I’ve been a sports person and fitness freak for as long as I can remember. But things and priorities change when you are in college or in a job. You have so much extra things to do and so less time. You party almost every fortnight with friends or have to take your girlfriend for a movie almost every weekend. I would say that I am a “been there and done that” kind of guy. So after putting those extra (O.K. double extra) pounds during my college days and watching those movies and of course constantly being reminded by everyone to take care of my health, one fine day I decided to become a bodybuilder.
Being a bodybuilder is a lifestyle that requires Mental, Emotional and oh, Physical strength in order to succeed. Most people deal with normal everyday issues in a subconscious manner, with little or no thought to the outcomes. Some of these decisions include waking up whenever they want too, rolling out of bed and pouring yourself anything you find in your refrigerator, then making your way over to the couch and relaxing for several hours either playing videos games or watching your favorite T.V. shows. Unfortunately for Bodybuilders, these luxuries cannot be affordable when living the Bodybuilder Lifestyle.
Bodybuilders have daily struggles like everyone else, but our struggles come in different forms, shapes and sizes. For most, these may not mean much, but for the typical Gym Rat, Fitness Freak, Power Lifting, Bodybuilder or whatever you want to call yourself, these should resonate in your everyday struggle to get in shape and big.
CALORIE AND MACRO SHAMING
Nothing kills the momentum than a friend, family member or even GF/Wife pointing out your Calorie/Macro counting. Your putting in the hard work in order to get the body you deserve and the last thing you want to deal with is people telling shaming your Calorie/Macro intakes. It’s hard enough to eat what’s right, along with the correct amounts and at the correct times throughout day, geesh.
MISSING YOUR FAVORITE FOOD
When bulking season stops and it’s time to start Your Cut, missing out on some of your favorite foods is everyone’s nightmare. Bodybuilders exert much discipline in order to get in the best shape of their lives every year, and cutting out their Favorite foods is something we deal with for long periods of time. Talk about Selflessness.
SCHEDULE AND PREPPING YOUR DAY AROUND GYM AND EATING
Setting and maintaining a tight schedule that revolves around going to the Gym, not to miss a Meal, and the most dreaded of all, prepping your meals for the next day, week or two-weeks. Everyone has to learn to cook when they start bodybuilding. Unless they have a GF or Wife who is AWESOME enough to do it for you, you’re on your own. This has got to be, by far, the worst part of Bodybuilding – Prepping. There goes your social life!
CHEATING ON YOUR CUT DAY
The guilt of eating the “normal” food, that the rest of the human population consumes daily and pretty much eating everything in sight. We all know that feeling and many of us have fallen into that trap and given in on a Cut.
Yes, the issue every single bodybuilder deals with, the never ending hunger to be bigger than you already are. This struggle is real and everyone who sits there, staring at themselves for endless minutes in the mirror knows and has this issue. The constant turmoil your body gives you is your motivation to get bigger and out muscle the mirror and your bro’s. This is a physical, mental and spiritual all bodybuilders need to overcome and deal with on a daily basis.