The main thing I love about weight training is the fundamental idea behind it. It’s very simple. The weights won’t move unless you carry it. The weight stays exactly where it is, and you stay exactly where you are. You might even be going backwards as your muscles will eventually weaken from lack of use. The weight won’t change though. It’s not going anywhere. It won’t get lighter the longer you wait. Instead, it will get heavier. So much to the point where you might not be able to carry it on your own anymore. But here’s the thing, between you and the weight is time and space. And with that time and space you can make the decision to move towards it, exert the necessary energy, and exert the change you want to see in your life. And with every action you take, the weight you carry reverberates out and affects all those around you. But none of that can happen if you don’t first make the decision to carry your own weight. And that’s a decision nobody can make for you, but yourself.
by Jason Lam