I'm kind of stumped on a title here. I'd like to go with Oh, Fuck You, but y'know, I hate to show up with blatant profanity when nice people have me in their blog rolls. So we'll see what shows up up top by the time I press "publish."
What's got you pissed off THIS time, Andrea? you ask. Well, kids, here's the thing. In the last couple days I've read more than one person saying, either of their own volition, or in repeating what their coach or trainer has told them, or what some well known fitness model/figure competitor has said in an interview that "a bulk is no excuse to get fat or eat whatever crap you want." My gut reaction to that? See profanity above. But, no. To put a finer point on it, my reaction is no one needs an excuse to get fat. Getting fat is not a crime, a faux pas, a lapse in etiquette or judgment, a moral failing, whatever. It doesn't need to be excused. One doesn't need forgiveness or permission. Having more adipose on one's body than these fitness models, trainers, or gym rats think is acceptable is not your problem. You wanna gain 25lbs on your bulk, that's your business, kids. And whether you choose to take off some of that adipose with a diet afterwards or not, and how aggressively you do or do not do that, well, that's your business too, kids.
We won't even go into what I think about people deciding what you have their permission to eat or not? Hint: if you're not my mother and I'm not under the age of 12, shut the fuck up about it. Or I'll throw a donut at you. A stale one, so it hurts.