You know it's weird when I first started to get into the gym and work out it wasn't because I wanted to make a lifestyle change or I was over weight. Actually, it was the exact opposite, I had just graduated highschool at 6' 1" and 155lbs, I wasn't very confident in myself and I wanted to do better with the ladies, pure and simple. In the first 6 months I put on 25lbs of pure muscle and then I was hooked! I always refused to take any illegal suppliment and that still holds true today. Back then my only goal was BIGGER, you know the same goal every testosterone driven college guy wants to do. But as I matured and got older (two completely seperate things mind you) I started to realize that I valued my workouts on a whole other level. They have become something that symbolizes will power, a form of therapy. A way to get away from all the stresses and complications of life and just do. I thought I know how much I appreciated my gym regime until last year when I accepted a job working offshore with the oil spill as collections scientist during this time I would spend 7 or more days off shore at any one time on a boat with no room big enough to even do push ups or sit ups. After doing this for over a year, working out whenever possible at the nearest gym in between runs I have begun to realize just how much a part of my life and my personality it is to me. I now understand why people that are over weight and seem so lethargic get that way and more importantly, stay that way.