I played sports my whole childhood. When I got to college, I got offered a full ride to play softball, but chose not to. I stopped playing sports and fell into a drinking and eating spiral gaining over 55 pounds my first semester of college. Clearly I was an over achiever. So after realizing how unhappy I was with how I looked and felt, I started going to the gym for the first time in my life. I fell in love with lifting weights ... with getting stronger physically and mentally. Soon after that, I started training for my first bodybuilding competition.
My inspiration comes from seeing the obstacles I have overcome which I never thought were possible. This also goes for the obstacles I see others overcome. It’s showing people that we are more capable than we believe, and we aren’t alone in our struggles. I want to show others that they aren’t alone.
Two double-doubles, protein style ... no spread from In and Out: It may not sound like a cheat, but when you can’t have red meat or dairy anymore, that sounds like heaven and hell in a burger!
I don’t have a favorite show. I think it’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite when there are so many variables. Comedies, thrillers, crime ... they are all so different, how do you choose just one!?
'Never Settle' means not giving in to comfort or complacency. Complacency is death and it’s easy to fall into. 'Never Settle' means knowing your potential and knowing that the things you want will take hard work, sacrifice, and a whole lot of commitment. It’s not the easy route, but it’s the route that’s worth it. It means not looking back on your life and thinking "what if". It means looking back and seeing you gave it everything you had.
Becoming a part of 1st Phorm is one of my biggest achievements. Everyday I'm thankful to be a part of this company and this community. I love being a part of something bigger than me, and to know I’m surrounded by people who want to change the world. I’m thankful everyday to be one of the first ever 1st Phorm Athlete Search winners.
Knowing that I have so much untapped potential inside of me ... that there’s so much more that I will and can achieve, keeps me going everyday. I never want to look back on my life and see that I could’ve done more, that I was made to do more, and I let myself down.
1st Phorm has changed my life in so many ways. They took a chance on me, they saw something in me that no one else did. Before becoming a part of 1st Phorm, I didn’t know what it was like to have a supporting and loving group of people behind me. When I use the term "Phamily", I mean it. 1st Phorm gave me a family for the first time in my life. It gave me people who love and believe in me. Not only that, but it has shown me how important it is to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. I've learned it to always do the right thing, to help others, and to lift others up. It has given me opportunities, friendships, and family that I can’t thank them enough for. My life is better everyday for being a part of 1st Phorm.
"No matter your age, weight, goals, etc ... Opti-Greens 50 is good for you. I feel so much better since I started taking it."
"Opti-Reds 50 makes me feel fantastic. It doesn't matter who you are, you can benefit from taking Opti-Reds 50, just like I have."
"They are a life saver and the tastiest protein bars I’ve ever had. If we could keep peppermint bark all year round, that would be amazing!"