Money can’t buy you into this game. The main reason I love this game.
I grew up in the happiest of homes, but by no means were we rich. I’d say humble beginnings. A family of workers. Hard workers at that. Growing up we were surrounded by fairly wealthy people. I love that, I learn from these people still to this day. But the thing that really drew me into bodybuilding and powerlifting is the fact that you can’t buy your way into this. Either you put the work in or you didn’t. Plain and simple. You can’t buy yourself a first place trophy, or 20 inch arms like you can with the newest pair of J’s or Yeezy’s. Or the new off whites. That’s what differentiates me from others.
Being in shape speaks volumes to me. Discipline, character, hours of work, sacrifice, mental fortitude and much more.
Bodybuilding, fitness, health... it’s much more than being “conceited” or obsessed with yourself. It’s about holding yourself accountable and to a higher standard than average. And if average is your thing, that’s totally cool! It’s just not mine.