Have you ever considered what makes you tick? Do you have any clue what motivates you? Do you ever give this any thought?
Over the past year I have considered this question many times. I have come to the conclusion that I am extremely results oriented. I like setting goals and then working on achieving them. It makes life better for me in every single area.
It was due to this discovery that I went to my now personal trainer, Chris Albert, and discussed my nutrition with him. That lead to a discussion about training. Chris watched me train and asked me a lot of questions. We decided to work together on both nutrition and exercise.
As we have worked together Chris has continually revisited both training and nutrition based upon the results I am getting. He, like me, is results driven. He is very direct about his critique of my physique. He is the person I am using to prepare me for my show on April 14, 2012, so I am glad that he can be direct with me. Anything else will lead to problems later down the line.
As I get more involved in training with Chris I see very clearly that results are easier when you understand who you are and what motivates you. That information can then be used to guide your program. However, there are some things that have to be set aside.
If you don't like certain foods you won't be suited for bodybuilding. You have to set aside taste and just eat food for fuel. With that mentality you will go very far in your efforts. You will open the door to many foods that you might have otherwise avoided.
If you have not yet considered what makes you tick, stop and figure that out before you move ahead with your training. You may find that you are already on the right path, but you may also find that you need to make some serious changes. Give it a shot!