This issue has been hinted at in other posts, but I haven't seen an actual thread addressing it, so here it goes:
Everyone on here is dedicated to improving their physique - that is no surprise. We all know that doing so requires hard work, patience, etc., etc.
But my question is this - how much does your confidence in yourself, and your image of who you are as a person depend on your physique?
I have been thinking about this lately had just had a realization - If I were to be involved in some serious injury that totally prevented me from lifting, I would be absolutely devastated to watch myself shrink back down to my starting point or worse. I'm not at all huge by BB'ing standards, but I'd like to think I'm a lot better than when I started.
Is it bad that I seem to have so much mental and emotional energy invested in my physique, and that if I were to lose it, it would totally mess me up?
I know there are people on this board who have been in some pretty serious accidents - what are your thoughts?