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A couple of new pictures; The evolution of my transformation.
Posted By John Stone On October 24, 2010 @ 8:59 am In Daily Blog | No Comments
Yesterday evening I posted a couple of new photos in my media journal on the forums. Along with these photos I made a short comment about how my reasons for training and eating healthy have changed over the years. This morning I’d like to expand on that comment a bit…
Almost everyone who is out of shape, overweight and unhappy about those things decides to make a transformation to improve his or her appearance, self-esteem and general health. Those were certainly my initial goals. Once the initial goals are reached, then what? Personally I continued eating and training for many years with the primary goal of maximum hypertrophy. This is actually pretty natural progression after a successful transformation, and you see a lot of people head down that path.
Before I go any further, I want to be 100% clear about something: I think bodybuilding is an awesome sport! Bodybuilding requires an incredible amount of hard work and self-discipline to be successful at it. My hat’s off to the athletes who do it. But over the years I realized that bodybuilding is simply not the sport for me. Personally I just got bored with it. I have zero interest in competing, and so eating and training year after year with the primary goal of getting big became a grind for me. That’s not to say I don’t love lifting weights – I really do! I didn’t want my love of training with weights to die, and so I had to be honest with myself and admit that a change needed to be made. So I’ve given up on the “h00ge” game. Now I train so I can kick ass at all the other physical activities that I love to do, and I’m much happier for it.
As I’ve said in the past, I wouldn’t change a thing about anything I’ve done over the past eight years. It’s been an incredible adventure so far, and I have a feeling the best is yet to come.
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