In 2013 I realized it was time to change every aspect of my life. I reached a different level of low that I never knew would exist for myself. I changed my life around through fitness, a lot of self-reflecting, and a lot of self-belief. One day, I woke up and realized it was time to put in the work to make my life much happier, healthier, and overall more positive. Through determination, commitment, and belief I promised myself I wouldn't stop until I was happy and successful, and that it was time for a better life. From March through early May 2013 I went from 177lbs and 25% body fat to 162lbs and 15% body fat in 65 days. The transformation not only gave me a physical improvement, but more importantly, mental & emotional growth. It changed my life forever. It changed my perspective on self-awareness and made me realize that I had what it took to achieve whatever I wanted to. It gave me the strength I never knew I had. From then on, I knew I would be able to accomplish everything I set out to accomplish, and I knew I would never doubt myself ever again. Since then, when push came to shove in any situation, I believed in myself over anyone else's doubts or opinions.
YOU are my 'why.' One day, when I look back at all of this, I want to be able to reflect on this journey and time in my life and know that I made a difference. I want to positively impact one life, every day, for the rest of my life. I've been able to grow and learn from my life's decisions and actions and I'd like to help as many of you grow and realize the same thing. It's what I began to realize early on; that my goals are worth it and attainable, my life matters, I have a purpose, and that there's greatness inside of me.
This journey isn't possible without the love & support from those of you that have given me just that. I set out with a goal of global influence and I won't stop until I achieve it. I want to empower people to believe that they have what it takes. I want to inspire, influence, and motivate as many people as I can to Wake Up and realize what they're capable of, And Work on their goals, their ambitions, and themselves every day until they reach their own level of happiness & success, whatever that may be.
2 months after I launched Wake Up And Work I got together with some close friends to help me spread the message, and crush a workout while doing it. The workout took place at JM Power Center in Eatontown, NJ, owned and operated by my long time friend, mentor, strength & conditioning coach, and powerlifting & workout legend, Joe McAuliffe.
On September 14, 2018, I celebrated the 1 year anniversary for my clothing line Wake Up And Work, to the day, with thousands of people from around the world in the fitness industry, and a handful of some amazing friends in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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