Why I Quit Bodybuilding
My mind was ruined, I had stuck to such a routine and system for month and now what? .
I remember the 1st day I didn’t have to do morning cardio, I had no idea how to handle a normal life again it was hard to deal with, I felt like something was missing from my life.
A lot of people I know suffer this post competition and now it’s the 1st thing I talk about in great detail if someone asks me to coach them for their 1st show now. .
It made me hate training for a long time.
What had I done to myself? I used to love going to the gym just to lift and feel my body getting stronger.
Instead, now in my head, I had turned it into this place where I was tamping with myself myself for eating a fruit gum or missing a workout, I’d be so hard myself and working out became something I dreaded and had to do instead of something I enjoyed. .
This went on for a long time for me and took me a long time to regain control of those thoughts, but now, I’m living my life how I want I’m back to lifting for fun and enjoying my training again. .
The last 2 years I’ve focused on nutrition, health and mobility, this was a route I was forced down by bodybuilding and issues coming from it but I love this stuff and have a found a new Interest within health and fitness that I didn’t know a lot about before.
I will always be grateful for the friends I made and lessons I learned while bodybuilding.
I’m now in a place where I can eat and drink what I like, lift heavy and drink beer and stay in shape and I’m a lot happier for it.
I’m passionate about health and fitness and it took me away from that for a while, I learned the hard way bodybuilding and being 6% bodyfat isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t all bad, every chapter in your life will teach you something, this one taught me about dedication, work ethic, commitment and drive and after a doing a prep you will have that in abundance. .
Now I put that back into my business and quest for knowledge, I can look back and laugh at the days when all I wanted to do was stand in front of everyone in my pants. .