As a certified personal trainer, massive weight loser, and current fitness competitor, I’m here to help. As a kid, I made EXTREMELY poor diet choices and decided to be inactive while I put down those poor diet choices. The result: a 15 year old boy who checked in at 5’3” and 265 lbs. As a freshmen in High School, I had had enough…
I was tired of wearing sweatshirts in 110 degree weather. I was tired of feeling ashamed whenever I ate ANYTHING. I was tired of the ridicule (children are cruel, we all know that), I was tired of never feeling comfortable in my own skin, and I was tired of my parents concern for me as well as my concern for myself.
So I hit the gym. 3 years later, I’d achieved what most people considered to be the impossible; I had lost 90 lbs. I’d also grown 7 inches and achieved the lean swimmers physique I had sought after for so long. A problem arose however… The entire 3 year span I had spent in the gym and seeking out proper dieting, the goal was weight loss.
Well, I’d done it, so what now?
That was when I was introduced to the world of steroid free body building. I had found my niche. Through fitness competing, I was able to give myself constant goals and new challenges, allowing me to learn and grow as I furthered climbed the fitness ladder. It didn’t start out easy, and trust me, I made a LOT of mistakes. I did, however, persevere and was able to make a reality what only a few short years earlier had been an impossibility.
What I’m trying to say is I’m in this for the passion. My total body transformation was and still is my greatest accomplishment, allowing me to have the confidence, self esteem, self worth, presence of mind, knowledge base, and passion for life some people only dream of achieving. To have the ability to share, create, and give that not only someone else, but MANY other people is a long time dream that I’m currently making a reality. Cliché’s aside, make that dream of yours a reality too!