One last thing: many people who fail to understand the underlying reasons for your fitness journey will tell you "live a little" or "you only live once". Here's the rub, life is a lot shorter for overweight, obese, or otherwise inactive, unhealthy individuals. And I agree, YOLO. You better make the most of your life. That doesn't mean crowding into buffets along with all the other livestock and sitting on your butt all day "taking it easy". Life is about being different, expressing yourself, chasing dreams, proving the naysayers wrong, and taking pride in hard work. At the end of the day, YOLO is just another excuse for short term indulgence over long term goals. You can make excuses, or you can get results, but you can't do both.