2018 brought a lot of changes to the world of bodybuilding. New winners, new stars, new champions, new surprises, celebrations, and tragedies – that’s all about 2018. The year was full of unexpectedness.
It’s hard to say that the year was unsuccessful, however, we witnessed a lot of sad stories that took place in the lives of the sport’s stars. One of those people is Calum Von Moger.
More than a year ago Calum got seriously injured while having rest with his friends. One day could turn the life of the bodybuilder into a tragedy. The sportsman could not run, could not swim and, surely, could not exercise with weights. Moreover, even some routine activities used to bring a lot of pain to the bodybuilder.
The situation became even worse when doctors told that Calum may never return to the sport. Hearing that while being on the very top of the career, having great plans, ambitions and expectations is especially painful.
The rehabilitation after the traumas took many months. Calum spent the beginning of 2018 in hospitals. The sportsman had several surgeries. He felt totally embarrassed and depressed.
The sportsman who had always been a fan of the healthy lifestyle started to smoke and to drink alcohol. It could become the beginning of the end…
However, Calum told that 2018 brought something more than just a pain, it also brought wisdom, experience, and power. The sportsman managed to overcome his depression. He decided not to give up and he started to recover.
Now, no one has doubts that Calum will return to the professional stage. He has started to visit a gym. The sportsman came back to his healthy diet. His body looks almost as great as a couple of years ago when he became popular.
The New Year eve became something very meaningful to the sportsman. It became a symbolic end of, probably, the worse period of his life. Now the sportsman expects lots of changes. He’s full of energy and great expectations.
The sportsman made his fans wonder, posting a very sincere story on Instagram. Calum was very honest sharing his fears and hopes, speaking about the nightmare his life looked like a year before.
His sincere words attracted a lot of attention. People thanked Calum for sharing his story that can be a great motivation for those who face some difficult times in their lives.
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I wanna leave 2018 behind with some fresh thoughts for you to hear, honestly I usually keep this stuff to myself because no one needs to really know. But I decided to shine some light on what’s been going on this year.. My intentions are that maybe some of you can relate in your own way and give you encouragement to continue your own journeys and not give up in them in the new year. I been through a lot of shit this year..I tore my quadriceps and biceps in the same incident taking away my ability to do what I love most: bodybuilding. Since then it has been a constant battle in my head with myself and what to do with my time. I don’t read self help books because i don’t believe in using someone else’s experience to solve my problems. I prefer figuring out life and solving life’s challenges my own way. That’s how I like to grow and learn. I tried listening to audio books but I don’t have the attention span there either. I got to a point where I was distracting myself from my problems for a while with drinking & smoking most every day.. but that wasn’t a solution it was just helping the time pass in a unhealthy way. I started hating the person that I was becoming. I saw the bridge between health & fitness and myself becoming further apart and that put me in a worse headspace. I started wondering if I would ever be able to run or home or swim or bodybuilding like I used too, my situation was looking grim. everyday I was losing muscle mass that I had worked so hard for years to gain. I stop talking to a lot of people. I lost interest in social media. I found out which friends really actually cared from the bottom of their hearts; The ones who were stubborn enough to keep checking in on me when I ignored them because of this depressing state of mind I was in. I had to cut out some shitty toxic friends too. However having all this happen to me it did something for me I never expected. It gave me an awakening—Thanks to the Downtime and reflecting, I came to realize there’s more important things in life then trying to win a bodybuilding trophy or having a massive set of biceps and some juicy pecs… (continue reading post in comment section below)