I love to lift. When I have to miss time in the gym I am not in as good of a mood. I feel out of sorts. Things just don't feel normal for me. I cannot imagine giving up lifting entirely unless I was forced to for some physical limitation.
Weight training became a big part of my life 8 years ago right after I had back surgery. I had a wise surgeon who understood the benefits of weight training. He encouraged me to hit the gym, but implored me to be careful and use proper form. From that day forward I have had a passion for weight training.
It wasn't until I got stuck trying to lose weight that I gained a huge passion for participating in bodybuilding activities. Even that became somewhat of an obssession with me right away. The passion I had for reading about and watching bodybuilding carried over into me actually competing. I competed twice and then went through some major trauma in my personal life and have not been back on stage since.
I simply cannot imagine not lifting. I cannot fathom what it would be like to not have the gym as part of my regular life schedule. Life just wouldn't be th esame without lifting. Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.