I'm not at all in denial,I have a gut with 22% bf. Sure I could drop 30lbs and look bitchin to the teen girls,but I would rather do my own thing and rock my bmi 40. I'm terribly weak compared to some 20-60lbs lighter than me,but keep in mind those people have a long headstart with lifting.
We despise failure. We do not fear pain. Our heads hurt, our feet ache. We thirst for success. We live for the sake of becoming the strongest version of ourselves. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Hunger sets in frequently, only to be filled for but a while until it returns. Tears from tired eyes run down grimacing faces. Calloused hands bleed profusely. We are on our own paths to ever-greater goals, and yet we are family. We are Muscle And Brawn.