Born and raised in San Diego. When I was younger I use you be overweight because of no exercise and shitty diet. In 2006 I decided to make a change. I did weight watchers at first and lost about 65 pounds. Then slowly I wanted to start taking my physique. I struggled for many years with ups and downs of trying to be like how I thought I needed to look and because of it went into a depression because I felt like I never would be like body builders or fitness models. In december of 2011 I met a womens figure competitor and I told her about how I like to work out and my eating clean habits and so on. She then suggested I try to train for men's physique since that would be more my build since I am tall and now lean. SO I thought and thought about it and decided to go for it. Now I am currently training for the oct 27th show in san diego. This journey although has help me pull out of my depression, I still have fears and anxietys about it all. mainly about having to gain the weight I need to and the fear I wont be able to cut in time. But each day I push myself hard to train and eat and look up as much as I can because I want to be the best I can be. I love this site so much because I feel like people here are more honest and mature then on any other site.