My lifestyle drastically changed at the end of 2011, when I decided to make 1 resolution for each month of the 2012 year. I had heard of a new division in the IFBB in 2011, called Men’s Physique and was drawn to this style and idea that had a mainstream mass appeal. I started training smarter and eating better than I had ever done before. Friends and gym members started noticing my transformation and suddenly, people wanted to train with me. Soon, I was taking on more and more people to train, and the wave of change that they are making, filled me with a great feeling of excitement and purpose. It drove me to fulfill one of my New Year’s goals, which was to compete in the Men’s Physique Division.
I am looking forward to my next season with great anticipation and personal pride. My competitive spirit comes not from winning against other opponents, but from the desire to beat myself. I strive to dominate my past selves and give them a new person and champion to look up to, as well as inspire and to take along with me all those who look to me as a professional athlete and competitor.