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Athlete: Joal

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Athlete: Joal

"No!", "Thats too much sugar!" "You are going to get fat!" These were some of the things I wished my parents told little me growing up. They made it rain with 20 piece after 20 piece, and Big Mac after Big Mac. My old man kept saying that I was a growing boy, and my mother dearest always referred to me as "husky".

It wasn't until I met my high school sweetheart (now my wife) that I started to take my fitness seriously. I wanted to look good for her. I worked out until I couldn't move, and ate practically nothing. That day I traded in the Big Mac for a protein shake and the couch for the bench press. To my surprise, it worked. I leaned out, gained muscle, and married the woman who changed my life for the better.

It's been nearly 2 years since my wedding day and since then my 180 lbs of lean morphed back into 210lbs of "husky." There are days when I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "Wtf happened?" I'm slowly trying to get back into shape, but can you blame me when bae tempts with pizza and the latest episode of bachelorette? No way Jose! Daddy likes his carbs and dramas.

KFKF speaks to husky me and to the best version of me I continue to strive for. Life shouldn't solely be about constant gains or the number of miles on the treadmill. It's ordering the salad and saving room for the cheesecake. I believe in balance and that confidence in your own skin is sexy AF. "Treat yo self" is my motto. I like Bunch a Crunch in my popcorn and stuff french fries in my hamburger, but I also am a barbell beauty 😂.


My name is Joal and I enjoy squatting on arm days and double fisting Oreo pies and I am a KFKF Athlete." - Joal, Dental School, KFKF Athlete