You already know the dedication it takes to see results in one area of your life. Now it's time to apply your "strength training" across the board.
When someone asks you what day of the week it is, do you say which body part you're working that day (chest day, leg day, upper body, or lower body)?
I know I'm not the only one. Many people don't understand our enthusiasm for working out.
It's more than the gym...it's our life.
Ever since my parents got me a weight bench for my 14th birthday, diet and exercise has been a passion of mine. All my closest friends felt the same way; we were hooked. I loved the progression I've made throughout the years, going from a chubby kid not being able to do one push-up to having a six-pack and being able to bench 250 pounds.
Despite my progression, I was unsatisfied with where I was in life. I was in excellent shape, but still felt inadequate in many areas. I was using the gym to hide from my problems. I worried about everything, got stressed easily, and was terrified of failure.
I thought, "It would be great if I could translate my success in the gym to other areas of my life. To have more confidence in my abilities, to be able to take more risks and pursue my dreams."
Again, I'm not alone. I know many gym-goers who are living unsatisfied lives, and I wrote this book to help them become enthusiastic about life the same way they are about working out.
It occurred to me that the knowledge was there; I have a doctorate degree and am highly educated on the human body. Also, I spent hundreds of hours researching exercise and nutrition throughout my life in hopes of getting the body of my dreams. I needed to find a way to translate it to something more than lifting weights.
I realized I could make long lasting changes if I took something I knew and was passionate about and made it applicable to life....