Exercising through difficult times

My parents separated when I was 11 years old and during this difficult time, my father used to cry on my shoulder regularly. Picture that for a second, a grown man crying on a boy's shoulder.  I had no idea how to handle this emotionally or physically. Then one day during school, I collapsed to my … Continue reading Exercising through difficult times

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Act ( Lifting changed my life)

I was the skinny kid that got picked on in the schoolyard and was last picked for playground games. Regularly, my feelings were hurt because I was lighter than the other boys. Being tall and thin, I was an easy target for bullies. I was pushed, punched, insulted and ridiculed because I was too weak … Continue reading Act ( Lifting changed my life)

Finding your why

I haven’t always been a beacon of health.  A long time ago, in a land far, far away I smoked cigarettes and pot, drank to excess and took pills. There were the happy pills and the ones that wiped my memory for days. I was in my early twenties following the lead of the cool … Continue reading Finding your why

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

As I thought about the efforts of everyone in the gym this holiday season, the song "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" came to mind. I couldn't help but hum the chorus to myself as I watched everyone give their all in yesterday’s workouts. You know, faithfulness is rare these days. Doing what we say we … Continue reading Oh Come All Ye Faithful