I’m always flattered when people assume I’ve been fit my whole life.
That was not the case.
I have always been an overweight guy. Between large iced cappuccinos, pizza, cookies, and chicken (one healthy thing, right?), I was never able to achieve the body I wanted.
I was not happy.
Like many Canadian kids, I grew up playing hockey and dreamed of making it to the NHL. But terrible eating habits were always a problem. I loved junk food! Tim Horton’s donuts...yummy! What could be better?
But I knew being chubby was holding back my hockey career. So I tried to outwork my horrendous diet.
I tried working out 4 days a week on top of my busy hockey schedule and assumed I would just work it all off.
It didn’t work.
I started reading everything I could about training and fat loss for hockey players, and it hit me.
I never really looked at how much I ate as something that held me back.
I dove into a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) PT certification to cover the training aspect, and a Precision Nutrition (Pn1) certification to cover the nutrition aspect.
Both of these combined to transform not only my body, but my clients’ bodies, as well.
I quickly applied my new knowledge to myself because it was time to finally make a change.