When I was younger, I had the metabolism of a cheetah. I started working out in my sophomore year of high school. Unfortunately my trainer and I had a falling out and I stopped. Over the years I went to the gym but never consistently. Back in 2012, I was helping a family member move and while taking a solid wood dresser down a flight of stairs, he dropped his end. When that happened, I felt a pop in both shoulders. Turns out, I ripped my labrum 360 degrees on the left and 180 on the right. I had surgeries on each and found there was more damage. Rotator cuff on both sides partially torn, same with left bicep. Those were repaired. During the time when my left arm was slung, something fell out of the fridge and I instinctively tried to catch it. "Pop", I re-ripped my bicep. Then during the healing of my right arm, I had someone run a stop sign right in front of me. Needless to say, I t-boned him at about 45mph. Yup, this time, the accident caused more damage and actually chipped my collar bone and those fragments went into my healing shoulder. Since then, I have developed arthritis in both shoulders and have had to get my AC bone shaved (I think that is what it was called, I had bone rubbing bone). That was over a 6 year period. Last being late 2018. Due to those issues, I stopped completely. Well needless to say, I got heavy. In September of 2019 my father had quadruple bypass due to clogged arteries (from diet). Almost losing a loved one really puts things into perspective. I swore I would not go that route and leave my wife without a husband and children without a father. I really started to watch my diet.November 6, 2019 (Day my dad was given a good bill of health) I started back, dusted off my gym equipment and went to work. In that time (today being 2/7/2020) I have missed only 15 days. 5 of which were due to flu. The other days I missed are when I feel my body needs a rest day. I have taken things slowly and concentrated on form instead of ANYTHING else. It seems to be progressing well.
Why I Love it
I feel better, I look better, I have more confidence and more energy to keep up with my kids.