6'5, 190, always battling myself on whether or not to add mass or keep my sixpack revealed....hmmmm.
Goals and motivation
When I started working out 3 summers ago, I never thought I'd get to where I am. I wish I could make others stick with it. It takes persistence.
I remember sitting in a chiropractor's office one day. I saw, "Body for Life," sitting there. Over my next few visits, I read that book while I waited. The author, at one point, said something like, "I looked at my overweight self in the mirror that morning and decided, 'I'm going to the gym and I'm going to get in shape, or I'm going to die trying--either would be better than this.'"
I promptly carried my 252 lb., Ben & Jerry's eatin self right on over to the local gym, and I haven't stopped since.
Update: I took a two-year break, but I'm back.