My life was once on a very different path. My original college major was network engineering. Had I stayed on that path, I might have ended up in the bay area as a result of the flourishing tech industry, instead of random chance. At some point, I decided to embrace the many positives of being a geek (I still do to this day!), and discard the sedentary lifestyle that is quite common among geeks.
I was tired of being overweight and out of shape. I started exercising and attempted to eat healthier. I lost nearly 50lbs. At some point, I became much more sedentary yet again, though thankfully kept off the weight I had lost. Later on still, I decided to try really lifting weights, with which I only had a very small amount of experience in high school. However, I remembered really enjoying it, and my uncle and grandmother had both passed away in recent years from health complications that have a strong connection to an unhealthy lifestyle. As well, both my parents had gained a substantial amount of weight, and I wanted to take the future of my health into my own hands; I felt as though I was destined to end up with similar issues if I didn't make a change. It was a wake up call for me that I needed to focus on developing good healthy habits. I was in love with getting strong. It improved my confidence, looks, and health, all while being something I truly enjoyed. I had found something that would keep me exercising for a lifetime.
I spent a lot of time trying to get the best results I could possibly manage. I found the world of exercise science, and along with it a new passion. It was also a new area of science for my geek side to enjoy learning about. As a result, I switched to being a kinesiology major and paved a new career path.
I don't think there's any quick fix to looking and feeling better that completely avoids discomfort. However, I do think everyone can find some type of activity that can keep them moving for a lifetime. If exercise was a product marketed on an infomercial, it would sound too good to be true. It's amazing that it has all the benefits that it does, and not taking advantage of this wonderful discovery would be a shame. Thus, I want everyone to have a positive experience with exercise. I think P4L has a great collection of coaches to help you find and learn about the modalities that you enjoy, and I'm glad I can add to the repertoire!
Areas of ExpertisE
- Muscular strength
- Muscular hypertrophy
- Sports performance
- Nutritional counseling
- Fat loss
- USPA Powerlifting
- Precision Nutrition Level 1
"Train your strength and you will be weak. Train your weaknesses and you will be strong." - Unknown
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