My personal transformation, and the magic of the string vest!

A day late for #transformationtuesday, but what the heck! I arrived in Vancouver in 2002, weighing 135lbs at 6' tall, exercising only with bodyweight. The picture on the right was taken last summer at 175lbs, the result of weight training starting in about 2004, and most of it I attribute to #Kettlebells and Pavel's HardStyle system, starting in 2007. More important than the physique change is the fact I still love my training and have been able to keep getting stronger year after year, keeping up with dudes half my age (42), and erasing my terrible corporate computer posture from 10 years spent working in call-centers! The best decision I ever made was to change careers from corporate to fitness! Well, second best decision… apart from getting engaged to @lifeofpocketasian : ) Oh yeah, I still love to wear string vests and pretend to be a character from Third World Cop! #beyourself #stringvest #kettlebells #barbell #deadlift #over40 #over40andfit #DoStrength #strongfirst #do #consistency #hardwork #havefun #strength #health #happiness

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