It has been more than a decade since I last played basketball consistently. Back in my high school days, I loved playing any time I got a chance. I would play during my P.E. classes and I would play on our basketball goal at home just about every day that I could.
It didn’t matter if my brother wanted to play with me or if my neighbor or even if no one wanted to play, I was determined that I would go out and shoot.
Somewhere along the line, I traded basketball for video games, studying, and surfing the web.
After working in jobs that have mostly kept me sitting at a desk for nearly a decade and not doing any exercise other than moving along (trying) with a few Tae-bo videos, I finally decided to do something.
I recognize that I’ve been married for nearly 10 years and, though my wife is the one who has given birth to six children, I’m the one who has added “baby weight”.
Since starting my job in Houston, I have been fortunate to have a free gym that is located right next to the building where I work. About a month after I started the job, I decided that I would take advantage of what was so accessible.