ABOUT ME

FITNESS HAS SAVED MY LIFE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. IT FEELS LIKE I HAVE LIVED 10 DIFFERENT LIVES IN MY SHORT 38 YEARS ON THIS EARTH. I HAVE OVERCOME MANY OBSTACLES ALONG THE WAY, LEARNING MANY LESSONS, OFTEN THE HARD WAY. 

I FIRST DECIDED I WANTED TO BE A PERSONAL TRAINER ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO. BUT I WASN'T READY BACK THEN. LIFE HAD NOT FINISHED TEACHING ME THINGS YET. SO I CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE, NOT JUST WITH MY WEIGHT, BUT WITH LIFE IN GENERAL. SEEMED IT WAS LIKE ONE BAD SITUATION AFTER ANOTHER. UNTILL ONE NIGHT I WENT TO BED, DRUNK, AND TOLD MYSELF I WOULD JUST TRY TO DO 100 PUSHUPS TOMORROW, NOT ALL AT ONCE, JUST 10 AT A TIME. BECAUSE AT THAT TIME THE ONLY THING IT SEEMED LIKE I HAD CONTROL OF WAS MY PHYSICAL BEING. MY MIND WAS UNDER ASSAULT FROM ANGER AND DEPPRESSION. AND MY HEART HAD BEEN ROCKED WITH REGRET AND ANGUISH. EACH NIGHT I WOULD DRINK CHEAP VODKA, AND LISTEN TO MY MUSIC UNTIL THE ONLY EMOTIONS THAT WERE LEFT WERE ANGER AND HATE.

BUT I NEVER GAVE UP. I NEVER SETTLED TO BE THAT PERSON BECAUSE I KNEW THAT WAS NOT THE BEST ME. I KNEW I HAD A BETTER, MORE EVOLVED VERSION TO OFFER IN LIFE. SO I DID MY PUSH-UPS, AND THE NEXT DAY I DID THEM AGAIN. AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. UNTIL I BEGAN TO EVOLVE. MY BODY GOT STRONGER AND SO DID MY MIND AND ALL THAT COMES ALONG WITH THAT LIKE SELF-DISCIPLINE, CORDINATION, MENTAL CLARITY, MOTIVATION, DEDICATION. THE ABILITY TO SEE THINGS THROUGH, DRIVE, AMBITION, WILL POWER, SELF-CONFIDENCE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE AND MUCH MUCH MORE. AND I KEPT GOING AND FOUGHT HARD TO GET TO WHERE I AM NOW. I WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT AND BUILD AND LEARN AND DO ALL THE BEST THINGS THAT MAKE ME THE BEST TRAINER IN LANSING.