I am writing an essay for class and I want to write something about my power-lifting regimen. The problem is that I can not come up with a good starting line. Every thing I come up with seems clumsy and flawed.
So after some thinking I've come to decide how to start but I am having trouble with certain phrases. Here is what I have come up with so far
The bar sits ever so stubbornly in the palm of my hands, waiting for that one chance to bring me down, both literally and figuratively.
I am a non-native English speaker and I am struggling with making it sound right. Can you help me in making this sentence better-sounding.