As a teen, I was constantly active and into playing sports. I was never in any organized leagues but was always there for a neighbourhood game of basketball, football or tennis. However, my life a few years before I got in to bodybuilding was pretty much a blur with many alcoholic beverages and sleepless nights of partying until the sun came up. I knew I needed a major lifestyle change. Even though I started training, I was not 100% dedicated to it at the beginning. I would spend half my time training and half my time partying. I hit rock bottom when my partying led me into getting in trouble with the law. At that point, I knew it was time to make a lifestyle change so I decided to focus on my training.