#1 It gives you a sense of accomplishment. Many people today don't really know what they want in life and become complacent. One of the greatest goals in life is having better health, better yet... a new and improved body. Having a new body can be very rewarding and take you places that you never dreamed of all in the name of "building muscle." If you take the same determination and discipline to get that new body, there is no reason why you can't do other things outside of the gym. It takes a special person to change their body and you have to want it. What other goals do you have in life? Just think that if you can accomplish your goal with having a new body, you can do anything. #2 It helps you to get over some difficult times in your life. This one is a big one. I can personally testify to this. I went through a very difficult time in my life with the loss of my brother. I thought my world was ending and a co-worker at my job is the one I give credit to for introducing me to the gym. I can't tell you how many times guys end up working out due to a break-up or some other problem. Working out helps you with depression due to the release of different chemicals in the brain. # 3 People will look to you for advice. It's a great feeling when people look to you for some advice, that means you must be doing something right. People will think that you're the expert and it always feels good to give back. There is nothing more rewarding than giving back what you learned.
If you are really dedicated to bodybuilding you could make a career out of it. Imagine that, doing what you love for work. Not to many people can say that they feel like they don't work. You got to love what you do and when you do, you will be able to very easily teach others, write a book, do videos and so on. The possibilities are endless. # 4 It might get you the girl or guy you desire. Have you ever heard that a 10 will attract a 10? What I mean is that if you transform your body like a million bucks, you are going to attract someone who looks the same. Just like 5′s attract 5′s, 3′s attract 3′s and so on unless of course you own a million bucks, but that's a different story. I will confess that this is true for me. I just got married to a real hottie! # 5 Helps you deal with stress. The world we live in today is so fast paced. We have to deal with the pressures at work, kids, debt, appointments, etc. There are so many things to deal with. Going to the gym can be a real stress reliever. Some people can not sleep due to stress, but working out can help with that. Get all your frustrations out at the gym not on the dog! Speaking of STRESS! How do you live the bodybuilding life style and juggle other life responsibilities? It's all about priorities. One thing that I will say for sure is you have to put things in perspective in order of "importance." For me it's my relationship with God, Family, Work, and then Bodybuilding. Never neglect your family for the sake of getting a better body. It will all work out in the end if you put things in order. Your family will thank you for it.