Well folks, for those of you who have read about my Dad and Brother’s journey towards their first bodybuilding competition, you would already understand the gravity of their transformation. However, I know there are many new readers daily here at Performance Street that should be made aware of what the body can do when the mind believes. I do not think that one needs to compete in a bodybuilding competition to make favorable changes in their physique and lifestyle; however, why not tap into that competitive side? You can bet your right butt cheek that the reason my ‘Ol Man and Little Brother made such a drastic change is because they knew people were going to see “all of them” on stage! Not only that, but they put their pride and their word on the line. Months before stepping on stage, I informed them (just as a mentor of mine told me to do) to tell everyone they cared about that they were competing in a bodybuilding competition on such and such date. The beauty of this is that their friends and loved ones helped them stay accountable to their promises. More importantly, they had a solid support system of poeple who were pulling for them and rooting them on. So the take home message for today’s blog post is to surround yourself with a positive support system. You may be your worst enemy, so you need to have an even stronger support system to keep you on track. You are going to constantly face people everyday that are going to try to halt your progress because it makes them feel more insecure about themselves. Many people like to refer to these types of people as haters. The more they try to halt your progress, take it as a compliment, because you can bet your other butt cheek that they secretly admire what you are doing to help yourself and they wish they had the guts to do it to.
Without further adieu:
Probably the coolest thing about their journey was this:
– Coach Street