Progress & Goals
LEAN BODY MASS
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Share your goals with those who look up to you!
As a 28 year old high school teacher, I have a lot of people who look up to me. There are younger children and teenagers in my family, and there are plenty of teenagers in my high school. The family members I am thinking of are the cutest, funniest male triplets in the world. I share every moment of family get togethers with them and have even driven just to visit them. They know I am a bodybuilder. Every time I see them, they ask me if I'm still a bodybuilder. While I can't say exactly what they think after I answer yes, not only am I sure their thoughts are positive and happy ones, but I know I would hate myself if I answered no. I would hate myself for telling these boys, no, it got tough and I quit.
With my high school students, they think me being a bodybuilder is cool. They have so many questions too. I have had to explain that it is not a weightlifting competition, but solely based on looks the day of the competition. Now I know it's not quite that simple, but basically that is the case. But once I began talking about bodybuilding and my competitions, it wasn't too long before a curious mind ventured online to find a photo of me. Low and behold they stumbled upon my profile picture right here on bodybuilding.com. But it didn't stop there. This lovely student of mine posted the photo on Twitter. Now, I don't know how closely anyone follows educational news and knows anything about the student-teacher relationship and how it affects learning in the classroom, but I was worried. Oh no, what is my principal going to say, how are the kids going to react, are things going to get really awkward? Thankfully, nothing of the sort happened. As it turned out, only positives came of it. I became somewhat of a celebrity. That photo of me was trending on Twitter. Students pull out there cell phones to share my photo with other students.
The point is... it feels good knowing that what I do makes a difference not just for me, but for those around me. The good I do encourages and inspires. And because I see others in their encouraged and inspired states, I too am encouraged and inspired. Can't stop now!