When you look at this photo… what do you see? A basement filled with strength training equipment? Money that could have been better spent on something else? Someone’s shrine to an obsession?
This is my home gym and to me, it’s an almost sacred place. Seriously. For me, weight training has always been a tremendous outlet and the greatest form of therapy I have ever found for keeping me sane in a nutty, nutty world. It’s a place where I can use a physical tool to test my mind, heart and spirit. I decided when I would put together this gym, I would go with the best (that being EliteFTS) because it would be such an important place in my life.
So to me, this photo is really showing the place where I test myself… where I prove myself… where I find out more about who I really am than most other areas of my life. Will I give up when it gets hard or when it begins to hurt? Will I be scared to throw on my back hundreds of pounds worth of weight? What happens if I lift poorly? Will I just get frustrated and quit or will I dig down deep and go at it again? And am I taking all these lessons to heart and learning from them?
A strong mind and spirit can help you to have a strong body… but the hard work, effort and discipline used to give you a strong body can yield a strong mind and spirit.
So do me a favor… look again and take your time. It’s a sacred place.
Do you see it?