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“Environment” is an tricky word.

What the heck does “environment” mean? When I think of the word “environment” I think of dusty polluted cities and tree huggers.

Perhaps “lifestyle” is a better word. But, even then, it's tough to appreciate the vastness of this concept with one single word.

Here's a cheat code that'll help.

One of the best ways to see if something is more “lifestyle” or more “genetic” is to ask yourself, “If I were feral, would I…?”

If I were feral, would I still be skinny-fat? (Probably not.)

If I were feral, would I have hunched posture? (Probably not.)

If I were feral, would I be a giant ball of stress worrying about this month’s student loan bill? (Probably not.)

If I were feral, would I get hungry? (Probably.)

The fact that you talk let alone how you talk is a function of your environment. The food you enjoy eating, let alone to food you eat regularly is a function of your environment.

I mean, according to Wikipedia, some feral children are unable to learn how to poop in toilets. Even your defecation is tied to your environment.

Vast.

Even beliefs. I live in America. I grew up with a preoccupation with death. I still remember when I realized my parents were going to die. I worried myself sick. I couldn't sleep.

Compare this to little Antonio in Mexico, where death doesn't carry as much negative connotations.

And, well, zebras don't get ulcers, dood.

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Trying to lose fat, build muscle, and build a body you’re proud of?

Maybe you’re a little lost right now.

Maybe you don’t have much motivation.

Maybe you don’t what program or diet to use.

I don’t know…

But what I do know is this:

Everything you need is inside of you.

You’re capable of more than know.

You just have to open your eyes.

My weekly column can help.

Just a small little honest note from me sent every Sunday.

Unless I’m hungover.

And then it comes Monday.

What I’m trying to say is that it’ll come Monday.

(These weekly columns don’t get posted to the site.)

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