I’ve always worked out and always enjoyed it. I learned the basics in high school and enjoyed it then. That love never left. However I went through a period of time when I didn’t work out and didn’t feel that great. I then decided I wanted the body of a Greek god! Here’s how it happened.
I had been working out a lot and had developed tendonitis in my left forearm. I stopped going to the gym and resting it which then became a habit. That’s easy to do if you’re not careful. Little by little I lost tone and definition and became very sedentary, watching movies and lounging around. This went on for nearly two years.
I wasn’t feeling that great after all that time of sitting around. It was time to act so I started off with a short hike. That ended disastrously; I tore part of my left calf. I just wasn’t used to the exertion. I was laid up for some more time. Needless to say it was discouraging.
Fast forward to the winter of 2012. I ran across an old friend and we decided to commit to getting back in top shape again. She had had a baby and wasn’t feeling herself either. So I started by walking, to and from my public transportation every day. It’s 1.5 miles away, and hardly a Greek god workout but it is a start to an active lifestyle.
After a couple of months of that, I got back in the gym. I spoke to a friend who is a physical therapist about proper movements and form and he introduced me to a friend who is also a physical therapist and very in tune to body image. He gave me several diet tips, took my measurements and coached me down the path to life altering food decisions.
Halfway through the time I was committing to get in shape for a photo shoot, I decided to compete in a bodybuilding competition. We talked about what I needed to do, he coached me on posing and more diet and helped me keep focused as I prepared.
Throughout the process we would talk about winning and achieving the highest level for that competition, the sword. Included in that discussion was always talked about having the body of a Greek god. I wanted one!! So that’s what I focused on each and every day and each and every workout, winning that sword and having the body of a Greek god.
It got me thinking, I was so grateful to someone for helping me achieve my goals I wanted to help others achieve theirs. So I created this website as a place to come for fitness and diet tips. Hope you enjoy the experience as much as I have.
Happy lifting and Strive to Arrive!