I'm a 16-year-old bodybuilder out of Texarkana, Texas. It all started about two years ago when my dad told me I would never amount to anything in my life. I bust my butt in the gym every day to make sure he knows I did something great with my life as I walk across the stage at Mr. Olympia.
Before I started hitting the gym regularly, I was the smallest kid in my high school class around 140 pounds. One of my buddies introduced me to the gym and I was instantly hooked. I couldn't stop training and my love for the gym grows more every day!
Bodybuilding isn't a sport or hobby to me. It's a lifestyle I live 365 days a year. You live it or quit it! I can't express my love for bodybuilding with words. It's something about going to the gym every day, giving it my all, and leaving knowing that I gave it 100 percent. I will attain my pro card in the near future. I just love to see improvements within myself and I like watching my strength increase.
After bringing home a failing report card my freshman year in high school, my dad looked me in the eyes and told me I'd never amount to anything in my life. It kicked me into overdrive. I want to show him I can do anything I set my mind to.
I don't feel motivated often, but if I do, I pray to God and thank him for giving me the ability to do what I love every single day. I think about the countless people in the world that would give anything to be living like I do. Some people are physically unable to train and I thank god I have the blessing to train my hardest every day. That alone is enough to motivate me.
My future bodybuilding plans go above and beyond. I want to shock not only the bodybuilding industry, but the world. I want to leave a dramatic impact on everyone who sees me onstage. I plan on training and competing every day the rest of my life as long as I possibly can. This is something I couldn't live without.
Never let anyone say you cannot do something because of the way you are or look. Ever.
Phil Heath. That man is a complete and total monster.