I made one of the best decisions for myself one year ago. To say that I love lifting is an understatement. It's not only changed my life but has become a lifestyle for me. It has made me physically and more importantly mentally stronger. It has taught me that it's not selfish to focus on yourself and only yourself.
I remember always stepping on the scale and letting that number define me and my happiness. Honestly, looking back, I don't regret it. It's made me realize that I was mentally weak and that's okay because it's given me room to grow and a mindset I know to avoid. To anyone reading this, never sacrifice yourself or denote your worth to digits or someone else's opinion. As long as you take care of yourself and are happy, that's all that matters. Nobody can take away from your value. Don't let anything or anyone change how you view yourself or your happiness. Every single person is worth so much more than that.
But tbh, lifting and the fitness industry has shown me that hard work, discipline, and consistency are all equally important in order to achieve your goals. You have to go in with a positive mindset and kill each workout to the best of your ability. Even outside of the gym, all of these apply. I honestly respect bodybuilders, powerlifters, and athletes of all levels because damn you guys work so freaking hard.
I could honestly go on and on but I won't. Here's to a year and many more to come. Have a great day y'all.
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