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Also father: Get off you’re GD duff; play a round of golf; knock back 6 or 12 frosties and hog down a 22 ounce porterhouse. Oh yes, get a good education so that you don’t have to work in the shithole factory where your old man works to put goddamn food on the goddamn table. Also be respecful to your mother.
The Metabolic Plan is a good place to start. A book by Stephen Cherniske. Commit. Commit to what one is doing at the moment. If that is partying thine face off, then party harder than anyone else. Go all the way. If that is being healthy, then go all the way. Be healthy.
The one pit-fall of living the bon-vivant is a vast majority of “living life to the fullest” is temporal, unsatisfactory experiences, especially if it is taxing to your health and virility, then it probably is not as fun as one thinks.
We are truly here to have an experience, so let us experience all that we can but blowing our minds every weekend is not living the bon-vivant.
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I guess, what matters is striking the right balance for you. I am not sure the advice of someone else would help: we may have different goals.
On the whole, though, I doubt that there is an opposition between being a bon vivant and leading a healthy lifestyle: it’s always possible to drink reasonably (I guess after two glasses of wine per meal, our tastebuds are anesthesised by the alcohol), eat good but healthy food (trust me: you can have wonderful salads) or eat all foods reasonably (I love foie gras, but I don’t need t eat much to enjoy it. Etcoetera.
Living healthily does not mean following the latest craze instigated by body fascists with a holistic approach, just enjoying the fine things in life, without excess.
I believe the answer is wine.
Life is short and looks are even shorter, so go for health and enjoy all that life offers besides looks without over-indulging: books, museums, travelling, films, meals, friends, laugh, have fun…
My conundrum entirely. Do I remain rotund and fun or return to slender and dull?
Go back to your roots!
The Golden Mean is still relevant, no? Aristotle was a smart one.
A friend did tell me once “one vice is too many”. If you only have one vice you risk overindulging in it, it’s best to have a couple to ease the burden of both.
The clue is balance. The best way to find balance is to move out to the opposite extremes at the same time. Away from the middle. For example, why go middle brow when a combination of high brow and low brow will be much more satisfying. Literature, music, fashion, wimmin. It works for most things….
Try the “early to bed, early to rise” method. Not only is it healthy for you, but you also will feel more rejuvenated, and you will actually feel like you have a whole day to get things done. In the mornings, start your day off with a cup of tea. Take your time and get dressed. Take pride in what you do for a living, and take the small things into consideration. Such as, going for a walk instead of driving & taking the bus everywhere. Read great novels as much as possible and be as open minded as possible.
i suggest you buy a road bike and start cycling. ive been doing it for four years and bike 300 miles/week when the weather is right. im 30 and in better shape than ever. my cycling friends are super positive people who arent boring twats. it’s really improved my life. i drink much less, i eat better, and feel more positive about the world around me.
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