On the right, I was about 170-180lbs and 14 or 15 years old (sad, I know - plus I was shorter!)
The left photo, I took on Saturday. I am now 150lbs and 21 years old.
Things are coming along!
So there I was, fighting through my last repetitions. The sweat was streaming down my face and my arms were trembling – I was determined to hoist those dumbbells over my chest one last time.
I finally completed the set. I sat up on the bench to grab a gulp of water, and that’s when I saw it – you’ve got to be kidding me, I thought to myself.
Through the reflection of the mirror in front of me, I noticed a women speed walking on the treadmill with a cell phone glued to her ear. I couldn’t help but chuckle inside.
Is this what we have succumbed to? Are we that unbelievably busy that we can’t solely focus on our wellbeing for a mere 30-45 minutes a day?
Its things like this that, in my mind, separates the victorious from the sorrowful, the triumphant from the disappointed, and the winners from the losers in the end.
Not to say that this woman was, by any means, a ‘loser’ – but her lack of focus is not what I would expect from someone seriously looking to get into ‘shape’.
In my opinion, if you are committed to your weight loss (or bodybuilding) journey, you must be devoted. And by that I mean, you must be willing to dedicate quality time in the gym.
The key word in that sentence is quality.
To get results, you must make every second count. Each and every time you lift that weight, do it with purpose, each and every time you pound your feet on that treadmill, visualize your goals.
If the only reason why you are going to the gym is to socialize, you may be better off hitting up the local pub, because serious gym-goers are there for one purpose and one purpose only…to focus on getting the results they’ve always dreamed of having.
Yes, I know…in a way, this article is a rant. But in another way, it is some food for thought. That’s why I decided to call it my nutritional rant.
Why do you go to the gym?