When one makes a sacrifice, he gives up something of greater value for something of lesser value. If you exchange a quarter for a dollar, it’s not a sacrifice. If you exchange a dollar for a quarter, it is. If dieting and training for a competition is a sacrifice to you, then you are saying, “I’d much rather eat junk and be the average guy, but I’m training and dieting to be a competitor instead.” It is a contradiction to say you’re making sacrifices to be the best at what you love to do.
Stop acting like martyrs and act like competitors.