I got started actually by girls. One day I was at a party and we were in the pool and jacuzzi and I noticed how the girls were all on this one kid with nice abs and defined arms and all that and the attention he was getting was appealing. I wanted that and I had worked out not too much before in weight training for football but I liked the challenge and even competitiveness of it. So I got a gym pass for Christmas and started hitting it as hard as I could.
I love working out and body building because there are sports where you compete with a team.. and there are sports where its one on one and with this.. it's like you are fighting you. You are pushing yourself to beat yourself and make progress and constantly strive for whats better.
Why I love what I do update, 4/30/13
Recently, starting around the new year I started to have a dream. You know, being a few years into training and seeing mind folding, just unbelievable results coming out of what had turned into my passion.. it gave me a rush. I gained a champion mindset. My body started to form and come into place, and I realized I seriously had a gift, a calling. As time went on and I decided to get a little tied in closer with fitness, buckle down on the things I really needed to fix but couldn't without the next level of motivation, I stumbled upon a 12 week transformation contest! For 100 grand! Aha and you see I'm a total car guy, I'm obsessed! So as soon as I saw that 100k I automatically thought, "that's a brand new GT-R," and to any car guy you would understand what I mean. So what I did, very ignorantly might I add was stopped training for about 4 or 5 days (that was all I could last) to eat bad to prepare for these before photos! One of the worst decisions I could have done. But what that started was a solid plan and goal for me to look towards. I got ON my sh*t. Changed my diet around, intensified my training. Dug deeper into knowledge and even got certified as a personal trainer, but it was during this time I realized what I have subconsciously committed my life to, and what I was going to put 100% of my guts and my self worth into, my dream had turned into a vision. I love what I do, I love leading a healthy life and a first hand example what can be possible if you really put your mind to it. I love feeding myself like I'm a machine that needs to break free, and going into the gym and losing all senses of mortality and just forgetting everything only to become a iron slayer out of control untameable monster. I love the attention and the praise, the satisfaction and rewards. This is what I was born to do, what God has allowed me to rapidly excel and mature in.. being only 18 with the complete mindset to reach my very full potential. This last month has made me realize what's really ahead of me, what's actually possible and what I've worked SO very ridiculously hard for I can't even tell you. How many nights spent at the gym, the pain and injuries and aches, sacrifices from relationships, school, work, friends.. only for it to become my work. Passing out on the track, throwing up 4 to 5 times EVERY single week in the gym because the pain is that intense. That's not only the beginning of it all, but it's all worth it. Every second of it will all be worth it, and I'll never stop going until I get to the very top. And even then I won't even stop. That' s my word. I will not let myself down. God bless