Hi everyone and welcome to getmejacked.com. Working out and living a healthy lifestyle has been a passion of mine for about 5 years since I started college at St. Joseph’s University. Over these 5 years, I have purchased and researched countless supplement products both for health and for building muscle.
Although I have not achieved all my fitness goals just yet, I wanted to share my journey and hopefully inspire others to want to join me in achieving fitness goals that some people would never dream of!
My Fitness Journey
Growing up, my favorite sports were soccer and baseball. I played both of them from when I was 5 all the way up and through high school. In soccer, we were dominant winning the district title all three years I was there. In baseball my junior year, we went all the way to the state championship but sadly lost in a close game.
After high school, I moved on to St. Joseph’s University. After playing sports my whole life, I needed a new hobby. This is when I discovered the gym.
My freshman year of college, I weighed around 160 pounds and had very little muscle. I was what some people would consider a “twig”. But after hard work, persistence, and help from my good friend Luca, I was able to gain about 20 pounds. Obviously, not all of this new weight was muscle as I also gained some fat too. I was learning how to lift but didn’t really know much about what to eat or what supplements to take. I just knew I had to eat a lot more than I usually do and shove whey protein shakes down my throat.
By my senior year, I weighed almost 200 pounds and was 10x stronger than I was when I started. During this time, I think it was around my sophomore or junior year, I hit my main goal of being able to bench 225. I wanted nothing more than to slap two 45 pound weights on the bar and send it to the moon. Hitting this goal that took over a year to accomplish not only raised my confidence, but it made my addiction to the gym more intense and I was already set on my next goal of 315.
Fast forward to now, March 2021, I graduated St. Joes last May and now reside at my childhood home. I weigh about 188 pounds and I am stronger than ever. My current mission is getting super lean and getting down to around 8% body fat. All while gaining muscle and getting stronger.
Losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time is widely regarded as one of the hardest things you can do in the fitness world.
But I’ve learned that through a little persistence and hard work, anything is possible.
Why I Want To Inspire Others
Through my fitness journey, not only did I gain a good amount of muscle, but I also learned a lot about who I was as a person and how HARD WORK, PERSISTENCE, and DESIRE can lead to above and beyond what you ever dreamed of achieving. There were many times through these last 5 years, however, where life got the best of me and I didn’t go to the gym, even for 5 or 6 weeks. The ups and downs of life happen to everybody, but it is about how you BOUNCE BACK and OVERCOME these downs that help the ups become even more satisfying.
Nothing worth it is ever easy.
My Goal For This Site
My goal for this website is to help people from all walks of life see that any DESIRE is achievable as long as they want it bad enough and are willing to put in the work. Not only do I want to help inspire you to achieve success, but I want everyone who interacts with this site to inspire others and maybe even themselves to do things they never dreamed was possible.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,