So here I am. Putting a post on this website. I’ve been reading it for over a year now. using it for motivation. It has been great. I look for motivation everywhere, all the time. I need it, I have 6 childreen(from 2 2 year olds to 8,9,12, and 15.).
Time isn’t something I have much of. I can’t seem to get anything done around the house, much less special projects.(ex. Dip stand I’m building for a friend, though Mine is done). I’m lucky though, I married someone with a house and 1.5 acres, then built a shop, and a barn.
in the barn, upstairs which I build too. (you have to realize, I am average joe who can do lots of things, but none of them really great, I dive in). anyway, after leaving the fire department of which I volunteered for 7 years, I had no place to work out. the gym here on this little island is small, and with 6 childreen I can’t afford to go, nor do I have the time to travel to get there.
So, I have built my home gym in my barn up stairs. It took about 5 months to get the horses to eat all the hay that was left, and I got some used carpet from the local floor covering dudes. I have about a 24’x24’ area now to work out in and love it. about 700lb’s of plates, and slowly working on building my dumbell collection.
I got my benches from friends, or garage sales. the only new items are the dumbells,(Wal-Mart, and GI Joes), so I don’t have much money into it.(This means anyone can do it) My wife calls it Ghetto. I don’t care except that I’d like to try to get her to use it too. I’ve got before pictures on my profile, and I’m about 25 lbs less than that, but not where I want to be to put after pictures on yet.
I will do it though. My time that I have to be able to work out in MY gym is 5 am. it is the only time I have, but I have that so I am lucky. I have a couple of friends that come over to lift with me, this helps also, but knowing i have that most excelent setup is motivation too. I did all that work, I can NOT let it sit.
I have written this to try to help inspire and motivate because T-Nation has done that so much for me. thank you T-Nation.
By the way, I’m going in in Oct for Vasectimy for 2nd time. wish me luck.