My Fitness Journey

So if you couldn’t tell, I’m a pretty big guy. And for a long time, I was simply the big guy that everyone knew.

I wasn’t healthy and I wanted to change my ways but I didn’t know how. Injured after football and weighing in at 320+ lbs, I figured that was it for me in terms of my athletic life.

But with help from those around me, including major pushes from my family, I realized that I’m capable of being in shape again. I just needed to see it for myself.

I started working out 3-4 days a week and eating right everyday (with the occasional cheat day).


Meal prepped and stuck to a workout plan from one of my best friends, Creighton, and I’m happy to say that I’ve lost 50 lbs and have no plans on stopping. (My license says I’m 252 so that’s the goal.) Though initially the plan had me like this:


I hate self-indulgent posts but I wanted this to be a call-to-action. This is not a blog to make you change who you are, if you are comfortable in your skin, GREAT. This is a blog to admit that I wasn’t anymore.

Never start thinking you aren’t capable of accomplishing anything. In college, there is the gimmick of the Freshman 15 and I’m here to say that it can be avoided if we put in the right effort in the right places.

We all got choices and they will either lead to progress or regression. I’m sticking with the progress and the confidence that I possess now.

It can take a while to get in the stride of this journey like I did, but it does pay off in the end. And results aren’t instant but when you and others notice, the results will be…


Now I do my best to make it to Lied and State Gym as much as possible and take part in as many intramurals that keep me active.

My two cents on the whole journey is that it made me really value my body and what I can do physically. Going from 11 years of football to being stagnant in college to back to a fitness junkie is my story. What’s yours?

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