I decided to lose weight and transform my body so I would look good in clothes, in the mirror, and in general. I used to be moody because of my weight and knew I had to do something about it. My teachers provided a lot of motivation and support in high school.
My life is much better now. I feel more confident and relaxed because my body looks great. Now I can do everything that I wasn't able to before. I used to be shy and wouldn't lift my hands up because my belly popped out under my shirt.
I accomplished my goals by pushing myself to the limit and never giving up. I held myself accountable to lose the weight. There were points when I wanted to let go of everything and give up. If you speak to yourself and tell yourself you're going to do something, then nobody can get in your way; you're on the road to success.
I went to the gym by myself. When I brought someone to work out, they just talked and distracted me so I couldn't work out hard. I cut out all fast food, soda, junk food, and candy from my diet and discovered how helpful it is to have dedicated bulking and cutting cycles. When my friends and family saw how successful I was they all asked for my help.
The most challenging part has always been the diet. In my early days, I thought I could gain weight by stuffing my mouth with as much food as possible. This led me to eat lots of junk food and calories which increased my fat gains. Since then, I spent a great deal of time researching foods to make sure I eat the right amount.
Time has also been challenging. It's never a problem finding time to work out, but it's difficult to find the amount of time with school in the picture. I was always tired after school, but knew I had to work out.
I don't want to be a bodybuilder, but I do want a nice physique. Lifting will always be a big part of my life. I will continue working out to keep my body toned and muscular. I'm considering becoming a personal trainer so I can share my knowledge with others. Everyone needs help from people with experience.
- Don't listen to what others say. They will put you down because they're jealous.
- You're doing this for yourself, not for anyone else. Stay motivated and talk to yourself.
- Do lots of research before you go to the gym or you won't know what to do.
- You shouldn't work out to impress anyone. Work out because it makes you feel good.
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