I attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where most of my time was consumed with the number one American college sport, beer pong followed by monster burrito late night meals at 3:00am. Unfortunately, the days of heavy beer consumption and a mediocre diet left me at 240 pounds and 33% bodyfat at the age of 19. Over the next several years I experimented with different cardio intensive exercise routines that resulted with mixed results. I was either overweight, skinny fat, or somewhere in between.
After graduating with my degree I transitioned into the office lifestyle. My transition into the sedentary office life once again left my pants just a bit too tight after consuming a few too many free morning donuts. I decided it was time to make a change and joined a local gym. After seeing beginner gains for the first few months, I began feeling frustrated that I would never be able to fully achieve my full potential. My strength was increasing, but due to my lack of diet knowledge my physique still did not live up to expectations until 2013. At this point in time I decided to track my calories and to slim down to a single digit bodyfat percentage. Once I began prepping my meals and allocating the appropriate macronutrients to each and every meal is when I truly began seeing better results than I ever had before in my life.
I continually focus on self-improvement throughout all areas of life. I pride myself in helping others achieve their weight loss and fitness goals through my own personal experiences. The health and fitness lifestyle is not about how much lift or how you look, it’s about being the best version of yourself. Strength, dedication, and motivation in the gym translate to successes in other areas of life such as career, relationships, and family life. Fitness is more than just a past time, for me it is a way of life.