I first became interested in fitness around 2012 when I was roughly 200 lbs, completely overweight and a textbook alcoholic. I was watching tv, completely intoxicated, one night and saw an infomercial for the "Insanity Program”, and Shawn T said: "IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO COMMIT 100%, DO NOT ORDER MY PROGRAM!" I ordered it immediately, thinking "I know this man did not tell me not to order it". I completed the entire 60-day program and ended up losing roughly 30 lbs by the end of it. I had not consumed alcohol the entire duration of the program either. I was NOT satisfied, however. The women in those videos had abs and delts and toned physiques that I didn't have, from simply doing the program. That’s when I dove into researching weight training and strength training myself. I knew I had to do this process on my own. I could have a training partner yes, but what happens on the days they didn't want to show up or be on time or be consistent? I did not want any hindrances placed on my new found journey. I became obsessed. I saw my body changing so quickly. I saw muscles developing in places where there were none previously, and that is when I decided that I wanted to compete.