Bodybuilding isn’t just a walk over. You don’t wake up in the morning and have it all figured out. Every bodybuilder will tell you that they have had their ups and downs. At times the progress they were making was so fast and evident such that their colleagues at work and the guys they work out with compliment them. At other times, the progress is so slow they have to go back to the drawing board to ask them where it is exactly that they went wrong. If you have ever had a serious injury then you will agree with me that during such times you ask yourself why it is exactly that you are in a gym. So the next time you are at crossroads and you’re wondering whether to get off the body building highway, remember these words.
To begin with, bodybuilding is the best gift that you could ever give to your body. Bodybuilders have a generally higher life expectancy. Exercising improves your immune system and makes you less susceptible to diseases such as respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, and obesity among other sicknesses. It is actually easier for you to get life or health insurance if you’re a bodybuilder as compared to a less athletic person. Cardio does miracles to your heart as it strengthens your heart muscles. Exercising also stimulates your brain and will improve your concentration span.
Secondly, bodybuilding might just pay you bills especially with the unpredictable economic changes. You may wake up one morning and find that your profession has been phased out like a floppy disk! Bodybuilding depending on how successful you are has put kids through college and paid for tuition in private schools. Celebrity advertising has turned some lucky people into millionaires almost overnight. Be it skin care products or healthcare products like supplements, you can crack a gold mine.
You might be doing it as a hobby but just know that there is always that option of going pro. So if you are thinking of quitting bodybuilding, give yourself a bigger challenge, go professional. This is just one angle in which you can look at it in terms of our career. On the other hand, did you know that a well toned muscular body is associated with persons of high personal discipline and dedication? This means that you might land that great job just because your muscles can still be seen through your suit!
Last but not least, bodybuilding makes you look 10 times better than just your average Joe. Ever wondered why some guys always have a lady clinging onto their arms nearly all the time apart from their bathroom breaks? Believe me it has nothing to do with their good looks or charm but has everything to do with the well formed biceps.
I do hope that you will choose to be a bodybuilder until death do you part hopefully in your late 90’s. Either way, enjoy life but know that you will face the consequences. If you stick to bodybuilding, find joy in what you do.