I suppose anyone who knows me personally knows I don’t normally share photos or post many things… I don’t do gym selfies or “motivational” posts. I don’t have a personal Instagram and I use Facebook mostly just for business.
Someone mentioned to me today that the progress I made over the last year was very motivating to them when they wanted to quit… they said it was a ray of hope for them, and it could be motivation for others to not give up or even just proof that there IS light at the end of the tunnel. So if this short article affects one person, changes their life, gives them hope… then it’s worth it. So if any of this interests you, please read on.
The good, the bad, the ugly:
Without going into a ton of detail, I had some medical issues going on for the last 5 years. I was unable to workout the way I wanted to, my hormones were out of whack, and honestly I was completely depressed and even suicidal at times. Negativity got the best of me, and I honestly thought it was over.
All that being said, May of last year I visited the Seahawks shoulder specialist at UW in Seattle. I also visited a doc that was able to help me solve my hormone issues (Just to clarify, my original issue had nothing to do with anabolic steroids or PEDs, it had to do with fertility meds and a nonchalant attitude by a fertility specialist). So training began again, slowly but surely. Never stopping even when doubt got the best of me.
So here it is people, start to finish. The good, the bad, the ugly. No Photoshop, no trick lighting, no trick posing. This is real world progress, one year, coming off of an injury. Sometimes it felt like it was taking too long, sometimes it felt like no progress was happening, and yes I wanted to quit more than once and move on to something else.
So in closing I just want to tell everyone reading this… never give up, never surrender, don’t give in. Slow progress is permanent progress… and no matter what,
DO NOT GIVE UP, your dreams are right around the corner… just keep walking, keep breathing, trust yourself, believe in yourself.