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The most important prep

Updated on January 5, 2020

It's a new year.

And so I thought it was about time to mention something important.

Something that you don’t see being mentioned too much in other communities that have to do with prepping.

The boring, but highly necessary task of getting your health right.

More precisely, losing weight. Shedding fat. Slimming down.

There was one guy in a prepper group online who said he dropped 30 pounds in 2019.

Not bad, or what do you say?

I’d say that’s a pretty good use of a year's timespan. The discipline, effort and hard work it costs to lose weight is something that's getting rarer and rarer today.

Now, you might argue that losing weight isn't 'special' in any kind of way. And I actually agree with that line of thought. But within the prepper community, it's actually a very special and rare case.


Well, because the majority of preppers would rather buy themselves a new gun and ammo, or work on their bug out vehicle.

Buying gym memberships, workout clothes and healthy food isn't that cool.

And I seriously cannot comprehend why they would think so.

Compare this story to another;

One fella in another, totally unrelated prepper group elsewhere on the Internet talked about how he couldn’t sleep because of his bad arthitis. It was 3:30 AM in the morning and there was no way he could sleep anymore, so he made himself some coffee and started ranting on social media about it.

I looked at some of his photos that he’d put out on his profile. To say that he was overweight is an understatement. He had one of those large stomachs that hung well over his beltline.

It must have been quite a task walking around with that amount of lard on his body.

To say I felt sorry for him is a lie.

I don’t. Instead, he should be shamed into losing fat.

Because, in my unqualified and non-professional, nor peer reviewed or tested, anti-medical opinion, his arthritis is directly linked to his weight.

Joint pain thrives where there’s loads of lard.

Remember that if you could lose some pounds yourself.

Whatever you do, overweight or not, you could always use a trusted ally to hold you accountable for your actions.

Whether that’s eating less of the bad food or working out more.

But it doesn’t stop there. Because what need to do you have for a trusted ally if all you do is break your promises? What are you going to do when you’re in your tenth week in your workout regime and you haven’t shown up to the gym as much as you should have?

And perhaps you’ve been slacking on the couch, feasting on too much chocolate?

The answer to that question is that you have to *will* working on yourself. You have to want it so bad that you’re willing sacrifice time, comfort and loads of blood, sweat and tears to get things done right.

It’s going to be tough. It’s going to be hard. It’s going to be strenuous.

But it’s also going to be worth it if you make it through.

By ‘through’ I mean reaching your goals. Whether that’s loading up on food and water, losing weight, getting more powerful friends and connections, or whatever else you desire.

You really can have whatever you want.

And it all starts with the willingness of working on yourself. Such as getting your health right.

Because there are few successful individuals who are rich on money, socializing and life in general who are overweight.

So, what are you waiting for?

Put on some workout clothes and start lifting.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Aasmund Ryningen


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