This may sound a little strange, but I have found, that getting into shape can be a good thing. When I first started lifting weights, I was not sure how people that I knew would react. I didn’t expect anything bad to happen as a result of it, I just didn’t know what to expect from people. There was actually some good news here because I found that the work that I was putting in was getting other people motivated. One of my really good friends at the time was struggling with some weight issues. After he noticed the leap of faith that I made to start changing the way I look, he was on board with doing it for himself. It wasn’t before too long that I found that I had a new friend to go and workout with. Long gone were the days that I would end up going by myself and working out around a bunch of strangers. It would seem that my good luck was increasing because having a buddy with me in the gym really helped my results. I was able to cheer on my friend and he would be able to do the same. From there, we were even able to start our own little group.
I was amazed at how much better my friend had felt to really make this change in his life. He actually confided to me that he would have never have taken these steps to change everything for the better, if he hadn’t saw the way that I looked! I was taken aback at this compliment and it really put things into perspective for me because I would have never known about the way that I had positively impacted my friend’s life! As I really began to get into really good shape, even some family members were starting to follow suit, I could not believe it. My father, who had always been a little bit on the bigger side had now gotten a home gym setup for himself. Although, my dad is someone that keeps things to himself, I had a pretty good idea as to why he had gotten started losing weight. So, from there, I had already gotten two different people in my life to take control of their lives.
Seeing all of these positive things happening right before my very eyes taught me an important lesson: your actions that you choose to make can have some really impacting consequences. I don’t mean this in a bad way because seeing how people around me were getting fit really brought things home for me. By doing nothing but what I had already planned on doing, I was now seeing two very important people in my life taking actions that would keep them around for much longer, how awesome is that? I wanted to take a second and let you all know what was going on so that, if you are not sure about it, this could be the thing that makes you take action. You never know the lives that you are changing by doing the things that you do every single day. Appreciate every single opportunity that you have to hit the gym, you might not ever know how much of a role model you are for someone in your life.