Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
It feels as if modern technology, this digital age we live in, has made it extremely easy to develop lazy tendencies. It is this "get it quick" mentality which is reflected in our popular culture... music (Kesha, Katy Perry, Soulja Boy, Dougie bullshit dance, etc.), movies with no plot or purpose (Expendables, countless dance movies, etc.), even the food industry (McDonalds, Burger King, etc.). All of these things have made it impossible for someone to WANT to have faith, focus and a desire to finish any given project. The few people who do WANT, and those who don't, waste their potential because the modern fucking bullshit of our generation has made it too easy for us. There is no longer a NEED to succeed. Only a withering dream, a withering want of becoming something greater than what we are. We have become too lazy to succeed at anything more than logging online and chatting with our friends, and stalking attractive women on Facebook.
Although this seems like an incoherent rant (it basically is), there is a bottom line to my madness. There is no NECESSITY anymore. There is no sense of urgency. Aside from those poor and struggling in the world, people with basic commodities who are able to get by have no NEEDS only WANTS. We dream of having fancy cars, bitches, hoes, money and clothes. Who could blame us? When all we see everywhere is a small percentage of wealthy people on television, movies, radio, internet, etc. telling us how great it is to be rich and how we should all buy $600 jackets and $300 jeans because that will fulfill us.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Hello to the few readers I have!
I'm sorry for being away for so long. It was a combination of laziness and lack of things to say which made up for the delay. I have returned, however, after a difficult few weeks in which I have begun to reevaluate my life. I have decided to go back to my old rap days and upload a few songs to Youtube. Please take a look at some of my music when you get a chance, and I will hopefully be back soon!
Here is one of my songs entitled Hard to Find:
Monday, September 13, 2010
For those who do not know me personally, I weighed about 270 pounds close to two years ago. Since that time I have lost a combined total of 44 pounds of fat thanks to Prestige Gym and Peak Performance founder and trainer Peter Berardi (I will put a link to his Facebook page below for those in need of training and advice).
The problem I have been facing in the past few months is my own laziness. I am still at an unhealthy 226 pounds, and it is something I have been procrastinating on fixing for a while. That is why I have made it a point to undertake what I am now calling Project Poli. I have no idea how much time it will take me to reach my goal of 190 pounds, but I plan to stick to my project until I do.
The plan is simple: intake less calories than I burn in a day, so that my body has no choice but to burn at my fat for energy. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. The main problem with people, myself included, is that we have a predisposed tendency to over-indulge in things that are sensually appealing to us. As said by my good friend and mentor Optimus Mastro (will link to his blog below as well), "why do we eat a bag of salty chips when we know that fresh broccoli is the healthy alternative?" The problem is being able to overpower our sensual need to eat tasty food with the intellectual knowledge we already have that the tasty food is unhealthy. This is the true challenge; not the calorie counting.
I have done it before, with my first loss of 44 pounds, and I will do it again. Maybe blogging about it will make it easier. Today I ate extremely healthy, combined with an intense morning boxing session and a cardio workout in the evening. The calorie count is good and I have successfully completed day one of Project Poli.
Take care and be good,
Peter Berardi, trainer/founder of Peak Performance
Optimus Mastro, entrepreneur/neo-theologian/trainer/blogger
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I'd like to discuss a few things with you before continuing on my welcoming post. The name: Poli's Playground. Who, why and where.
Poli is the nickname used by my closest and dearest friends. Since you, reader, will be reading about my deepest thoughts and considerations throughout the next few years (or however long it takes me to grow tired of blogging), I have allowed you all to refer to me as Poli as well. You will learn more about me as we further our relationship together.
Why the playground? In the wise words of Will Smith the Fresh Prince of Bel air: " [...] the playground was where I spent most of my days." Well, most of those days were spent being beat up and teased about my weight, which happened to be over the norm. Regardless of my repressed childhood memories, I chose playground mainly because it seemed to me an amusing word which went in alliteration with Poli. (I could have pushed the envelope and gone with Poli's Power Playground but did not want to abuse of the reader's good nature and sense of humor).
I am situated in the beautiful metropolitan city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
My goal in life is simple: to be successful and to have enough money so that my grandchild's grandchildren can live comfortably on the money I make in this lifetime. Since this is an unlikely outcome I satisfy myself with working part-time and going to school to further my education. I don't know what I wish to achieve in blogging... heck I don't even know if anyone will read this. What I do know is that I now have an outlet to speak whenever the mood strikes me and God help those who try to stop me.
Be safe and sleep tight,