When you have a chance to sit back and think about life, you realize you may feel overwhelmed. I know I do, usually it’s when a long week just passed and I’m sitting at home thinking “Oh my, where did I say I was going tomorrow?”

Being a full time Corrections Officer and a part time Air Force Guardsmen is only half of the picture. The other half is being a father and a husband. Now time to include my training into this schedule(this is what I mean when I say overwhelming) my careers have molded me into the man I am today.

I’ve been doing them for 8yrs and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and country.

Balance means being able to ENJOY not just go through the motions but ENJOY life and all of the components that make it your life. I choose to train 6-days out of the week because I love it. It is not a hobby or a thing to pass the time, it is a passion of mine.

Banging weights around is my therapy, it is my obsession.

I find my time by making time, SIMPLE. If I have to be at work at 7am-11pm, I will wake up earlier and go train at 4:30am. Let’s say it’s my day off, but I have family time, I will still wake up when everyone else is still sleeping and go train so I don’t take away from family time with the wife and kids.

The easy way will always be there “I’ll take today off, I’ll take a few days off” and that is exactly how you fall off.

If it were easy, everyone would do it. You have to be willing to sacrifice for the reward. If you are serious about your training or you want to change your life and how you live it. Take a long hard look at your daily routine, be critical of where your time is spent. Make some adjustments, make the healthy choices, and keep yourself motivated.

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