That changed in 2016 when he relocated for a tech-focused job in San Francisco, where work began to consume his life. "My evenings transitioned from running a mile and working out for an hour to binge-watching Mad Men and drinking craft beer. If I wasn't finishing client work, I was out with my friends."
It wasn't until Facebook served him a memory of his ripped, college-days body that he decided enough was enough. "Following a solid five minutes of crying in front of the mirror, I bought a gym membership."
The one true advantage he had? He was a former gym rat. "Thankfully, 'college me' documented all my workouts and monthly recaps (weight, areas to improve, and cardio I liked), so I opened up my notes and was able to get back to what I was doing before." These days, he's spending more time doing high-intensity workouts, such as plyometrics, along with recovery routines, including stretching, than lifting weights, but he's back to a steady habit, and that's what really matters.