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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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MAYBE YOU’RE A SUCKER


You can’t fool me.

I know this isn’t your first rodeo, trying to lose fat, build muscle, and build a body you’re proud of.

But you’re not a quitter, which is why you’re here.

You might be 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.

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