Branching off into a new category. It only seemed right considering my love of personal fitness.
Being an ex-athlete, I have struggled with channeling my competitive nature. From my viewpoint, I had a much different undergraduate college experience than your average student. Caught somewhere between scholar and a Division 1 (Paid) Football player, I was a kid that grew up in an athletic family, that was just not athletic enough to make it to the big time. I went to school in Springfield, OH, home of the tiny Wittenberg University. This is a school blessed with tradition, great academics, and a picturesque setting. It’s funny how children end up like their parents. All through high school I pledged that I would never follow in my parents’ footsteps and be a Wittenberg Tiger. Fast forward to 2012 and I am walking across the stage in Commencement Hollow getting my degree.
After reminiscing for a moment, let me get back on track (my apologies)….
What to do now? For so long my schedule was rigid and completely booked. Wake up at 7:15 a.m., Breakfast at the CDR at 7:30, Class from approximately 8:00 – 12:00 p.m., Game Film from 1:00-2:30, Practice from 3:00-6:00. Dinner at 7:00 p.m., Homework, Lights-out, Repeat.
In the winters it was much the same, only rotate the practice with strength & conditioning in the Heinzen Strength Center.
Today, my structure is much different. With a 40 minute commute to and from school, I don’t have as much flexibility to get my training in. However, I refuse to “give up the dream”. Who says I can’t stay in the best shape of my life because of my changing schedule. Change is the only constant thing in life, and I plan on staying just as fit and healthy. The goal of this blog is to update you with the methods that I have used to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Following a healthy lifestyle is anything but easy. Myself included. However, the fun of “blogging” about it is knowing that others face the same upward climb everyday. By going at with a team attitude, it is my hope that the “group will equal something greater than the sum of its parts”.
Stay-tuned as I keep you updated on workouts, eating, supplement reviews, and lifestyle choices. You don’t have to agree, and many of you won’t. However, as with my Sports Entries, if you don’t enjoy my entries, find something else.
Embrace the Struggle.