I grew up big. Like, not just UP, but wide – in high school I peaked at 300 pounds. I had a flock of people around me telling me I needed to lose weight, that I was just too fat, and of course I was – I was miserable, unhealthy, and so young to be so sedentary. The key was, however, nobody had advice for me.
“Eat less!” They’d say, but the house was filled with cookies and chips and soda.
“Exercise more!” So I biked, and walked, and lifted weights, but the scale barely moved.
By the time I entered college, I was well over 450lbs:
My days were filled with video games, fast food, and plagued by both a crippling anxiety and a panic disorder. When I found myself finally able to work up the courage to walk across campus to my classes, only to sit and sweat, breathing heavy, for 15 minutes each time, I knew I needed to change. I did my own research, and established a plan.
I adopted a ketogenic diet and lost 200lbs. Soon after my weight plateaued, my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child – a son.
I knew I had to get back at it, not just for me now, but for him. He deserves an active father with a long life ahead of him.
This site is here to empower those who can’t find their starting point, who know they want to live a healthier life but can’t find the knowledge or the motivation to do so. For everyone who feels overwhelmed by the amount of misinformation, stupid snake oil products, and screaming voices telling them that they’re not good enough, clever enough, or strong enough to lose the weight on their own.
This site is for everyone who wants to get healthier; be it for your children, for your grandchildren, or just for yourself.
This site is for anyone who is tired, sick, and ready to make a major change and get a new perspective on diet and exercise, crushing goals, and being proud of who you are, no matter where you are on your journey.