Exercise: A Test Of Will And Resolve

Exercise: A Test Of Will And ResolveI went to the gym a month ago for the first time in over 3 years. Needless to say, I was not prepared for my body to turn into putty and my system to go into shock. I was sore all over. It hurt to sit, hurt to stand, but in a bizarre way it felt good, and I owe it all to my best friend. A few months ago, he decided to change his life. In that time, he’s gained 20 lbs of muscle and closely resembles a Calvin Klein model. His before and after photos have inspired me to get off my lazy unmotivated butt and make a change.

Starting this has tested my will and resolve. I’ve seen the results in another, but seeing isn’t the same as doing. Wanting something to happen isn’t the same as making it happen. I’ve since added roughly 5 lbs of muscle. My body feels great, but I’m not stopping there. Friends and family have noticed this change and many have asked what I’m doing differently. When I explain my routine, they usually scoff. They’re unhappy with their bodies, but refuse to make sacrifices to change it. To me, that’s insane. If you have the tools to make your life better, why aren’t you?

You’ve heard the expression life is short, but it’s the longest thing you’ll ever experience. You have the power to make yourself into the best possible vessel for that experience. You don’t have to go to extremes, but you owe it to yourself to at least be healthy, but it’s your life. You have to want to change, before a change can be made. No one can save you, if you don’t want to be saved. You only get one shot at this thing called life. How will you spend it? I hope you choose to live in abundance, but that’s your choice to make.

Richard T Meeks II © 2013

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