Lifting was a big part of my life from my senior year of high school through college. I was dedicated in a big way. Was lifting more in the vein of body building. I’ve benched 300 pounds, but mostly focus on light weight and high quality reps (shout our Bryson).
I stopped completely the day I started working full time. It wasn’t long after that I gained a solid 10 pounds of mush. I then got injured Jan 1, 2016 that has had me unable to do anything in the way of lifting. 2 surgeries and 6 months of PT later, and we are finally back to lifting weights.
I got fucking sick and tired of feeling like crap in my clothes. Man boobs suck.
During a member guest this summer, I looked around and saw that every single guy at the event had a gut. They were seemingly totally OK with it - it was almost a laughing matter for some. But I’m not. I wanted to be fit and spry. I don’t wanna age faster then I already am. Hitting it 40 past all of em is nice too.
I’ve committed all my energy to lifting after the burner. I’m getting back to it and seeing results. It’s mostly food, but I’m getting stronger.
Personally, I’ve played my best golf when I’ve been strong. The stronger the better. I’ve not experienced the intersection of great fitness AND extreme focus on my golf game, but that is where I want to be.
I’m excited to compete again in golf. The plan is to enter some local Kansas City events next year to get back into the competitive scene. I’d love to commit a few years to it and maybe qualify for an event like the Kansas Am of the Mid-Am.
At the end of the day, I’m excited to have confidence again. Lifting makes me look better which makes me feel better. I want my fiancé to be stoked at who she marries this May. I want my future kids to be safe around me and have their dad around for a long time as well.
Sorry for the soap box, but this has been a big change in my life recently and I’m really excited about it. Not 1 thing about it has been a deterrent.