The relationship with woman I thought I'd be with for the rest of my life ended and I was really down and out. I'd recently moved to a new city to be with her and didn't know anyone. I was looking for a way to keep myself active and I'd always had a goal of getting a better physique, but as an international photographer I was always on the road and it proved very difficult. Four months before the breakup I'd been laid off a job I loved and had had for almost seven years and so now I had nothing to keep me from setting my own destiny. The world was my oyster, and I decided it was time to reach my goal!