When I was a kid I always wanted to be the action hero I saw in the movies. So my neighborhood had a community yard sale one fall weekend and I bought an 8 pound plastic dumbbell full of sand for a $1.00. Everyday after school I would come home stand in the mirror and curl away :)
Why I Love it
Love!?!? LOL... I don't know about that. Most days I dread going to the gym cause it hurts and has me sucking wind. It's the pump, and leaving the gym with a high that keeps me coming back. I love being fit! Not to mention that whenever I'm in the gym, it's 2hrs of my day where my mind is completely free of any stress.
Honestly, for the most part, most days in the gym are very positive and euphoric. For some reason I find myself playing back clips of my life in my mind. I think about the days when I was young and acquired the initial inspiration that put the desire and love into me. I think about the characters in the movies I wanted to be and how I mimicked them. I think about the sports I played and loved. I think about the days I would go to the gym when I hardly knew a thing, and to where I am today.
I just realized for the first time, or maybe it just came to me for the first time; the desire and drive I had when I was young, is the same desire and drive that keeps me going today.