Why Being Different is Good

About 2 weeks ago a buddy of mine talked to me asking if I wanted to play hockey in a ‘beer’ league once a week because his team needed a couple of players.

For those of you who weren’t born with a hockey stick in his hand like we are in Canada, a ‘beer’ league is simply an adult hockey league, where generally the focus is more on drinking beer after the game than playing hockey. And that beer is usually of the Molson or Labatt varieties.

I thought about it for about 2 seconds and decided to get back on the ice and see how I was. It would be a good time, I haven’t played in 2 years and there were a bunch of guys I knew from high school on the team.

Well our last game was last week and here’s what happened.

I walked into the dressing room and started getting ready and 2 of my buddies from high school said something to the effect of, “Wong, you’re fucking ripped, are you on the Bruce Lee diet or something?”


[private]So my buddies aren’t gay or anything (at least to my knowledge) but it’s pretty noticeable when this asian guy shows up with a six-pack and the rest of the guys have beer guts. Thank you beer league.

That felt pretty good. But what was even better was that I was clearly the best guy on the ice – not that my game was anything special, but because I could still skate fast and had some endurance (which will get better) and I wasn’t struggling to breathe.

Now I know alot of you reading this may not have the body or physical fitness you want.

If you don’t, then why don’t you? Are you making excuses? Are you unsure of what to do?

Or are you afraid of being different?

The bottom line nowadays is that if you want to be healthy, fit and have a lean, athletic body, you MUST be different.

obesityBeing ‘normal’ is not good enough – about 65% of Americans/Canadians (and Europeans are catching up) are overweight/obese.

This is the new normal, and it’s pretty pathetic.

So start doing things that aren’t normal.

Start eating natural food. Take the time to shop, prepare, and eat real food.

Start going to bed early. Stop watching TV until late – grab a book to read and get a good night’s sleep so you wake up refreshed.

Start exercising regularly and with intensity. Set the time aside to workout, just like you would if you had a doctor’s appointment.

Stop making excuses. Don’t have the time? Make it. Don’t have a program? Get one:

=> http://www.mmaripped.com

Be different. Be abnormal. And YOUR world will be a much better place.

To being healthy and fit for life,


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Macedo Quental
Macedo Quental
10 years ago

i woud ike one day to have a body thatt i could be proud of.but i think im just lazy most of the times.
however i do want to prove myself i can.one day.