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As an author, I spend a lot of time sitting at the keyboard, as do many in this and similar professions. Prior to becoming a novelist, I was a long-haul trucker, another sedentary lifestyle. Over the course of many years, the body I once had as an active-duty Marine turned into a blob.
So, I decided to do something about it. The change from Marine to blob took decades, so I didn’t even notice it happening. But when I put the aging process in reverse, the changes were very noticeable and fast-coming.
I’d intended to write a sequel to Blue Collar to No Collar, my non-fiction on writing and publishing in the digital age and the title was to be No Collar to White Collar, a study of taking my writing career to the next level as a publisher. Six years later, I’ve only lived chapter one of that book, so it will be a while before I finish it.
Then along came Sam Hoster, my co-author. I know very little about health and fitness, except that I’m living proof that even in our mid-sixties, it’s not too late to become fit and strong. So, I invited Sam to write this book with me. You see, he’s the owner of the gym I started going to and through the guidance and tutelage of his trainers and coaches, I went from blob to competitive powerlifter in just over a year. At the time of this writing, it’s not certain if I will hold any of my states powerlifting records for my age and weight, but the Marine in me says that by the time this is published, I’ll hold four state records.
This book isn’t a memoir, but a motivational. Anyone can become stronger and healthier. All you need is guidance and a little push. That’s what we’re here for. Sam provides the guidance and I do the pushing. Kinda like in the gym.