It all happened in December 2008, just a few days before the new year. My brother was putting me through my first ‘real’ workout. I had just started exercising on my own a week prior but it wasn’t anything close what I was being put through now. Up against a lifetime of inactivity, I could feel my body pulling me back to being comfortable. Looking at my brother, half way into the workout, I told him “This isn’t for me, I’m done.” I quit.
On November 2016 I returned to the competitive stage of bodybuilding. After almost 6 years off, it was great to step back on stage again. But after the competition I realized that, although I had accomplished my own goal of being a better version of myself from the last time on stage, the 6 years offseason could have produced a much better result. So I had to ask myself, what could I improve for the next event in May? Quickly I pinpointed a few solutions, but there was one thing I knew I could put into action right away.