Since I was about 12 or younger, I had worked out here and there, not on any real regimen. When I turned 14, I had a gym set up in my basement, printed out a couple of pictures of bodybuilders to hang, and took an interest. I then started looking up some of the modern bodybuilders, (Ronnie Coleman, Dennis James etc.) I was in awe by their physiques. Ronnie especially inspired me to the fullest. I had alwas had a desire to be larger than life so from that night I could not even sleep since all I could think about was bodybuilding and getting into competeing. From the point on I caught the bug and the rest was history.
Why I Love it
I love it for many reasons. Number one is always to glorify God. On top of that another major reason being the pump that it gives you. plus I've always wanted to be big considering I was pretty thin, and very light to begin with. Upon entering high school, I was extremely small and over all petite, which I of course HATED. I feel that I started with less than even the most ectomorphic people have. When I started bodybuilding in january, 2006, I was 14, about 5'2"-5'3"ish, had 11.5" arms, and weighed only 104-105lbs at the end of the day. By the time I was 17, I had won shows, and put on well over 50lbs of quallity muscle. Another major reason had to do with the fact that I was always just okay in sports. I felt that this was a sport I could go far in, and the results would always be there, if someone wanted to see your results, you just whip off your shirt, or roll up a sleeve. My father has an intense collection of trophies and medals from his days as a marathon runner. He went to the top of an also independant sport. I was DYING for something I coul build up accomplishments in, and actually have a passion for it at the same time.