I have been in BU since August of 2016, so for about 5 months now. I am from Southside Jamaica Queens, NY. I joined BU right around the time I left my job to support my wife in her pursuit of her Master's in Occupational Therapy. I joined because I really felt that CJ, Karl, and ET truly believed in BU when discussing it during the podcast. They whole heartedly demonstrate that they care about people's marriage, spiritual well being, health and wealth. I had to support with all the great things they have helped me with in my life. I was a Survive member for about a month or 2 then I became a Strive member.
I think my strongest fitness attribute is my determination. I use my determination to get me through all the pain of any workout and get me through that last mile. I always like working out in front of a mirror because I know I can't look at myself and stop before I get to whatever goal I set that day.
What aspect of fitness are you most wanting to improve in?
I want to improve on my speed and agility and being consistent in the gym. I want to go to the gym at least 300 out of the 365 days this year.
How has life and fitness changed since losing your leg?
My life has definitely turned for the better after losing my leg. I believe everything truly happens for a reason and I have turned this "tragedy " into a triumph with my positive attitude. I feel I am stronger and more determined to prove others wrong and show people that nothing can hold you back if you don't let it. Everything starts with your Will Power and Mental Approach to a situation. In the aspect of fitness it has its challenges such as that mental fear I had of falling on a treadmill but now I find myself running at the speed of 7 to 7.5 so I am extremely happy to have crushed that goal (Thanks to the BURunnungClub). I have never quit during a workout in the gym. You don't know how many people you motivate just by going your hardest so I always give my all when I step into any fitness challenge or workout. I rather leave there sore than feeling like I quit or didn't give my best.
What would you say to anyone who has faced a challenge like yours?
I would say to them, "One step at a time." Each day is different and it will be hard at first but if you take one step at a time, keep a positive attitude and smile, nothing will stop you.
What type of support are you looking for in BU?
I feel that a positive community is the best thing to be around. BU is always positive in one way or another. The support I am looking for is to keep me accountable and to keep me striving to become my best. I enjoy listening and reading BU members' stories in our FB Group. They definitely get me going on a daily basis.