When one sees the image of a ripped and well-toned body builder what first comes to mind is the desire to attain such physical finesse. From the early ages, people have always been fascinated by a fitness and the elegance that comes with it. Even the early Roman’s and Greek civilizations made sculptures of well chiseled bodies to demonstrate this fantasy.
However, it is not just thoughts and wishes that can make this come true, for starters, it takes a lot of time and effort to build that type of body structure. More often than not, people think that listening to advice about exercises is the secret to building strong muscles. It takes clarity to accept the fact that watching exercise videos doesn\’t build muscles. Couch potatoes who can legitimately boast about six-pack abs don’t exist.
Reading bodybuilding books doesn\’t get the job done, either. Reading can take us on many wondrous journeys of the mind, but it won’t pump up the pecs. It takes a lot of sweat and effort to build muscles. More often than not, one will require copious amounts of sweat and a dedication to push oneself to the limits day after day. There\’s no shortcut to hard work.
The same can be said about our emotions if they were to be considered as muscles. They, too, require regular exercise and perseverance. The thought of tears and heartbreak analogous to a workout routine that pushes us beyond our wildest limits. True to fact, life is in itself a gym that thoroughly teaches and enforces in us the values of not giving up even when the situation at hand feels dire and desperate.