Iâ€™ve been blogging at End of Three Fitness for a little over a year and a half, but never in that time have I really been open with you guys. For the longest time I tried to keep such a professional tone and style, always walking the line so as not to offend anyone. In the process, you havenâ€™t fully gotten to know me.
I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s fair.
Every new Eo3 email subscriber gets asked the same questionâ€¦ â€œWhat are you struggling with right now?â€
The responses I get and the stories shared are always awesome, and I really appreciate it. I feel like I get to know a lot of you, but you havenâ€™t gotten to know me.
Well here it goes, 19 things Iâ€™ve never told you:
1.) I own a 5 lb. Chihuahua – Yep, you heard it right. My wife, well girlfriend at the time, bought a tiny little puppy while we were in college. I was completely against the idea and didnâ€™t want her at allâ€¦but now I love the little fur ball.
2.) My wife is extremely talented – Emily is the most talented person I know. She has an eye for design, photography, and it takes her like 5 seconds to get good at something.
3.) I NEVER read fiction – I have some weird desire to constantly be productive, thus, reading fiction makes me feel unproductive and like I am wasting my time. However, I do like reading. I donâ€™t have as much time for it as I would like, but I do enjoy reading some good ole factual information.
4.) I was born in Germany – I was an Army brat. My Dad was a helicopter pilot in the Army and was stationed in Germany in the 80â€™s and thatâ€™s when I was born.
5.) I can juggle and say the alphabet backwards…at the same time – Pretty useless skills, but they are fun to say you can do occasionally. Well, not completely useless, William laughs at me now when I juggle his toys. I learned to say my alphabet backwards back in the day just in case a cop ever gave me a sobriety testâ€¦The only thing is that I rarely ever drink and I NEVER drink and drive. So the alphabet thing has been very useless.
6.) My favorite color is red – Despite the â€œEo3 Orangeâ€ and the fact that I wear a lot of black, my real favorite color is red. I think itâ€™s because my wife looks great in red.
7.) I have three friends Iâ€™d trust with my life – Having a lot of friends is great, but youâ€™ll ever only have a few friends in your life who you could honestly trust with anything. I only have three friends who have made it to that status and Iâ€™d do anything for them in a moments notice.
8.) When William (my son) smiles I forget the world – Iâ€™m a thinker. Iâ€™m always on the move, always trying to be better and always thinking. William is the only thing that can truly slow me down for a moment and make me forget everything.
9.) My family calls me Bam Bam – You know, Bam Bam from the Flintstones? Yea well, I have very little patience and this is especially true for inanimate objects such as boxes and wrappers. So, if these objects are not cooperative, I force them to be.
10.) I donâ€™t consider myself a writer – I think I have written well over 250,000 words at End of Three Fitness and that doesnâ€™t include the free eBooks Iâ€™ve written or One Man One Barbell. Despite all that, I donâ€™t consider myself a writer. I have a passion for what I do and this is how it comes out.
11.) I have a milk and peanut butter obsession – Milk and peanut butter, not together necessarily, just two of my biggest weaknesses. I cycle on and off of them and it is a internal battle, but I just love milk and peanut butter too much.
12.) My favorite movies are Fight Club and Good Will Hunting – I like movies that are different and intriguing. I generally like movies that force me to think.
13.) I canâ€™t stand quiet – I am actually writing this right now with Pandora going on my laptop, I sleep with a noise maker on and I like music on while Iâ€™m at work. I donâ€™t know why. It was a study habit I picked up in college and now I just donâ€™t like silence.
14.) I am normally in bed before 10 p.m. – I wake up very early everyday and sleep is extremely important, so I do what I have to.
15.) Despite never training for itâ€¦I have mad hops – I was born with speed and the ability to jump. I am 5â€™ 11â€ tall and I can come pretty close to dunking, but my standing broad jump is probably my most impressive.
16.) My wife and I are doing everything we can to live debt free – In the last two years we have paid off $57,000 worth of debt (primarily student loans) and it isnâ€™t our income that is doing that for us. We live extremely budgeted lives and do everything we can to put every penny towards debt each month. I personally believe when you are in debt to no one you are truly free to live life how you please.
17.) Iâ€™m a pretty quiet dude – I donâ€™t like to think of myself as quiet, but most would consider me that way. Most who know me know that I am really just busy thinking, but you can keep talking to meâ€¦I can handle both.
18.) I donâ€™t recognize, or care about, celebrities – If you held up the top 5 celebrity magazines in the nation I probably would go 0 for 5 for each person on the cover. I am not impressed by celebrities and I have just as much interest in them as they have in me.
19.) I think End of Three Fitness is still in itâ€™s infancy – This little thing I do on the side called End of Three Fitness, I think we are just getting warmed up. I think the website will grow and the community will get bigger and bigger. Iâ€™m passionate about what I do here and the people I help. Itâ€™s no secret that I plan to make End of Three Fitness my full-time job in the future. It is only a matter of time before that happens. Never treating Eo3 as a business, but rather just throwing ever bit of me into it as I can has made it a lot of fun and always easy.
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Thanks for reading,