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I used to drink Pepsi all the time. When the dial clicked over to 29, I panicked. Here I was facing the big 3-0, a difficult reality because I was still acting like an idiot child and putting the worst of everything into my body.
Getting older is inevitable, but it was facing the indisputable reality of being a full-fledged adult that I realized I had a choice to either stay on the path of unhealthy behavior or change my ways. I was tired and listless, always getting sick, completely rundown and scrawny, weighing about 130-pounds. For a 6-foot tall dude, that’s pretty emaciated.
I knew that would not always be the case if I kept eating fast food and drinking a two liter of empty calories every day.
My diet changed dramatically. Soda was the first thing to go. At first I wouldn’t allow myself to drink anything but water. Now I have a coffee in the morning and have the occasional beer or red wine with dinner. Eating right and hitting the gym turned my small frame into a much more muscular 160-pounds in just about a year.