The fact that you have managed to work out regularly for as long as you have been at it deserves a pat on the back. You have to be very proud of all you have done because not so many people have been able to do that. There are a lot of things that can make you falter and fall off the plan, but you have still managed to make it back. Many are those you know who started so well, just like you did, but perhaps for one reason or the other, they quit along the way. I can tell you one thing for sure, you are a really determined person and the motivating factor that has kept you working hard all along really means the world to you. However, not everyone can be as good as you have been, and for the same reason it is important to try and at least get to find ways of motivating the others to get there too.
It normally hurts so much to see individuals with so much promise disappear from the gym without ever getting to live up to their potential. Of course it is their own life at stake but after spending so much time at the gym and seeing some of the benefits that I have received since then, it does make me feel so sad when such potential is never realized. This is why I have to let you in on how to be and stay motivated to your bodybuilding schedule so that you can achieve the results that you need.
Always look at the bigger picture. Did you know that most of the diets are normally effective over the short term, but when you keep to the diet for a very long time they hardly ever become the success story you have been used to? What I am getting at is that when you have decided that you want to work out, coming to the gym for a few weeks or some months is not just good enough. You must be dedicated, you must change your lifestyle and realize that you are not just here to gain some advantage, but you are also here to maintain it forever. As long as you know that you are in it for as long as it takes, and you make it your life mission to work out as often as possible, nothing will stop you from achieving your goals.
There are two things that you should always try to make sure that you pay attention to whenever you are working hard at the gym. Ensure that you are not overly confident, and at the same time make sure that you do not blame yourself so much when things are not going too well for you. This is not just some word of advice, but it is something that I have gone through, something that I know all too well, and it is for the same reason that I have to warn you about it.