'It is a shame for a man to grow old without
seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.'
To achieve the most from life your mind, body & spirit must work and function as one unit. When one aspect is out of kilter your whole life goes out of balance.
And through my life's up's and down's the one aspect which has brought all three areas together consistently is my love of bodybuilding and exercising. For me it has created a never ending supply of discipline, hope and energy, even after 33yrs of maintaining a solid weight training regime I still get excited at the thought of my next workout. Maybe I should get out more, but, once those 'happy chappie' endorphins are pulsating through my veins everything in life is possible.
Simply put Bodybuilding is all about achievement. It's about facing reality and overcoming adversity. The human body was never designed for a sedentary lifestyle. It was created to hunt sabre-toothed tigers and walk forty miles a day foraging. When we have no physical outlets, tension builds up within us. The body reacts to minor frustrations, such as someone cutting us up in traffic. In life and death situations the 'flight or fight' mechanism is tripped, adrenaline floods our system, and our blood pressure sky rockets. Exercise in general and bodybuilding in particular gives us an outlet for these tensions plus satisfy the body's need for strenuous activity.
Success in bodybuilding can teach you to become successful in anything you want in life. You can have it all if you want it bad enough, You have the power within your mind – a force that will accomplish anything you put your mind to if you trust it. Learn to love the challenge of accomplishment and your life will take on new meaning. Every day becomes a new adventure rather than a dull routine, a chance for a new opportunity, an opportunity for change and growth. Seize the moment. Live in the present and just go for it.
Do not merely read these words. Make them a general philosophy of your life, a way of living and success will be yours because you will be harnessing the power of your mind, body & spirit to its fullest potential. Then nothing can stop you.
Post by Mark Weeks
Creator of URConqueror & Conqueror 21st Century Nutrition.