I started out skinny and small. I was made fun of as a Freshman in High School for being too small for football, so it drove me to want to work hard in the gym and put muscle on and get stronger to gain respect from the other players. I was skinny but had good genetics and I knew I had the potential to put on quality muscle and strength and build out my frame. I gathered the strength and discipline to hit the gym every day and change the way I felt about myself and how other people treated me on the team. I also wrestled at 119lbs my Senior year of High School, continuously cutting to make weight and I knew it was time for a change. My body wanted to grow and fill out. Mentally, I was more than ready to become a beast and put the weight and muscle on by the time I got to College. I was tired of being small, skinny, and seeing other dudes in the gym look like savages when I knew that could be me.
After dedicating myself to the weight room throughout High School and College, I learned discipline, work ethic, and fell in love with getting results. I was told I should compete because I had a lot of potential in bodybuilding. I winged it and did my first show and won all three categories: novice, teen and open class. From there on, I got an IFBB Pro Coach who held me accountable every week for a few years, gave me the entire protocol (training and diet), and helped me turn Pro a few years later.
Here I am today, an IFBB pro at 225 pounds. Work ethic and discipline will always be with me and I took this discipline and applied it to every area of life. This helped me not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well.