One of my best pieces I wrote this semester would have to be my essay two, where we had the chance to talk about an experience that changed our lives. I wrote about one of the struggles I came through in life and really helped me look back to see how far I have come in my life. Talking about how my dad wasn't around during much of my childhood made me bring back a lot of memories that helps me understand how I came to be the person I am today. This essay is also one of the first ones where I was able to open with a different style of a personified scene. "Pushing the heavy metal machine, back and forth,
side to side. Having the sun relentlessly pound down wave, after wave of heat.
Never taking a break so that I wouldn’t have to try to wake up the roaring
beast again; pull after pull, digging my heels in, and giving it all I got,
until, the beast awakened for its weekly walk around the yard.". Looking back at my life helped me remember why I do some of the things I do in my life today. Whenever trying to accomplish anything you usually start off with a reason of motivation on why you started, and looking back at your life can help you remember why you started in the first place giving you motivation all over again.
This may sound contradicting and weird, but something about putting loads of stress on my body is the most satisfying and relaxing part of my day. In the past few years of my life I have started to lift weights. At first because a friend dragged me to go with him, but now as a passion for overcoming what may seem impossible to others. I tend to go to the gym four or five times a week, I would go more often if I had the time, and the affects of my trips to the gym are evident. Not only is going to the gym healthy for your body, but also great for your mind as well. The gym, especially for us students, give us a break from our usually studying to go workout and take care of our bodies. Also in return lifting weights can help blood flow throughout your body helping you feel more energized, awake, and focused with whatever other tasks you may have that day. This is why I believe that everyone should give lifting a try.
Also for great motivation people should watch the documentary called "Pumping Iron" and check out bodybuilding.com for different workouts you can do.