So the 2019 Olympia Competition took place last week. I know this because all the magazines are writing about it. It is also pretty much the main talk at the gym. Did you see this competitor’s chest blah blah blah?
Some of the guys at the gym chatting to me about it would give me a surprised look when I say I didn’t watch or follow the competition and seem to be confused as to why I don’t really care much for it. They ask me things like doesn’t it motivate you? And you train so hard and are very passionate about your fitness, aren’t you interested in watching people compete for the best body?
I’m not trying to take anything away from these competitors and what they have achieved at all. In their field, they are the top competitors at the top of their game and of course they deserve credit for their hard work and dedication.
I include many bodybuilding methods and exercises in my routines and programs. I train hard, generally eat healthy, am passionate about and love my training and fitness. But it is different for me. I’m not actually a bodybuilder or competitor. Personally, my fitness is very important to me, important to my life as whole, and enables me to live better and stronger. But it’s not my life, rather my best life. My passion for fitness is not to achieve a body worth of competing and therefore, my dedication and devotion to it is simply different.
When you train to compete on a stage at that level, it’s a different lifestyle that revolves around the goal of winning the competition. Everything a competitor does during the day is based around it. And of course they should get all the credit they deserve. It doesn’t have much impact on me because this isn’t my life, goals, or journey. It’s not my lifestyle.