ever!
      Men in particular show much more respect and people are more willing to listen to what I have to say.If you live in a big city you will also notice that you almost never get into trouble on the street as compared to a normal person.

      The best response here,godspeed anon

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        i had a job interview after being on the dole for over a year, and while my torso isn’t where i want it, i recently noticed my face is A LOT sharper due to me cutting. a nice groomed beard, a clean shirt, some small talk, and boom i got the job right away when before i had to answer technical questions, present myself autistically good, all that jazz, and still got hit with “yeah we’ll email you to let you know”. now ofc maybe the interviewer dude was in a good mood or they had no one else, but i notice it in shops too. young qt baristas give me a little cute smile more often and hold eye contact. whenever i talk to random dudes like asking for directions or for help in a shop they’re more likely to be more “warm” right away.
        like “hey whats up dude how can i help?” versus “yeah uhh lemme get that for ya (and then i hope you fuck off)” know what i mean?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why do people on IST make up these bizarrely mundane stories, are they mentally ill? Do they think people really talk like that? So many mysteries
          >inb4 “dude it’s so common how can you not believe me”
          Because you’re lying anon, it’s not that the story itself made me incredulous, it’s how you told it.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      After I had my second boy I realized I would be doing them a disservice if they saw their dad not being jacked as fuck.

      They are 3 and 5, boys. They have an endless reservoir of energy

      Mine are 2 and 3.5, absolutely unstoppable.

      I lift because I don't wanna be an old fucking weak gay. When I'm 80 and on TRT I'm gonna get into fights at the nursing home.

      Hell yeah brother

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    imagine thinking if you become a fat piece of shit your gf/wife wont cheat. Maintain fitness to maintain gf/wifes attention, just as i would expect her to maintain her own physical appearance

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bros im going through a divorce… Its so hard, my emotions want her back and she wants me to take her back. But logic says I must go down this path, she didn’t cheat or anything, we simply had different goals in life and were incompatible.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      this isn't how marriage works
      once you're married, your goals cannot be "different"; your goals are now to stay together, take care of each other and start a family of whom you'll take care of and who will take care of you in the future

      if we start giving up on people as soon as they start interfering with our goals, where do you think we're gonna end up? not even animals do that

      if you'll pull out of marriage as soon as it stats being inconvenient, what the fuck do you think makes it different from just dating?

      divorce was a mistake.
      get your shit together, both of you.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the advice but leaving people behind once they become a liability has always resulted in great progress for me.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oh I get it, it’s a fake story. Well I hope your fake wife comes to her fake senses anon

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ok I guess in a real stories people never divorce over incompatibility.

            If you have kids, you are a terrible person. Also, how the fuck could a woman interfere with your goals?? I mean what kind of man let’s a woman run his life. Also, if you’re married, you should be having kids. You sound like a child, a little witte teeny tiny boy. Loser

            We don’t have kids, one of our major issues was she didn’t want to have kids and raise them alone since I would be absent most of the time due to my job. She never ran my life, but she made the little free time I had hell because she was overly demanding and did nothing in the house, so after 24+h shifts I’d have to cook my own food while she made drama about me not spending time with her.

            >we simply had different goals in life and were incompatible.

            Then why did you get married?

            Pandemic hit, we had been together for a few years and she behaved much much much better when we were just dating.

            [...]
            It’s not a real story, I made it up to upset you

            Lmao

            >t. Some teenager who broke up with his first gf

            I’m 32 and this is my second marriage

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >mass replying
              >still demoralization posting
              This anon is brown until proven Chinese

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                What is demoralizing about my post? That sometimes relationships don’t work? I simply posted what is on my mind in the most relevant thread topic wise in the board

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >ahhhh my rerationship go rearry rearry bad, women arways bad man
                Gee I wonder lmao

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                It’s not like that, my first marriage failed because of me, many other relationships I had were great but the timing wasn’t right. I never once said all women are bad or anything like that. Even my current ex wife I said clearly in my first post that I don’t hate her but that logic dictates I should move on. Stop painting life in black and white.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                At least you’re just doing damage control now instead of demoralization posting. You’re not a good liar anon.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Just shut the fuck up already anon, I was trying to talk to my bros but I seem to have forgotten this is LULZ now

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >ahhhhhh nooooooo you can’t point out what I’m doing ahhhhh shut up shut up
                Nah I don’t think I will lmao

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bro if people just talking about their lives demoralizes you and you need to zone it out because your existence and motivation are that fickle then I don’t care about your opinion.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                So why reply then you fucking retard lmao

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Because it upsets you

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ask me how I know you're a fucking muttcut zoomie.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                we are 2 different posters, posting the same tale. take that for what you will, youngbros

                hi Chang

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >w-women aren't like that!
                >i know because i have no experience!
                >you are chinese!

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >more projection
                >more chinglish
                Kek chink confirmed

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you have kids, you are a terrible person. Also, how the fuck could a woman interfere with your goals?? I mean what kind of man let’s a woman run his life. Also, if you’re married, you should be having kids. You sound like a child, a little witte teeny tiny boy. Loser

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >we simply had different goals in life and were incompatible.

      Then why did you get married?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you have kids, you are a terrible person. Also, how the fuck could a woman interfere with your goals?? I mean what kind of man let’s a woman run his life. Also, if you’re married, you should be having kids. You sound like a child, a little witte teeny tiny boy. Loser

        It’s not a real story, I made it up to upset you

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why would I be upset about some stranger being a retard online?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don’t know anon, but look at you now, you’re a mess.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Some teenager who broke up with his first gf

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just believe it would make her happy, anon

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift for my kids so they have the best possible father figure.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lift for my kid so that he’s got a healthy role model. Added benefit of making other dad seeth during school events due to the moogs (unironic, the average America dad is lacking, to say the least)

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Once I had kids I put the bottle down and picked the barbell up my kids won't be raised by violent alcoholics like it was.

    My progeny will have a strong father in both spirit and body.
    I lift to get away from my wife for an hour or 2 my oldest son lifts with me and ask stupid questions like
    "Do you think you could take tyson in his prime"
    "So wait like ronnie Coleman is stronger than you"

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    To protect your wife from rapists.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    To be healthy, strong (both also in old age), be an good example for my kids and even if I would never cheat, the additional attention gives a confident boost and makes me feel good.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift to keep up with my kids; to extend my life (for my kids); to present better professionally (who wants to hire a fatty); and to just be better than all the fatties out there

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus anon how tough are your kids?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        They are 3 and 5, boys. They have an endless reservoir of energy

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What is the use of getting attention from other women if i have 0 inclination to cheat.
    It makes me confident and it keeps her in check because she knows she can be replaced if acts out of line.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift for my son.

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lose respect for myself when I let myself become a pathetic fat bitch over 14% bf

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. Because lifting makes me avoid other vices, from booze, to smoking and even videogames I just naturally play in more moderate volume when I'm active
    2. I don't want to be disabled when I'm old
    3. If I'm stronger, I can do stuff like standing full-nelson fuck my wife
    4. Pure momentum- I'm just so used to lifting now and it causes me absolutely no distress and I NEVER, EVER groan about the prospect of having to go workout. I look forward to it.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >standing full nelson fuck my wife
      Yeah she usually responds well to that

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i’ve been with a girl for over a year now, and properly got back into lifting a few weeks after we started seeing eachother. i just do it because i hate looking in the mirror and seeing a fat loser with gamer posture. jealousy, really. seeing some 21 year old with a six pack on instagram/real life/randomly on youtube, getting fawned over boils my blood, but i’m not mad at the guy, i’m mad at myself. i wanna be that guy.
    if anything, i lift so i can be comfortable whenever i’m at the beach or acting like a retard at a house party with my shirt off. just having the confidence in my physique to do that. and of course like some anons said, to not be a hunchbacked old man unable to play with his grand kids.
    by the time i’m even 35, i’ll be leagues healthier, leaner, and fitter than my peers just because i cut out the drink and lift heavy rock when all they do is 9-5 work, pub, maybe have some boring slow sex with his fat wife and then do it all again tomorrow. is that really a mans life?
    the attention from other women and the following jealousy sex from the gf is a bonus though i must say.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I wanna be that guy
      Anon he will NEVER fuck you

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        A GUY CAN DREAM OKAY GET OFF MY BACK

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My wife and I started lifting in our mid-30s for our general fitness; when a few years later she was diagnosed with MS, I continued lifting so as to be able to carry her, lift her from wheelchair to car seat, and adjust her position in bed and suchlike.

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift because I want to be strong for her and our future kids. I lift to couple-mog other couples by princess-carrying her to the car at the end of a long day out when her feet are killing her. I lift because the way she bites her lip when I take my shirt off before bed never gets old. And most of all, I lift to stay one step ahead of the crippling body dysmorphia that rears its head every time I see myself without a pump.

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift out of hatred for fatness and fat people

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I genuinely do not understand how 2 people can be in a relationship for so long, let alone live together. I could imagine how annoyed I'd get living in a house together (or worse an apartment) not having anything to myself anymore. Always knowing there would be someone else in the next room. I get annoyed when girls I'm with text me nonstop wanting to talk. I couldn't imagine trying to talk about shit every single day, listening to the generic work stories or "How was the traffic?" Every marriage story I've heard seems to hit. a point where the sex just stops regardless of what you look like or do but the shit tests continue on and on and on. Even if you are both "working towards the same goal" but at that point it feels more like a business partnership than romance. But then again, romance is a temporary feeling.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Been with my gf for four years, who I love and who loves me back, I think more, and I can see us being together forever so to speak but I’m not particularly sexually attracted to her anymore, at least not like before. I feel horrible just typing that. What do anons

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Indulge in your perverted ways. What's a kink you've always wanted to try? Do it. Explore every possible angle of it until it becomes regular and mundane after like 6 months. Then do a new 1. Repeat the process over and over. Just don't cuck yourself for realsies.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Good advice

          >fit when met life
          >10 years of her draining my soul
          >balloon up to 240lbs
          >have kids
          >change my life around
          >quit drinking
          >exercise every day
          >better job
          >lose 40lbs
          >wife leaves

          bazinga. why did she leave? girl power! her friends are so proud now!

          Hit the reset button and start over anon, she pranked you

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I really don’t feel like it

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            So then challenge her to single combat and make her exit the relationship

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        if your jacking off stop that!, keep lifting and you'll want to be with her.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is what I'm afraid of. I always get bored of girls after a few months. Doubt I could ever tolerate the same one for decades.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have to pair bond; then it just works for a "til death us do part" marriage. These days casual hookups and transient dating destroy the capacity to do that.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's all about mindset, anon. You have to remind yourself when your woman does something annoying that you love her and everyone does annoying shit. If you have a kneejerk angry response to every annoying thing she does, she's going to start resenting you. The key is to remember that you can literally just choose not to do this.

      I don't want to sound like some grugpilled PUA guy but men are gifted with a more stable temperament for a reason. You're the guidestone. You have a stronger innate ability to control yourself than she does, and if you aren't using that ability, you're letting her down.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think this is a good post. I get annoyed by literally everyone in my life at some point. Just remember you love em, and take a moment to get some space and breathe.

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just him to be honest

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because your girl will dump you if other women don't find you attractive. If you want to keep arguments down, nagging down, no drop off in sex life, less drama and disrespectful behavior your girl needs to know you are capable of fucking someone else if she fucks up

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >what are we lifting for
    the divorce. women are fickle. you will see.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      tell me your story. unironically: who hurt you?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >fit when met life
        >10 years of her draining my soul
        >balloon up to 240lbs
        >have kids
        >change my life around
        >quit drinking
        >exercise every day
        >better job
        >lose 40lbs
        >wife leaves

        bazinga. why did she leave? girl power! her friends are so proud now!

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          How'd she drain your soul? How'd she transition from the girl you loved to the point she'd marry to wanting to leave because "girl power"?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            He’s making the story up, he’s a demoralization poster. Notice all the key details he left out, and the fact that he’s annoyed anon asked him to explain himself (but then he did anyways)

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              How fucking old are you? How many women have you fucked?

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                And look, now he’s deflecting lmao

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >i know what women are like.
                >they would NEVER do this.
                >i know these things

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                And look, now he’s projecting lmao

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                The irony is not lost on me

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >How'd she transition from the girl you loved to the point she'd marry to wanting to leave because "girl power"?
            having kids is really what changed her. i grew up poor, she grew up rich. having kids meant getting up early and sacrificing partying with friends. it means going into a life of self-sacrifice to better your children, family, community. this is why i stopped drinking and started exercising when we had kids.

            rather than rise to the challenge of parenthood, my wife fell to her bad habits. she left me, without a plan, and stole my kids.

            she sees the divorce as a way to audit our whole marriage publicly and then take all my money and start a new life. girl power.

            Good advice
            [...]
            Hit the reset button and start over anon, she pranked you

            >Hit the reset button and start over anon, she pranked you
            down 45lbs, exercise everyday, great job, lots of attention from other women, seeing my kids tonight, pinning test in 10 mins. (HRT) we all gonna WAGMI.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the divorce. women are fickle. you will see.

      Younger anons, unfortunately this is true.

      Women today often exist in a state of existential anxiety, no matter their comfort level. The aging process changed for women. Instead of growing into grace and poise, they seem to enter a state of worry and dissatisfaction. They find something to bad to cling to, even if they have lives prior generations of women dreamed of.
      Despite having ZERO problems, affluence, and stable life, my wife is very unhappy with my inability to “support her emotionally” etc. It’s fucking unbelievable. The selfishness, even after years of having a good looking husband, complete support, stability, and faithfulness, is astonishing. It’s a feature, not a bug, of our current society (ie. Feminism, decline of religion, Yolo, competitive relationship to spouse, worship of self, therapy, SSRI, blame others for personal malaise). Or an innate part of female survival strategy?
      When anon says “she sees the divorce as a way to audit our whole marriage publicly. girl power,” he is describing a common phenomenon. I’m seeing this now, and co-sign his observations.
      Lifting is a key part of game theory in marriage. Lifting keeps women in check when they inevitably start creating problems because they have none. My wife knows if she gives into her bizarre, selfish, and self-destructive modern woman instincts I will fuck other women, including women she knows. These other women will greatly enjoy it and discuss it publicly. I do NOT want to do this, but its like a Tarantino/John Woo movie where the two people have guns pointed at each others’ heads. It sucks and I do not like it as a nice Christian dude, but that’s where we are as a society today.
      Lifting just gives you a gun to compete. That’s when the anon above wrote, “less drama and disrespectful behavior your girl needs to know you are capable of fucking someone else if she fucks up”

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        This ain't even demoralization. It's just straight facts. Every time I want a gf I ask myself if I genuinely want to deal with all this shit you have mentioned, bust a nut, and almost immediately thank God I didn't go through the effort of all this shit just to get my dick wet. Let alone trying to live with someone and play these fucking mind games years into marriage.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          we are 2 different posters, posting the same tale. take that for what you will, youngbros

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You just put into words why I’m getting a divorce. My penthouse balcony was too hot in summer and too cold in winter.. yet somehow she still wants it in the divorce..

  28. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wife is having trouble conceiving so I lift to make the sad voices more quite and to better myself.

  29. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've literally never been in a relationship and i just can't fathom how/why so many people fuck their lives up after marriage or because of a partner. i honestly feel like a gf is the last piece missing in my life that's keeping me from attaining happiness

  30. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    > What is the use of getting attention from other women if i have 0 inclination to cheat.

    >Not understanding your girl will leave you if she feels like other women don’t want to replace her

    >Not understanding envy or pre-selection

  31. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    With regards to women, I've been married for 7 years. As a 175cm manlet that weighed close to 100kg when I married my wife, there were times she'd make jokes about dudes checking her out (she's about 172cm and weighs about 52kg). I used to be intimated because I know women weren't checking me out as I was a disgusting fat fuck. Recently, I decided to get my shit together, change diet and hit the gym and I slimmed down to 68kg with visible 6 pack. I wear better fitting clothes and now women visibly check me out / are a lot more receptive to me when we're outside. My wife has since stopped making the comments about dude's checking her out and I noticed that our relationship is a lot better (she's more active, I guess it's because she feels that I have options now). That said, I fucking love lifting. The rush I get from it is so good. I also feel a lot better since losing the weight.

  32. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're a man you should be physically strong and capable.
    Simple as. Being attractive to woman by being strong is just evolution and isn't my problem. I'm married and don't give a fuck if some thot wants me, it's irrelevant.

  33. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't lift for attention from women. I lift to like what I see in the mirror, be bigger and stronger, and live longer.

  34. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift because I don't wanna be an old fucking weak gay. When I'm 80 and on TRT I'm gonna get into fights at the nursing home.

  35. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mostly lift to help me love myself and find some self worth. I've had depression for years and it's just one ingredient in fixing that. Having my wife feel up my abs while blowing me is just a happy side effect.

  36. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Especially those from cultures where cheating/divorced is incredibly rare.
    Not my culture LMAO (I wish it was), but I don't cheat.
    >What is the use of getting attention from other women if i have 0 inclination to cheat.
    As much as I love my wife, all women are retarded and will like you more if other women like you, and like you less if other women don't.
    I wish women weren't this retarded, but I can't help it, I want to have kids and a family... so I have to play the game.
    Sometimes I actually feel good with the confidence boost that knowing I have options gives me. But I would eqsily give up on that if women cease to be retarded. They won't, though.

  37. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    you guys marry shit women. I've been lucky enough or have the filtering capabilities to have only dated solid women. Problem is I haven't fixed my internal state and end up self destructing the relationship. I'm on a path to fix that, just gotta break up with current gf.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I date and marry shit women because I am a shit person myself

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >you guys marry shit women. I've been lucky enough or have the filtering capabilities to have only dated solid women.
      What a special snowflake!

      You clearly haven't been paying attention to what these bros in this thread have been trying to tell you.

      Please think of us when you get fucked.

  38. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically lifting so I can get mires from my wife's best friend, who is a petite woman with a very round shapely ass, flat chest, curly hair and kinda looks like Tatsumaki from one punch man.
    Alternatively I lift for a good old Garou physique. Generally speaking OPM has been pretty motivating to me.

  39. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My children.

  40. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Are we the only ones genuinely working out for health and for ourselves?
    Yes, for pleasure, for sanity and for health. Also, to make jealous the friend of your wife when their tubby husband stands next to you, but then again, I already said, "for pleasure"

  41. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    To protect our family during the apocalypse

  42. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Attention is mostly pointless unless youre either monetizing it or leveraging it to press a meaningful point to someone you care about.

    You lift to make yourself stronger and more capable, but with kids you get the added benefit of showing that you can
    >take care of yourself
    >change yourself
    >have goals and succeed at them

    In a world where there are few concrete examples of self-actualization it is a very simple lifestyle template for a kid to see how to change and discipline yourself for success in life. Theyre going to have very limited exposure to that.
    >why not bring this into your own home?
    >why not do this for yourself too?

  43. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I work out early every morning, mostly calisthenics. I do it to feel alive. I do it to remind me of death. I do it to remind me how little days I have left and how few days I get to run and do pullups, squats and pushups while basking in the morning sun. I do it to get a moment, and ultimately a moment is all you ever get.

    I do it so my children will remember me strong, and so they will be reminded to be strong too. There really is no goal, if I did it for a goal, I would not be motivated to do it, as I would anticipate the endless loop of expectation, and disapointment upon reaching that goal. Becoming is more important than being, and it is arguable that we can "be" anything. I do it to spite death and existence itself. To feel and live when there is no reason to.

  44. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have been with my wife for 8 years and work from home and rarely leave the house. Even though no one ever sees me I still lift because it's an enjoyable experience. I let myself get skinny fat once after not lifting for a couple years and taking adderall and after dumping the adderall and lifting again I realized being big is part of my identity to some degree. It's just a good wholesome way to spend an hour a day. The other day I picked up a 160lb box from Amazon that the delivery dude rolled out on a wheelie cart thing and I carried it up two flights of stairs and honestly it was easy. Sometimes it's nice to be able to pick up big ass shit and move it without equipment. It's also nice to be big in a t-shirt

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