10 years of rugby, 29 years of martial arts & 15 years competing at the highest level for multiple national teams and 2 reserve Olympic teams has given me an ample amount of experience with losing games and fights, dealing with injuries and having to build yourself back up again both physically and mentally.
After retiring from professional fighting I was lost, confused about my path and identity, and lacked confidence and motivation. From fighting in a cage or ring too not even wanting to go to a pool party cause I felt out of shape.
Then I realized I needed to focus on my future and not my past. So I made a decision to do something new every 4 weeks. I started with 100 mile bike ride. I had a deadline, I was motivated and I was getting fitter both physically and mentally with every ride. My confidence rebounded and I was myself again. This time there was no pressure, I didn't care about winning or losing, just enjoying the ride.
Since my first ride I have completed a marathon, a Cross fit Competition, a second Bike Race Tahoe and now in November a Physique Competition. For a tall skinny guy this is going to be a fun one!