Growing up I had the opportunity to play all sports but baseball, basketball and football were my main three. I loved it. I loved being active. I loved to exercise and I wasn’t half bad either. Of all the sports I played, football was my #1. I love the atmosphere, the game and all the hard work that goes into being successful. I know this is where I developed a competitive drive to be and do my very best, and like most kids, I aspired to play in the NFL.
As a walk-on at the University of Utah I had the opportunity to train, practice and play at the collegiate level. It was an opportunity of a lifetime!
Unfortunately, I sustained an injury that potentially could impact my life later down the road.
It was a hard decision for me, but after meeting with my coaches I decided to hang up my cleats. But as you can imagine, I had some D-line playing weight to lose. I wanted to maintain good health so I could enjoy the highest quality of life possible.
I, like many of you, was bombarded with information on how to best lose weight, from fad diets, pills, and weight loss plans a plenty. “Don’t eat carbs!!” “Go on a cleanse!” “Starve and have one cheat day!”
However, I knew I wanted to lose weight and keep it off, and I knew that wasn’t going to come from any of these methods, it was going to come from healthy living.
80% of the chronic diseases that our country suffers from can be prevented through living a healthy lifestyle.
I have made significant progress with my weight and health. In fact I’m down 40 pounds. I’ve done it by making simple changes to the way I live, not by following a “fad diet.” My goal is to enjoy life to the fullest, and I know I need my health to do that.
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