Richard Laroche

Richard Laroche

RICHARD LAROCHE

I grew up in a poor family with a single mother that was never home. I was abused by those closest to me, and this caused me to have a poor image of myself and what I could be capable of. It wasn’t until I chose to join the military that I realized what true potential I really had. I learned that I was a natural leader and when I applied myself, I could not only change my life but also the lives of those around me. My identical twin brother and I were both serving on the same base, and he had always been into bodybuilding and weight training. It was tough having a genetic copy of me walking around, with the only difference being he was in incredible shape and outweighed me by roughly 20 lbs. I realized one day the only difference between him and me was the choice to do what it took to achieve that physique.

On his next deployment, I decided to challenge myself, “I will train my butt off until the day he gets back, then I will know whether it was me or genetics that made us different aesthetically.” I trained not only in the Navy but on my own time. 5 days a week, 1.5 hours per day until he returned. He got back 6 months later and not only was I in BETTER shape than he was, but I also outweighed him by 6lbs. I packed on 20 lbs of lean mass by eating right and training my ass off and fighting the daily battle of self-doubt and insecurity. I promised myself that I would not let myself quit, stay disciplined, and stay committed. I have never looked back and never stopped. That decision was made 18 years ago.

Now, when I am not treating Emergency Room patients, I am using all of the knowledge I have gained in my personal journey to help others that may have the limitations of self-doubt, poor self-esteem, or just a lack of motivation to achieve their goals or, at the least, realize that it is truly their mind that limits them. Once one can conquer that, the floodgates of possibility are opened. I challenge them with the same questions I asked myself years ago and help them to realize they really CAN do it. With the right team and motivation, progress can ALWAYS be made.

On his next deployment, I decided to challenge myself, “I will train my butt off until the day he gets back, then I will know whether it was me or genetics that made us different aesthetically.” I trained not only in the Navy but on my own time. 5 days a week, 1.5 hours per day until he returned. He got back 6 months later and not only was I in BETTER shape than he was, but I also outweighed him by 6lbs. I packed on 20 lbs of lean mass by eating right and training my ass off and fighting the daily battle of self-doubt and insecurity. I promised myself that I would not let myself quit, stay disciplined, and stay committed. I have never looked back and never stopped. That decision was made 18 years ago.

Now, when I am not treating Emergency Room patients, I am using all of the knowledge I have gained in my personal journey to help others that may have the limitations of self-doubt, poor self-esteem, or just a lack of motivation to achieve their goals or, at the least, realize that it is truly their mind that limits them. Once one can conquer that, the floodgates of possibility are opened. I challenge them with the same questions I asked myself years ago and help them to realize they really CAN do it. With the right team and motivation, progress can ALWAYS be made.

On his next deployment, I decided to challenge myself, “I will train my butt off until the day he gets back, then I will know whether it was me or genetics that made us different aesthetically.” I trained not only in the Navy but on my own time. 5 days a week, 1.5 hours per day until he returned. He got back 6 months later and not only was I in BETTER shape than he was, but I also outweighed him by 6lbs. I packed on 20 lbs of lean mass by eating right and training my ass off and fighting the daily battle of self-doubt and insecurity. I promised myself that I would not let myself quit, stay disciplined, and stay committed. I have never looked back and never stopped. That decision was made 18 years ago.

Now, when I am not treating Emergency Room patients, I am using all of the knowledge I have gained in my personal journey to help others that may have the limitations of self-doubt, poor self-esteem, or just a lack of motivation to achieve their goals or, at the least, realize that it is truly their mind that limits them. Once one can conquer that, the floodgates of possibility are opened. I challenge them with the same questions I asked myself years ago and help them to realize they really CAN do it. With the right team and motivation, progress can ALWAYS be made.

MOTIVATION

I believe that when a person witnesses small achievements, they are more likely to go for larger ones. Everyone has a small flame like a pilot light in a furnace, and no matter how small it is, all it takes is the right fuel to ignite that passion and the rest is history. I plan on finding that flame in everybody and just adding fuel to it to watch it grow.  

Birthdate: August 15, 1980
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 180 lbs

Residence:  
Discovery Bay, California, USA