I used to blame pot for my weight problem.
It was because I smoked so much that I had no motivation, that’s what I told myself.
I ate so much because I always had the munchies, and was always so bored. Once again, I was blaming the pot, when I should have been looking at my own life choices. I would literally wake up, smoke marijuana all afternoon long, and then bemoan the fact that my life was going nowhere. Finally I woke up and realized that the problem wasn’t pot, the problem was me. I still smoke pot every afternoon, but now I exercise every afternoon as well, and hit the gym more than two times a week. My first step was taking the budget for a month of marijuana, and spending it on a numerousmonth gym membership. That was easily the hardest step, because I was sacrificing my greatest source of fun to start a workout program. Without making a sacrifice, I would have never started hitting the gym so hard, but for that first month I had no other way to blow off steam! Smoking pot was my one massive vice, and without it I had a ton of free time that I spent doing weight lifting, cross fit, and even a few yoga classes to help with my stress. A few weeks later I started smoking again, but in far less quantity, and I never let it disrupt my established workout program. I am in better shape, I have more energy, I sleep better, and I still get to love my weed.