Three is the magic number when it comes to several things. If you are a Christian, of course there is the trinity: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. If you grew up on School House Rock videos: Three is the magic number was an awesome way to learn multiples of three.
Three is the magic number for me this year as I have three-20 year anniversaries.
- Twenty years ago on April 16, Resurrection Sunday, I rededicated my life to the LORD and have not looked back. That was the best decision I could have ever made and I truly enjoy sharing HIS love with everyone I meet. He is my business partner, my strength, my provider, my refuge, my friend, my father and the list goes on and on. He is the best REALationship anyone could have. I encourage everyone to get to know Him, your life will truly change.
- Twenty years ago a man by the name of “Steamboat Willie” walked into Bee’s Health & Fitness and introduced me to The Zone by Dr. Barry Sears. The Zone was the best decision I made concerning my nutrition. It is based on the 30-40-30 principle: 30% of your calories are protein; 40% of your calories are carbohydrates and 30% of your calories are fat. By balancing meals, your body is only as good as your last meal. What does that mean? If your meal was balanced you will have enough energy and fuel to get you to your next meal. If you ate like crap, you will feel like crap until your next meal. Since that day, I have been following The Zone lifestyle of eating and feel great.
- Twenty years ago in August, I competed in the Tampa Bay Classic Natural Bodybuilding competition. It was during this competition that I realized how important a healthy style of eating is. I did not have to change my nutrition by much, I just had to adjust some of the calories that I was consuming. I followed the 30-40-30 lifestyle of eating and can honestly say that my skin, hair and health was far better than the first competition I did in 1990.
The past twenty years have been amazing. I have to say that consistency is the key. Being consistent in my walk with the Lord and my eating habits have inspired me to compete, once again this year. I want to inspire others to follow their dreams, accomplish their goals and live life to the fullest. It takes dedication, desire, commitment, perseverance, hard work, patience and a healthy lifestyle to succeed.