I can remember as far back as my early teens when my buddies would be more interested in playing with their GI-Joes and Transformers toys than joining me for a training session of push-ups, pull-ups, and various abdominal exercises.
Girl-friends would say to me that they had never met someone with so many pictures of themselves.
Some of the other things I was told:
- You must really love yourself
- Boy, your cocky
- All you care about is working out
- all that muscle is going to turn to fat when you get older
- why are you so vain?
- your going to hurt yourself doing that
- your weird
But I never stopped keeping track of my progress, through pictures, and detailed notebooks of my training I kept going forward. I started at age 13 with my love of physical culture and I have never looked back.
Through high school when my friends would go to parties, drink alcohol, smoke cigarette’s thinking it was cool, and participating in other recreational drugs I never did.
I stuck to my code of ethics, which back then I did not even realize I had nor what a code of ethics was. I did know that I would not let anything stand in my way of becoming as strong and physically fit as my body would let me.
Through the years I have seen what people have let themselves become. It is both saddening and pathetic. I see people my age, peers of mine that look like they are 10-20 years older than they really are.
I see the former top athlete and former miss popularity from high school resembling more of a broken down fat man and a disgusting, unset miserable housewife that both have given up on life.
These people represent most of our society that have settled and are skating through life. These are the people that point fingers at me and say that I’m stuck on myself, I think I’m better than everyone else and more incessant dribble from their chest heaving, out of breath mouth’s.
These are the same people that sit and ponder of what might have been, or that share stories of what they once were, or think to themselves if I only had done this!
I on the other hand am a practitioner of what I preach, I set the example and live by it. I walk the walk and talk the talk, I can back up everything I say through pictures, knowledge and most importantly by my actions:
- and with or for anyone
I have been consistent for 24 years with discipline and a strong work ethic. I have failed many times but I have never quit. I have set goals and worked to achieve those goals. Many have fallen as I have crushed them and then few have still eluded me to this day awaiting the time when I too will crush those goals as well.
The fountain of youth has been here all along, people have just become to darn lazy to want to put the work in to see it.
Things that you want in life are not easy,it’s the things that you work hard for and fail at many times that become that much more precious when you attain them.
Our bodies are the most amazing thing we have on this earth yet many treat their vehicles better than their body. I’m not like the majority, I refuse to play into the poor me syndrome and the smoke and mirrors that the Politically correct police wants us to believe.
I will continue to treat my body as a treasure, I will train it to it’s maximum potential.
I will not succumb to the weak, wussified nation that is plaguing our society today.
I will continue to strive for perfection in my daily life. I have found the fountain of youth and I accept full responsibility to use it to my every advantage.
Instead of smoking, drinking and eating yourself into an unsat mess of humanity why not wake up and look in the mirror at what is staring back at you!
Stop being a slave to yourself and take control of your life. Feel like you did 20 years ago, wake up happy everyday, live in the present moment, have a positive attitude, discover the power of giving, learn to love someone.
Many of these simple steps are often lost when you stop loving yourself.
I have found the key to the fountain of youth and I want to share it with you.
Through exercise, a proper eating plan and a positive attitude you too can have the fountain of youth.
The question is: Are you willing to put the time in to find it?
Keep The Faith,