I read an article in a bodybuilding magazine where a bodybuilder was responding to someone saying that the “bodybuilding lifestyle” is “completely out of control.” The response was that bodybuilders are not “completely out of control,” but are “completely in control.”
I’m no pro, but I had to chuckle at this response. It is beautiful to think that bodybuilders, like myself have complete control over our lives, but we don’t, nor one does anyone. The only way to be successful in bodybuilding (or anything in my opinion) is to set goals, prepare, and adapt. Adaptation is key! You cannot control what’s on the menu at a restaurant. You cannot control getting an injury. You cannot control what machines are available at the gym. You cannot control real life matters taking priority over anything else. What you can control is how you adapt to situations and do your best to stay on track with your training! No matter what you are trying to achieve, always do your best.
You can’t control every situation, but you can work with it or around it.
This applies not only to bodybuilding, but to life in general. Come up with a plan A and have a plan B or even a plan C in your back pocket. If you become derailed by plan A not working out, then you’ve already lost. You need to keep moving forward to get where you want to be. You cannot control the world around you, so adapt and improvise.
Just use your noggin. Be smart. Think twice, and make the right choice.
You’ll get there!
About Ted Kelliher: Team 360
Ted Kelliher is a former MA native who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Since his teenage years he became passionately involved in music and bodybuilding. Both of which were positive influences on his move to LA in his mid 20’s. To fit his busy life style, he can only afford to work out 3 days a week during the off season, much less than any competitive body builder would recommend, but he makes it work to his advantage. When it is time to dial in his physique for competition, he does what he can with the little time he has by squeezing in 5 gym sessions a week at most if he is lucky. Constantly tweaking his diet and exercise program to make ends meet, Kelliher does his best to stay on top.