It all started in a hospital on a warm summer day in the 1980’s. Ok, maybe I should fast forward a bit. Moving on…
In the mid ’90s…
I was a shy kid (like most kids were) but I battled with low self-confidence.
Believe me…I WAS NOT blessed with fitness model genetics. Even though I excelled in sports, was considered a cool kid, and had girlfriends…I never felt comfortable with my physical appearance.
The first experience occurred when I was so self-consious of my FBSA (flabby belly skinny arm) syndrome, I faked sick from school (sorry mom), so I could skip the class trip to the swimming pool.
The second experience was when I made the school basketball team. I almost quit because I was so embarrassed to show off my arms in a basketball jersey. I also remember coming up with so many excuses why I couldn’t go to the beach with my friends.
Tough times. I shot this quick video (below) to share my fears before I took action with my life (I still have some of these fears today)…
Note: There are ZERO BEFORE photos of me with my shirt off due to my low self-esteem. The photo at the top of the page is the best I could find. Poor me.
Anyway…I finally had it. I realized I couldn’t live life this way.
I joined a gym and I wish I could say the rest is history, but it wasn’t that simple.
Being a guy with self-confidence issues in a gym full of testosterone filled dudes (or that’s what I thought at the time) was super tough for me. But I eventually faced my fear and got over it.
But the body transformation you see above did not happen overnight. I wasted a lot of time trying to do it on my own.
I hit many walls and was very frustrated with my lack of results.
And it wasn’t that I didn’t train hard…I just had no idea what I was doing!
I was busting my butt doing all the things the “magazines” were telling me to do. BIG MISTAKE. I was training hard, but I wasn’t training (or eating) smart. I almost gave up many times.
I finally became enlightened and decided to seek help. But I didn’t just get any ordinary personal trainer at the local gym. I wanted the best…someone that was getting the results that I wanted. Once I found that person…I hired them…I put in the work…and GOT RESULTS!
But I didn’t get results from just paying for their advice…I consumed myself with his teachings, took action, and implemented them into my everyday lifestyle.
Anyone can pay a trainer. The people that get results are the ones that commit, and take action. And that’s exactly what I did.
I’m still the butt of many jokes today…BUT…it’s a good thing.
Because it’s much easier when people make fun of you because YOU HAVE a six pack and are ripped…365 days a year!
But I’ll be 100% honest, although I love it that my healthy lifestyle allows me to maintain a physique of less than 8% body fat and rocking abs 365 days of the year, as mentioned earlier, the best part of my transformation was not physical.
It was internal.
Transforming my body gave me the personal power to transform all areas of my life. I now have more self-confidence personally, physically, and in business. I am no longer the shy and awkward person I once was. I owe it all to living lean.
If I can do it to my body…I can help you do it to yours.
…but trust me, it’s a freaking fantastic journey to be on, and I’d love for you to join us. We currently have over 50,000 other men and women from over 180 countries living lean. So if you’re ready to start transforming your body, and ultimately your life…click here to sign up for my free “Live Lean” newsletter that’s full of delicious content, and you’ll also get free instant access to my downloadable “5 Essentials To Live Lean Forever” Starter Guide.
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I’ll leave you with this, you only get one body…so treat it like your temple.
Keep Living Lean,