It’s okay not to be so serious about your training, you can have a life as well you know.
Getting sucked in and slightly obsessed is easily done, people start to develop their lifting identity yet instead of it becoming a small part of who they are it ends up becoming everything that they are.
Many many fall victim to this, usually because in their lives they’ve never really had anything that was solely theirs, or at least something that they were overly good at, as such they find training, get some adulation for their efforts/results and then get swallowed up by the training bug.
Neurosis begins to spread.
They stay in their training routine too afraid to break it or let it grow because if they do that they’ll have to face the Mother Dragon Tiamat, or as we know it, the great unknown.
It is in this place they may no longer be the big fish in a small pound. Suddenly, painfully, they’re back to being nobody, like before.
A lot can’t go back to this, they won’t go back to nothing, to being no one, as such training becomes their life, it becomes them.
The all consuming addiction fitness addiction.
This is not just limited to fitness by the way.
Don’t believe me?
Go to another social idea account, scroll down for 7 seconds, click on a random profile and look at all of their pictures, I’m will to wager they will be very similar all the way through, if not exactly the same because that is who they are now, that is their avatar to be sustained, less they return to the void.
Why can someone as lowly as me say this you might ask, well if you’re astute with some deductive capability then you’ll see the words of someone who’s been there.
So my friends, don’t be so serious all the time, live a little.