weight: Right now 360 ( Yes that is too much right now and I am coming down every week.
Job: Collectioins Manager for my Families Company/Retired Police Officer.
Location: Birmingham Alabama.
My story is in a nutshell. I have been lifting weights since I was about 10 years old ever since my My step dad Actually more of a father to me than my real dad. he had me lifting weights only doing the bar and getting my tech down training with him in Martial Arts learning to be flexible. Started playing football my 7th grade year and by my 9th grade year I was on the varsity football team in Louisiana where we lived. I moved to Mississippi my junior year in High school and played football there also and also got into Power lifting. I won several meets in high school before I graduated and went to Junior College to play Football at Hinds Community College . After that I went and walked on at Louisiana State University where I played until I finished college but dropped out after a nerve injury in my neck in 1993.
At this time I went to work with an uncle of mine and kinda strayed away from weights and my roots for about 2 years where in this time frame about 1994 I got married and got into Law Enforcement. The first big jolt to me was in '94 when I went to the Police Academy and failed my PT run which was a blow to me and made me wake up. At this time I was a deputy sheriff and had a take home car . After I flunked out of the Academy I had to turn my car back in and I did not even have a car. At this time I had gotten my weight up to around 400 lbs. Thank God I only lived 3 miles from work, where at this time I bought a Mountain bike and started biking to work everyday. Early in 95 I got back into the gym. I started losing weight and going to the gym everyday as soon as I got a car. still riding to work on the bike and using the car to go to the gym . The gym was 20 miles away.
I them meet a lifelong friend Named Robert Rothrock a massive bodybuilder who in 1990 beat Flex Wheeler in the NPC Junior Nationals. I will post some pics of him later if anyone wants to see them. I worked out with him for 4 good years and got into serious power lifting making some really good gains in the state Of Mississippi. Bench record of 610 squat 1,010 and a dead lift of 865lb. I stayed with the power lifting thing until I got a chance to go back to the academy , see all this time I was working back in a County Jail also. I was hired at a small Police Department named Canton Police Department. If you have seen the Movie " A time to Kill " that town is where I worked. that is where the movie was filmed. I trained hard getting ready for the police academy and got down from around this time about 320 to 300lbs. I passed the academy with flying colors actually getting out of shape going to the academy. I then worked in Canton and continued to train until we moved to Alabama where my wife got a job working wither her dad.She had to move to Alabama while I was still working in Mississippi you cannot pass on this type of jobfor her. For two years I traveled back and forth from Ms. to Alabama looking for a job in Law Enforcement and not being able to train like I wanted. I finally found a job here at this college where at first it was a bumpy ride because I did not want to work at a college.
I worked at Birmingham Southern College for 4 years. I finally got a chance to come work for my father in law where I am now the collections manager.
One of my best things I am proud of is that even though I am a big guy I am still really active. I just fear becoming a (jabba the hut) type of person.
I have been here now for 2 years. The biggest challenge for me is I sit at a desk all day.
It is very important for me to get my weight under control. Everyone in this office is wayyyyy overweight and I am the only one that worksout.
I have tried for years now to get my family memebers to workout or follow diet plans with me. It just ain't happening. So I have come to the conclusion that I am only worried about me and if they see the way I have changed maybe they will hop on board.
On another side note. I am the admin for the website http://forum.illpumpyouup.com/index.php
Even though the website is a bodybuilding and supplement website. I have geared it in such a way that all aspects of working out and diet and health are discussed.
I have been trying to introduce the Warrior Diet on the forum but I have not gotten a lot of response back to it mainly because most of them are still sold mainly on the 6 meals a day plan. LOL. With time and hopefully seeing that I can change my body compisition this will bring a large amount of followers to the warrior diet way of life.
Now with that said I know this will not necessarily crack some people that are trying to get as big and strong as they possibly can but for me it is a new dawn.
Here are some things I am trying to acomplish
- I want to get my weight under 300
I want to not have my feet and ankles hurt anymore from carrying aroung so much weight
I want to kinda get away from the traditional workouts that I normally do.
I want to still have the freedom to eat and not feel guilty.
Those are just some of the small things.
There is so much more that I could discuss but I will save that for later. Hopefully some of you guys will filter over to my website and look around and get to know me better while I stay over here and get to know you better.
So far I have seen some really good people here, and I feel very welcome here. I will definately be around.
I will end this now as I have experience in knowing that to much gets boring fast. LOL.