I went to see the movie Pain and Gain a couple days ago. This movie has some incredible actors, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Anthony Mackie. This is a TRUE story. In short, it is about a bodybuilder who works at a gym but is tired of living paycheck to paycheck (like us all)… so he gets this crazy idea to extort money from his successful client. He convinces a couple of his gym buddies that this is a great idea so they go along with the plan. They kidnap and torture this man but he survives in the end and hires a private detective to find them.
I won’t give the whole story away in case you haven’t seen it. It’s a good movie, entertaining and shows the gym life. The fact that this is a true story brought a few details to my attention. There are body builders who are all about growing and using steroids and then in turn suffer side effects like erectile dysfunction (like in this movie). The most important thing for a body builder is getting in the next pump, they NEED it, and they crave it. Body building can be addictive. However; with that being said and I have mentioned in my posts before, you have to do EVERYTHING is moderation, not the extreme.
*There is no gain without pain. When you workout, you are going to be sore… and you should want to be. If you are not sore, you didn’t train hard enough to challenge your muscles and create growth.
*There is no easy way. Don’t think you can take a magic pill and you will become fat free. Some fat burner will give you major heart palpitations, heart attack and even a stroke (Some Fat Burners contain DMAA (Dimethylamlamine) VERY DANGEROUS and has been requested to remove DMAA from it’s ingredients by the FDA. Some companies have not complied. My boyfriend was using that product for energy and I made him stop. Also, Steroids are dangerous and will cause many health issues. I have a dear friend who had a heart transplant at the age of 32 because of taking steroids. THERE IS NO EASY WAY! Don’t think your going to win the lottery to pay off all your bills. Don’t do plastic surgery to fit in to your skinny jeans. Do the work. Love the rewards. Love the feeling that you accomplished something you worked so hard for. If life was that easy, it would be boring.
Pain and Gain was a good movie. I give it 5 protein shakes. It made me think about more than just being entertained by the movie. It made me think deeper about the bottom line… Pain & Gain… they go hand in hand.
“Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches us the luxury of health.” ~ Martin F. Tupper
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