Hello world, and welcome to my website. A website dedicated to me, and everything I love and all the knowledge and wisdom I have acquired. Let me start off by saying: Thank You for navigating your way to my website and making it this far. Weather you made it here from a Google search, follow my Facebook page, my old blog on Blogger, my YouTube channel or word of mouth. You are much appreciated, each and every follower, fan or random drop in. You are all important and I am grateful for you all.
That being said, let me introduce myself. My name is, Corey Bradshaw, otherwise known as Coach Corey. I started my journey into fitness, nutrition and overall self enlightenment around 5 or 6 years ago. A little background before I get too much into detail, I was born in 1992 which puts me currently while typing this at 24 years old. I was born with a birth defect known as “clubbed feet” which would come back to haunt me my entire life. By age 5 I had 3 surgeries on both feet, and by my teenage years I was turning into a lazy person already, abd it only got worse. The birth defect, in turn had caused my knees to become “knocked knees” as well as my hips misaligned, which in turn caused my back to be in constant torsion. Hence, the lazy part.
All through my High School years, I grew more and more lazy. Not really wanting to leave the house, or anything like that. I don’t have a great story about how I was an athlete who got hurt. I didn’t play Football in college or any of that stuff. I simply spent most of my teenage years doing drugs, drinking, playing video games and eating junk food. This catapulted me to a weight of 310 lbs. And I felt every pound of it. Reliant on an inhaler, it was nothing for me to sit at home and do nothing for weeks on end. Making up excuses to make people come to me, instead of me going to them. I would up moving from the state I resided in for 7 years, Minnesota, and moving back to my home state of Missouri. My life, effectively changed one night.
It was around October or November of 2010 when I changed my life forever. It was around 10 A.M. roughly and I was half drunk, on my way to another lazy day. Typical, with dreams to become something big. But the initiative to sit on my ass and play video games all day. Not a good recipe for success. As I walked into the bathroom I spotted myself in the mirror. Bloated looking, and in a drunken stupor I asked myself who the fuck I even was anymore. That’s when I poured the liquor out, and stepped my ass on the treadmill and the rest is history. It was tough at first, not knowing what to do. Fruitless Google searches and conflicting arguments had me confused and distraught.I began walking every day and even thought my diet wasn’t the best I did manage to lose 25 lbs in one month.
Now, 15 lbs of that was water weight I had been holding onto but none the less it was still 25 lbs. I had found the website, bodybuilding.com and my life changed even more. I began to cut out chips and candy and soda and all kinds of foods that are bad for you. I began to learn how to properly eat and began losing even more weight.I began to use P90X, for a couple months until I reached around 230 lbs. At which point I learned about supplementation and got a gym membership.I browsed bodybuilding.com, I learned meal plans and how to eat properly. I learned which supplements worked and which didn’t. I learned how to properly work out. After a year and a half I weighed 197 lbs. I hadn’t been under 200 since before High School.
Fast forward a bit, and I had 2 more surgeries. I gained a lot of weight back, but I have also explored other avenues. I am now a certified Life Coach, Holistic Nutritionist and Reiki Master. I have been studying more traditional, and not so modern methods of healing. Weather it be others or self healing. I have also picked up more meditation, crystal/stone work, bioenergetics, Tai Chi, and many more. I strayed, but never did I leave the path. Sometimes life throws curve balls, and sometimes you just swing for the fences and hope you hit one. Here’s to another crazy journey. And I hope you all stick along for the ride. Thank you again, for checking my stuff out.
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