If you're going to change, make sure you change for the better.
It took me about 3 years to get from where you see me on the left to where I am on the right. Granted I wasn't 100% consistent because life gets in the way sometimes, but I never lost focus of my goal. Was it hard? Yes, hardest thing I've ever done. I've never had to be more disciplined in any other thing I've worked on accomplishing in my life. It takes a ton of sacrifice, effort and mental strength.
You will be tired.
You will get frustrated.
You will hit plateaus.
You will want to give up.
DO NOT allow yourself to quit!
Not giving up was the best thing that ever happened to me, and it will be the best thing that ever happens to you too. Not only have I grown physically, more importantly I've grown mentally, spiritually and have grown humble. Believe me when I say there is nothing in the world more satisfying than hitting your health and fitness goals. Do it for you. You're worth it. Be the best you 🙏🏽 #transformationtuesday
For those of you that are looking to make a change, let me help you with a custom macro meal plan and workout plan tailored to you and your personal goals. Time to stop saying someday. Let that someday be today 💪🏽
[🇲🇾 5/6] This 22yo from Alor Setar blew my mind when he stepped on stage earlier this year in Singapore at the #NABBAWFFMortalBattle where he won the overall junior BB cat and earned his Asia Pro Card. Hopefully I will get a chance to work with @zhanzhek again. He wanted a shot with his legs, so here it is! #PhotosByApasionese
You can't have highs if you don't have some lows every now and then. Today was just one of those days. I had to call an audible and make today's training sessions an unplanned deload. Right after I finished doing my RDLs, my energy quickly started diminishing. I wasn't sure if I was still recovering from my last leg day, which went exceptionally well, or I was coming down with something. Either way I didn't want to force anything and regret it later, so I made the choice to just take the rest of session set by set and not get too intense with it.
I'm not going to lie and say it wasn't frustrating, because it sure was! When progress goes as good as it has been for a while, any little bump in the road really sends you down a negative spiral. I get really hard on myself sometimes and it's difficult for me to let go of the gas, even though I know I should, so making a decision like this really takes me out of my comfort zone. I know a lot of you other bodybuilders can relate!
Fortunately, I know better than to repeat mistakes I made in the past. This bad session is just a drop in the bucket from all the great sessions I've had and am going to have, so it's important to look at this from a different perspective. Learn to not put too much emphasis on one single session, but multiple sessions as a whole. After all, this is a marathon not a sprint. Many more great training sessions ahead!