Get in the Game

Get in the Game

There will come a point in time when you have to ask yourself, “Why am I doing this”? All of the perfect days you’ve been putting in, the pain and toil of all the countless training sessions where you took yourself to the brink of destruction, the endless meals all perfectly measured and weighed out all have to be for something; but what? What game are you playing? Are you in this for the love of building muscle and strength? Do you enjoy putting yourself through intensity-riddled workouts that leave you feeling ill? Why are you living the bodybuilding lifestyle if you don’t plan on putting your best against others? Should you get in the game to see how you measure up or is what you’re doing now good enough?

What Type Of Person Are You?

It takes a certain type of person to throw their hat in the ring of competitive bodybuilding. Some will say that doing so is the most difficult sporting endeavor out there while others simply look at it as a pageant of sorts. Regardless of where you sit with that, there is something to be said about going through the process of getting stage ready to showcase all that you have been building and working on. After all, why put yourself through so much with the discipline, the persistence, and the attention to detail if you’re always going to be covered up? Maybe competing is for you, maybe it’s not. You won’t know until you try.

Commit To Something

So why not? Why not commit to something even greater than you thought you were capable of doing and put all of that time and effort into something you can be proud of and something that you can show others? Something that you can look back on as one more accomplishment on your list of things to do. Look at it as an opportunity to settle your physical worth. See it as a chance to evaluate your genetics and then find new ways to improve. Look, you’re going to be eating and training like a bodybuilder anyway, if this is the lifestyle you’ve chosen, so why not get in the game and see it to the stage? One and done, so be it. At the very least you can call yourself not just a bodybuilder, but a competitive one, and that right there is enough to separate you from others.

The Final Thought

You will have tested just about everything about yourself if you decide to see this through. Your mental fortitude will be tested. Your physical capabilities will be tested. Your discipline and judgment will be tested and your level of commitment to a task much greater than what you ever anticipated will be tested and answered. Don’t back out. Don’t think you can’t follow through when it gets tough, because it’s going to get really tough. Don’t cheat on your diet. Don’t skip cardio. Don’t take shortcuts and don’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you this is all a waste of your time because it’s not. You will learn more about yourself from this process than you could have even imagined. Just decide you’re going to do it and then follow through with it and even when you start questioning yourself, and you will forge ahead. The last thing you want to do is take yourself out of the game before the game even starts. You’ll regret it and wish you hadn’t stopped.

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