robert Posted June 14, 2005 Share Posted June 14, 2005 What is your ideal physique? What does it look like? That is a question I asked myself back in 2000, five years ago before I started bodybuilding. I looked through fitness magazines and found photos of what I wanted to look like. Then I worked hard and was dedicated to achieving that. I had that image of what I hoped I'd look like put up on my wall so I could see it before going to the gym, before eating, before sleeping and before going to school. Over time I got closer and closer to what I hoped for. I went from a skinny long distance runner to a bodybuilding champion and even competed in Heavyweight bodybuilding competition........something nobody would have imagined when they saw the 150-pound little Robert who wanted to take up weight lifting. Also, over time, my idea of an ideal physique changed. So I got close to where I hoped to be and then raised the bar and have more work to do. But I made progress. I know others are working on this as well because they tell me about it almost everyday in personal e-mails and chatting. Topher and Kollision from this forum, for example, are very dedicated to achieving something that is clear in their mind. I think that is why they find success, and how I found success. I knew what I wanted to look like and then I learned what I needed to do to get there. Feel free to post images of physiques (men and women) that you'd love to have. It may not work for everyone, and based on personal e-mails from some of you, I know that you may not be motivated by how the body looks on the exterior but just want to be healthier inside. But for the rest, find something to inspire you, an image, a person, whatever it is, and dedicate yourself to the work it takes to get there. Trust me, it's fun to look back and say, "Wow.....I've come a long way over these years and ispired others throughout my own journey to rise to my own persosonal challenge. Keep the images to yourself, or post them here. I wasn't shy about it, I told everyone what I was going to do and what I'd look like. Most laughed, some shook their heads, real friends supported me and encouraged me, others reminded me and questioned if I was still on path, and all in all, I was helped by all of them. Those who doubted me and those who trusted me. I learned to find motivation from all of them. I hope some of you will be able to do the same. Dig deep inside and know that you CAN DO IT, and that it just takes "time." Best of luck, and have a lot of fun getting healthier! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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