Los Angeles, CA

"I’ve always been ultra competitive. Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I stepped into the gym for the first time for freshman football and have never really mentally left. The gym is always honest with you. It tells you when you’ve been working hard, and calls you out when you’ve been slacking.

I never have to workout. I GET to workout. It lets me live the type of life I want to live, and eat what I want to eat without any guilt. It’s a very personal time where I get to either work through my problems, or forget about them entirely.

Before, I never really had any workout structure. I’ve always kind of just done what I wanted. Now I compete in powerlifting and have my whole week built out. Both of these have their advantages and disadvantages. I miss being able to do whatever I want, but my strength is growing significantly so it’s worth it right now.

Moving forward I’ll compete for as long as I can. I know once I have a family, I’ won’t be able to dedicate as much time to fitness as I am now, so I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible.

My parting words are to enjoy the process. Everyday you show up is a victory. There are a million different ways to stay in shape, so find out what you love, and push yourself as hard as you can. We are all in this together."