Why do I do what I do- I do bodybuilding for me and me only. I don't do it to impress anyone or to get the attention of the ladies (if I did my wife would kill me). It is simply a personal satisfaction that is hard to explain. Not much in life, other that becoming a Christian, has so much impact on your life than bodybuilding does. It takes discipline, patients and will power. Yeah it's hard sometimes but the payoff is definitely worth it.
Why do I do what I do - I do what I do because it makes me feel good and more ways than physical ways, it has really built up my confidence level like you would never understand, well some might. When I was in high school at 6' and 135lbs I was so scared to stand up in front of the class or even talk to girls (I want to thank my wife for being the one to initiate the conversation because at that time I sure wasn't going to do it, lol) I was even intimidated to meet new people too. Well now at 230+lbs I fear none of the things that I used to. I find myself never getting intimidated by anything or anyone. So bodybuilding has much more than physical effects on you too. With out it I would still have very little self-confidence.
I get this question asked a lot too "If you could only workout or have money which would you do?" My answer is "Workout". Some people don't understand this but I want to be big and achieve my bodybuilding goals as much as Bill Gates wants more money. No amount of money could give me the personal satisfaction that bodybuilding does. No one can see how much money you have in your back pocket but they will be able to see how big your arms, chest and legs are. Everyone has different goals in life and mine are to get as big as I physically can and some are to make a lot of money. I have been told that if I put as much time and effort into making money as I do bodybuilding I could make a lot of money but making a lot of money is not where my heart lies bodybuilding is.
I don't think that you are made a bodybuilder I think you are born a bodybuilder. Think about it, would the average person get up at 4:30 am and train when they could stay in the bed and sleep, Hell No. When I say train I don't mean get to the gym in the morning and sip on a cup of coffee while you are working out, I have seen this before and it makes be sick.
Bodybuilding to me is about personal satisfaction and setting and reaching goals. I plan to compete in the next couple of years and whether I do or don't will not determine if I am a bodybuilder or not. Basically I do what I do because I love it. It adds so much to my life and makes me feel good about myself. So for all you people out there that don't understand why I do this you just keep eating and keep getting more out of shape and us bodybuilders will keep training and eat a hell of a lot more than you eat but we will keep looking good.
Bodybuilding separates the men from the boys, remember that!!
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