Further to what some posters wrote in another thread, I was wondering how many of you have had people in your lives that have either a) generally been a hindrance to your bodybuilding goals or b) said or done something which motivated you to prove them wrong, when it came to your bodybuilding goals?
I really have started serious training over the past 6 months (I’m 23 now) - before then, I really believed that I wasn’t destined to be bigger than 130lb. It didn’t help that people reinforced this notion; one guy in particular, told me that I’d never be anything other than a skeleton. That, and a hundred other comments from relatives and close friends fuelled a fire that pushes me through the hardest of reps and sets.
I’m only sitting at 147 lb, but that’s a feck load more than I believed I’d reach. I can’t wait to continue putting on muscle, and too see their faces again. Ironically, they are collectively, the laziest people I ever met and in their slobbering ways have shown me exactly the kind of body I don’t want!
So, has anyone else had their naysayers, or inadvertant motivators who have given you an extra ounce of drive to reach higher? Those people who look at you funny because you take protein shakes (true story!) or the guy who says that he’s uncomfortable with you playing hockey on his time because you’re taking creatine (true story!!!)??