Why I decided to transform
It all started in my bedroom when my friend took a picture of me and I looked fat. I looked like that for months prior to the photo but never had a problem with it. It's funny how suddenly your life can change.
The next day, I saw a picture of Greg Plitt on the cover of a fitness magazine. In that moment, I instantly remembered the way I looked in the photo my friend took and realized I wasn't living to my full potential.
I started my fitness journey immediately. At first, I cut the obvious bad foods out of my diet like pizza, cake, and doughnuts.
As I went along, I learned more and became a certified fitness trainer. Then I started training with fitness gurus and decided to become a physique competitor.
How I accomplished my goals
I'm focused on the present so I can stay on my A-game. I don't rely on feelings for motivation or anger to lift heavy. I find that being present is more reliable because I don't think as much. I observe myself doing the exercise, which is a great way to ignore the pain. To accomplish my overall fitness goal, I take it one day at a time because it's all anyone can do.
Sitting there thinking about how bad you look will only make you feel bad about it. I find quite often that my clients don't use their personal power, which is the ability to think about what you want, when you want it. If you get a bad thought right before you attempt a one-rep max on the deadlift, you're not going to get it up, because you're defeated.
When it comes to my goals, I deal with whatever is here in the present moment. I don't think about anything else. It may seem hard, but I recommend giving it a try.
What aspect challenged me the most
In the beginning, the diet was challenging. Before I decided to get ripped and huge, I ate doughnuts, Skittles, Snickers, and Twix. I did that for years and built horrible habits that took lots of time to break.
My future fitness plans
I plan to compete until I win the Physique Olympia. I want to compete in bodybuilding too, because I take pride in my legs. My suggestion for aspiring transformers is to get started now. No more what ifs and maybes. Just do it and figure it out along the way.
Take action now and don't leave your goals unattended. If you say you're going to the gym, do it before a thought makes you want to stay home. If you don't take action, you can't see results.
How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals
I just ordered my lifting belt from Bodybuilding.com and it saved my life. There are no stores around me which sell lifting belts and my lower back has been bothering me. My belt showed up within days along with some chalkmy weighted belt for dips.
It's moments like these that make me appreciate Bodybuilding.com for its fast and reliable service.
Sean's Top 5 Gym Tracks
- "Android Porn" by Kraddy
- "Holy Grail" by Jay-Z ft Justin Timberlake
- "Take Me Home" by Cash Cash ft Bebe Rexha
- "I Get Money" by 50 Cent
- "You Make Me" by Aviici