Well, I've been waiting for some time to finally be able to make this post.
I have always been the brunt of the jokes about being the skeletal model for science class. And heard, "you're so skinny!" And had people tell me, "well just eat what I eat..." or "it'll catch up with you when you get older…”
I just want to say THANK YOU to Anthony, and to all of you guys that have been encouraging and have shared your results over the past five years (I started on AE's program in 2002).
There are times when I haven't been as consistent as I should have been, but I kept at it. I truly believe that we can have anything we commit to having, as long as we are willing to pay whatever price that desire requires. It has taken me longer than I had though it would (only because of those inconsistent times), but I've reached my original goal.
I'm 30 years old (probably seem like an old man to many of you), I'm 6'1" and have gone from probably just over 120 lbs to 165 lbs. I tried many things before I found Anthony's program, but thankfully I did.
I'm still working to add a bit more and cut down a couple % BF.
I no longer feel skinny. I no longer give a second thought to the pool, or the gym, etc, etc. And love the confidence and energy and decisiveness that that gives me.
It came down to this really: In the film "Master and Commander", Russell Crowe's character, Captain Jack Aubrey, says, "We don't all become the men we once hoped we would be." When I first heard that, and many times after, those words hit me. I committed and recommitted to the decision that I would not embody that phrase, that I would not have that regret.
My accomplishments in my physique has given me the courage and boldness to make other changes as well.
I quit my corporate job in December and now make the “commute” from my bedroom to my home office and trade futures for a living. I'm starting an investing partnership this month and tomorrow morning have an appointment with a modeling agency to review my test shoot and sign with them.
This would barely be possible without this program and this message board - the encouragement, the competitions, the advice and the success stories.
I simply want to encourage you to do whatever it takes to get what you want. It's worth every hour in the gym, and every MRP, and every time you say "to hell with what everyone else might think, I'm gonna do this!"
Thanks guys. Let’s keep it up.
Daniel T., New York