I never really know how to answer this question really. I guess the best way to start the response is with a quote that I've read "When the pain of staying the same becomes worse than the pain of a workout, you'll see results." I used to weigh just shy of 300lbs and who really wants that?? One day after finally being sick of the jokes, of the stomach aches, the insecurities, the short breath and depression that comes with it, I decided it was time. I didn't know a single thing about working out or how to get started, but I marched into a gym and gave it what I had. Progress came and went, lost weight and gained it back until I decided enough was enough. I never had a trainer or knew about sites like this, so I really just had to learn my own way. I stuck to cardio and machines at first and just asked the bigger lean guys questions like "what does that workout do?" "How do I get bigger arms?" "What do I need to do to get abs" and "What do you do?" Eventually I started to piece it together and learning that you need a solid routine with only working a few muscle groups per day, do hit the same muscle two days in a row, rest is required, lift slowly, proper form, rep ranges, etc.. So began the transformation to the solid 8% body fat at 185 pound body that I have today.
Why I Love it
What isn't there to love about bodybuilding??? The intensity is a rush, the pain is addicting, the results blow my mind, that struggles challenge and push me, the goals keep me busy, the doubters keep me going, the friendships and bonds are unbreakable, the strength is phenomenal. It's a rush, and art, an escape and one of the most exclusive clubs out there.