I began The Ultimate THRIVER in pursuit of the prize and a better physique. Instead, what I received along the journey changed the trajectory of my life, and the life of my family forever.
I am a proud father of three amazing children and married to the most beautiful woman in the world. When our youngest was born in March of 2020, he spent two weeks in the NICU and has endured multiple surgeries since. A few months ago, we made the difficult decision for my wife to quit her job, as ER visits were becoming more frequent. When the Ultimate THRIVER competition presented itself, I meticulously developed a plan to transform my physical appearance. The prize money would assist in paying down monthly expenses so that my sole income could sustain our family.
With my wife as my THRIVE coach and myself as the self-taught personal trainer, I hit the ground running! Five days a week I woke up at 4 a.m. in order to be at the gym by 5 a.m. My 3 Steps first thing in the morning quickly proved to be the cornerstone of my regimen. I also grew to love the pump that Circulate provided and will sing the praises of Recover from the mountain tops! Any time I felt a lull, Heat picked me up in the afternoon and with the dramatic change in my diet, Biotic really helped my gut health.
On Jan 1st I weighed 202 lbs at 24% body fat. Eating whatever I wanted and drinking almost daily, I had become a version of myself that I no longer recognized. I needed to be better! Today I am 171 lbs at 13% body fat. But more importantly I am healthier, making better choices in what I eat and drink, hyper focused, more available for my children and the supportive husband that my wife deserves.