When I started working out I wasn’t in a very good place in my life. It happened during rehab, at the beginning of my addiction recovery treatment. One of the main components of my rehabilitation program was exercising, and, let’s just say I wasn’t very good at it at first. In fact, I hated it. Cardio was the worst; I was so out of shape and my body was so damaged by years of abusing drugs and alcohol that I couldn’t run a few yards without feeling out of breath.
My addiction to drugs and alcohol started when I was a teenager and went on into my early adulthood. At 23 I decided to get sober, and that’s when I went to rehab. The drugs I consumed for more than a decade almost completely damaged my respiratory system, so any type of physical activity was a real challenge for … Read the rest