My passion for fitness began with my own life experience back in 2008 as a 27 year old. Like many young people, I thought I could eat anything I wanted and not be affected until my bad habit of consuming a lot of foods caught up with me as my clothes began to fit more snug than I was comfortable with. Besides having an expanding waistline, I was frequently tired and maintained a low energy level and required the assistance of 5 Hour Energy drinks to give me the boost I needed to make it through the day. Up until this point, healthy eating and physical activity never crossed my mind, and I had no clue (because I was uneducated) that my body was behaving in the manner that it was because I was not caring for it appropriately. A pair of pants ripping while bending over to put on my shoes marked the beginning of my fitness journey toward a new me. Because I desired to look and feel better, I was compelled to find the answers about how to do just that.
But finding the right answers usually start with asking the right questions. In the beginning, I wanted to know how I could lose weight fast, so the only answers I cared to receive were of the quick results variety. I tried several of the popular weight loss fads that included juicing, colon cleanses, and various diets. I never asked if these methods were safe, effective long-term, or appropriate for my goals. I also did not ask if it was ok for me to continue eating foods that put the pounds on in the first place. You see, I wanted to experience a change without changing. I wanted these weight loss gimmicks to shed pounds off me without the need for me to give up the sweets I enjoyed or requiring that I engage in any physical activity. In other words, I wanted to remain complacent and stuck in who I was and take short-cuts and cheat the process. This was just the beginning of my journey and though I had a desire for change in my life, that desire was not yet strong enough because I continued to do the things that jeopardized any hope I had for weight loss. The quick results tactics were not the answer and proved ineffective.
I then decided to seek answers from someone experienced with obtaining results associated with weight loss and body transformation. I learned from a body builder personal trainer that results are achieved through proper nutrition and working out. Over the last 5 years, i’ve learned that having the right information and mental attitude are extremely important in order to to be successful. I am sharing knowledge on my site that can help you realize your fitness potential by taking what i’ve learned and sharing it in a comprehensive manner that includes educating you in both nutrition and physical activity. My desire is to serve as a guide to you as you seek answers to questions while pursuing an improved version of yourself. We all have to begin our journey by taking the very first step towards any personal goal…
Good luck on your fitness journey.
2008 May to July: 90 day outdoor boot camp session
2009 Nov: 1st 1/2 marathon in 1hour 52 minutes + Kick boxing class
2010 March: 2nd 1/2 Marathon in 1 hour 48 minutes + Weight training class
2010 Feb to May: p90x Weight training DVD program
2011 March: 1st NPC body building competition In Atlanta, Georgia Placed 2nd
2011 Sept: 2nd NPC body building competition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Placed 2nd
2012 August: 3rd bodybuilding competition – Atlanta, GA
2013 June: 4th bodybuilding competition – Atlanta, GA
2013 August: 5th bodybuilding competition – Greensboro
2013 February: Cetified Personal Trainer by AAAI (American Aerobic Association International)
2013 February: Certified Wellness & Nutrition Consultant by AFPA (American Fitness Proffessionals Associates)