I have been dedicated to personal fitness since I was 13 years old. I was an overweight kid, and I made the decision then not to be overweight as an adult. To stay in shape, I like to do a combination of resistance training, yoga, cardio, and the martial arts. I typically do circuit training with little to no rest between sets to burn the maximum amount of calories and to build lean muscle.
Genetically, I am prone to diabetes and obesity, meaning that I have to work very hard in the gym and really watch what I eat to maintain a healthy weight. Despite my best efforts over the past 20+ years, in November of 2014 I reached my highest adult weight ever of 268 pounds. It was a huge wake-up call and since then I have worked hard to change my eating habits and have lost 35 pounds to date as a result.