"Lift because you love it or need the strength, not because changing your body is your hobby."
OMG, yesss!! Body change as a hobby is such a messed up concept. For me, it all goes back to the fitness forums, diet cults, and transformation programs. Posting photos of yourself in your underwear and allowing strangers to scrutinize your body, eating, and training is NOT normal. I can't believe how deeply I was involved in it or for how long. It destroys trust in yourself. If a trainer at the gym, a stranger at GNC, or a random person online told me what to eat/take/do, I would do it instead of telling them to take a flying leap. I had no healthy boundaries. I thought others knew more about my body than I did. Scary!