So I recently started taking a friend of mine to the gym because he’s a complete mess and wants to get in shape… And he absolutely LOVES it. He’s only a few weeks in and he’s pushing 315 on the leg press. He’s a totally unathletic alcoholic stoner too. The first time I took him to the gym, I had him squatting and he had almost perfect form right off the bat. Also, at first he was all “I don’t want to get too big, girls don’t like that yadda yadda, whatever…” But now he thinks he wants to come watch a PL meet that I plan to go to in December (my first one) and he thinks he might even be down to compete in one I plan to do next May.
It really makes me happy to see someone get so into something I love to do. It’s helping him a lot too because he’s started eating better and plans to clean up his life a bit (less alcohol… I don’t think he’ll give up the weed though, haha). It’s also really helped him get over a girl that just dumped him. This is the kind of shit that gets me really pumped to be PT which i will hopefully be in a couple of years when I’m done college.
Anyone else have any cool success/motivating stories? They could be of yourself, or someone you know. Share away!!