Well my name is Alex, I just turned 17 a few days ago (20th of April) and I never really cared about my body.
But after summer holidays in Italy in late summer I realized that I wanted to change. Not only for the others but rather for myself. I loved the idea of being ripped... Or somewhere close to that. Although I wanted to change, I just didn't know where to begin. I tried "working out" at home with a few bodyweight exercises but I didn't really stick to it. It was boring and I had no motivation in the end so I stopped. The thought faded away.
On new years eve, the 1st of January 2013 I realized that everyone around me wanted to change himself to the better. And that made my thoughts switch again. I started learning about different exercises and went to our school gym. After 3 months of working out intensely, I lost quite a bit of fat and gained muscle and strenght.
Edit 4 years later: It was a rocky road and I stopped a lot inbetween. But I got myself back up one year ago and I'm shining brighter than ever. I've never experienced life as much as I do now and I love it.