I attended my first bodybuilding competition in July of 2005 at the age of 46. Oh, I didn’t just attend, I competed, too. I didn’t place, but I loved the experience.
I’ve been interested in bodybuilding for more than 30 years. Just like almost any kid muscles and weight lifting intrigued me. But, other sports, education, career and family kept me from ever becoming really serious. It was the proverbial "pool picture" that finally prodded me into action. Seeing myself in a pair of trunks at 240 pounds (of which at least 40 was fat) early in 2005 was enough. I decided what better way to get in shape than to try a competition. I lost more than 30 of those pounds over the next five months and stepped on stage at 207.