Why I Got Started
I've always wanted to have a really strong and powerful physique and always looked up to the guys who did, like all the jacked movie stars and WWE wrestlers but never really did anything about it.
My dad always talked about when he used to hit the weights a lot and encouraged me to get into it. As I got into my teen years I started to take notice of my body and how I looked. As soon as I was old enough, I joined my local YMCA gym.
How I Did It
I wasted a good year of training doing everything wrong - hardly eating any food and working out for up to 5 hours per day which resulted in just getting really scrawny and weak. After a while I figured I was going about it the wrong way not getting any results. So I started looking things up on the internet like "how to get big muscles" and stuff like that and came across a lot of good info.
I gathered up some basic knowledge on diet and training like the importance of proper nutrition and how much protein, carbs and fat to eat, along with basic bodybuilding workout routines. Once I started putting it all into play, I got great results and was hooked. I'm now looking to get into the competitive side of bodybuilding, most likely in the next year or two.
Suggestions for Others
Never let people tell you that you can't do something. Don't just go to the gym and do a workout one of your mates from school told you about and expect to get results. The internet has loads of information on everything - educate yourself.