Plain and simple, I'm curious what causes most people here at TNation to train, or what single event resulted in their obsession (if you will) to train towards attaining a jaw dropping physique, or becoming stronger, or performing better, whatever the goal.
For me, it was a bad breakup with an ex-girlfriend, which resulted in my self-hatred and self-consciousness. I saw training as great stress relief, and soon saw my body composition improving. Getting even more analytical from a psychological standpoint, me being dumped by the first girl i truly loved caused me to have severe anxiety about my body composition, and how i looked in public. In a way, my goal of getting jacked was me trying to win her back, as i subconsciously thought that my body comp. was the main problem in our relationship.
I'm curious to hear what your reasons are. Reading about what gets people motivated is not only informative, but can also help renew one's waning passion for their training. thanks