My Story

“Am I going to make it?”

This was the main thought going through my head as I held my daughter in my arms for the first time.  I was 43 years old… I was obese, had high blood pressure, pre-diabetic, painful chronic inflammation, low testosterone and the list goes on and on.  I worked too many hours at my corporate job and even though I believed I was mostly doing the right things with regards to my health, I just kept getting sicker.  The doctors prescribed medication, surgery and advice like “watch your sugar.” None of that made me better.

I knew I needed to make a change.  Over the years I’d tried dozens of diets and workout programs with varied levels of success.  I tried Atkins, juice cleanses, Paleo, Keto, P90x, insane cardio, HCG (that one worked REALLY WELL… until I stopped then POOF – I ballooned again!) After all of those years of struggle, there I sat…  fatter and in worse health than ever.

I was imagining a future where I might not be around to see my daughter graduate from college, or walk down the aisle, or even meet my grandkids!  And even if I were blessed enough to still be around for these moments in the future, what version of me would be there for her? Would I be able to walk the aisle without losing my breath? Would I be able to take the grandkids to Disney without riding around on a scooter? Could I travel with my family anywhere in the world without them having to “give me special attention”? Or worse…  Would I be dependent on her to take care of me?

I understood that my future depended solely on what I did right now.  But up to this point… everything I’d tried had failed. Over the next three years, I experimented with different tactics before finally discovering how to not only get into the best shape of my life, but to MAINTAIN it forever.  That was the key.

I reversed every negative health condition, lost the weight and increased my self-confidence.  Maybe the natural testosterone boost had a little something to do with the confidence boost as well!  I have more energy and focus. And most importantly, I KNOW that I’m doing everything in my power to be the best husband and father I can be.  I plan to be here and healthy for a long, long time.