Why I decided to transform
I used to be the smallest guy around, had an unhealthy diet, avoided sports, and always quit when things got hard. My grades were bad and I wasn't outgoing. I needed a change and was fed up after never achieving anything.
I wanted to be first instead of last and to prove to friends and family that I could change. I had a dream and a goal and was determined to reach it. I didn't care how many times I fell and failed because I was going to get back up on my feet.
I realized that it was my life; my book. I had to start writing the pages and decided to adopt a proactive lifestyle to eat clean and get fit. I quickly became addicted to pushing myself to the max. From there, I made sure to give 110 percent.
My passion for weightlifting, fitness, and dieting increased greatly. I became stronger physically and mentally. The knowledge I gained about proper nutrition, supplements, and workouts was invaluable. I spent every spare moment reading and studying about bodybuilding and the human body, which helped me understand what I needed to maximize my results.
I ignored the naysayers and learned that winners believe to succeed. A winning belief is strong even though it's filled with failure. Winners find motivation to stand up again, face the same challenges, learn from previous mistakes, and make it happen.
A year and a half later, I've gone further than I ever thought possible. My defeatist attitude has been washed away and my whole life changed. My determination and motivation to succeed brought me this far and I'm not stopping.
I've done many fitness photo shoots and have more upcoming this year. My hard work spilled onto my family and friends who decided to follow my path. I love helping others achieve goals and give advice to anyone who wants it. Every day is an opportunity to improve physically and mentally. I stay motivated and keep pushing myself with the hope to gain a sponsor and land a cover.
How I accomplished my goals
There's no fundamental secret. It comes down to sheer determination, hard work, and sweat. Life isn't going to give it to you on a silver platter. There will never be a perfect storm of opportunity. You have to take what's yours, start an action plan, and learn about training and nutrition.
I fell in love with the lifestyle. I ate properly, cooked healthy, and was in the gym every day. For the first time ever, I self-generated success and changed my life. I changed my routine every six weeks, woke up at the crack of dawn every day, did cardio, and never stopped giving my best.
I admire people who were there before me and told myself that if they managed to do it, so could I. I trained hard and effective. I gave my body the nutrition it needed and stayed focused on my goals.
Future Fitness Plans
My only goal is to give 110 percent every day. Getting a sponsor and landing a cover would be a dream come true, but for the moment all I can do is keep my lifestyle up and help people who want to achieve their goals.
What aspect challenged me the most
Every day was a challenge. The workouts were intense, the diet was strict, and I felt exhausted, but I knew it was a much better feeling than throwing in the towel. You remember the journey most.
Suggestions for aspiring transformers
- Get the mind right and the body will follow.
- When you hit failure, smile because you're improving.
- Stay motivated, stay focused, and remember that your efforts aren't wasted.
- The more effort you put in, the more you gain.
- You can only get better!
How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals
I wouldn't be where I am today without the motivation from BodySpace. Bodybuilding.com kept me motivated and taught me about nutrition, supplements, and workouts.
Bodybuilding.com allowed me to follow the footsteps of others who went down the same journey and achieved their goals and aspirations.
Hector's Top 5 Gym Tracks
- "Numb/Encore" by Jay-Z (Feat. Linkin Park)
- "Till I Collapse" by Eminem
- "Android P0rn" by Kraddy
- "Can't Stop Now" by Southpaw Swagger
- "You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You" by James Arthur