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How Wrestling has Impacted My Life

I grew up as a wrestler. I started wrestling when I was five years old. I can honestly say I have had a lot of experiences (good and bad) in this sport.

As I enter adulthood, I think about how wrestling has changed me and molded me into the person I am now. I would like to talk about how wrestling has impacted my life for the better.

I Would Be a Fat Adult

I was always a big kid growing up. In fact, by the time I was 8 years old, I weighed 120 pounds. I was obese. Luckily, my father, had me go on a diet. I went on a diet to wrestle the 105-pound weight class. Losing 15 pounds might not sound like much, but it was like climbing a mountain for an 8-year-old kid.

While I was losing the weight, I was hating life… and wrestling. Once I got my weight down, I made it to the finals in a national wrestling tournament as well as the finals in state. Now that I’m older, I look back on that time in my life and realize my dad was watching out of for my best interest.

I honestly believe that changing my eating habits prevented me from being fat. Since that time I have dropped weight several times. I’ve learned how to eat healthily and maintain a good weight. In fact, in the last 2 months, I’ve lost 25 pounds by eliminating pop and adding more vegetables to my diet.

If it wasn’t for wrestling, I would be a butterball as an adult.

To Keep Fighting

Wrestling imitates real life in so many ways. In wrestling, I constantly have to focus on improving and learn how to keep working hard after a loss. I’ve looked and my family and friends. I realized that life is hard. It’s important to keep fighting.

Whether it’s trying to land a new job, or pay your mortgage, life is going to throw obstacles in your path. Wrestling has taught me to keep fighting for what is important in my life.

Success Comes from Hard Work

I know that success comes from hard work.  I’m not sure what I want to do with my life, but I understand that hard work will help me accomplish my goals.

I know that if I want to succeed, then I need to be willing to put in the time and effort.  Wrestling has taught me that what you get out of life is what you put into it… that my hard work will produce the best results.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I truly believe that wrestling is the best sport in the world.  Wrestling has done so much for me that I feel I should give back.  Enjoyed the article? Post a comment and let me know what you think.

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