In the ordinary life of a human being, there are always some instances in which we all run on regrets and ‘I wish I knew, moments. When we get to such moments, we look back to where the rain started beating us and beat our heads against the wall cursing and lamenting. We feel stupid and sad both for not having foreseen the outcome of our decisions, choices, and actions and for not learning from our previous errors. Time and time again, we make foolish decisions that cause us pain and misery, even when such outcomes can be predicted with ease.
That does not only happen in careers and family life. In fact, it is a paternalistic character of the human being, arguably. There such moments in bodybuilding too. In fact, maybe more than in ordinary life. When does a bodybuilder lament?
After making resolute decisions to follow out a bodybuilding program and having committed ourselves totally to the pursuit of the program, along the way most of us miss the step. The diet becomes a bore and the training too demanding. And this is the first scenario that mothers regrets. Training hard day in day out, but failing in the area of dieting makes bodybuilding gains unachievable. After a while on the treadmill of unforgiving weights, a bodybuilder comes to the full realization that his or her diet has caused the delay in gains and without natural hgh it is nearly impossible to get the results they are looking for. Regret of permissive eating behaviors hit home in a truckload.
If the training itself has been attended with inconsistency, soon enough the bodybuilder comes to a realization that all these years of hard training have been made useless by inconsistency. Regrets are bitter and painful. Why didn’t I just keep doing it? Why did I miss training so often? We usually ask ourselves when the truth dawns on us of how much potential has gone down the drain.
In other times, we pursue training with all commitment and sacrifices due, but our greed and impatience win against all wise counsel. At such times, many potential bodybuilders take up steroids to amplify gains in muscle mass and strength. In the short term, the gains are phenomenal. But within no time at all, health complications consequent to anabolic steroids use hit home and life becomes a liturgy of regrets. Today, thousands of bodybuilders across the world bear the pain of having fallen prey to the addiction of anabolic steroids, lamenting that they should have known better or at least headed to the warnings of their peers, friends, and trainers.
But among all scenarios in which a bodybuilder laments the most painfully, is the one of being left behind by peers. If a bodybuilder starts training with friends all with acquaintances who eventually accumulate more gains and become more successful in their program as he or she slugs in the beginner stages of bodybuilding it hurts more than any single bodybuilder is willing to admit. One regrets those times he or she negated his or her training, those times they took their dieting regimes for granted, those times they missed training, those times they kept on postponing increasing their training intensity, those times they took short cuts and a score of other times during which the colleagues advanced.
Lamentations can easily be avoided in bodybuilding. But that demands nothing less than an addict’s commitment to training and dieting.