Hi and welcome! I’m Byron.

 

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I’m a husband, dad, and now a blogger (Never thought I would say that). This is my family Barbara, Brianna, & Bryce!

 

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Between work as a program analyst, wife’s crazy work schedule, kid’s sports almost everyday after school, then throw in a long commute each day, I stay pretty busy. I have an absolute love for food. Raised in “The Magnolia State” (Mississippi), I love Cajun cuisine and pretty much anything smothered or fried. You know what they say “You can take the boy out of the South but you can’t take the South out of the boy.” Or however it goes…

From throwing a shot put and discus on my high school track team to running miles on top of miles in the Marine Corps, trying to keep fit has been part of my life the past couple of years. I definitely enjoy getting up bright and early to get a nice 40 min workout in before heading off to work. Living in Southern California, there is no reason for not getting any physical activity in because it is pretty much nice weather year round.

Now, this wasn’t always the case. I was the fat kid growing up and was called everything from fat, overweight, hefty, chunky, and swole (like a permanent bee sting). I remember my mom having to get my clothes from the “husky” section at JCPenney growing up. They must have known I was going to be a big kid because as a toddler someone in my family came up with the nickname Hogbear. What in the world is a hogbear? As I got older, my uncles tried to make it sound cooler like “How is the biggest bear doing today? Or Say Hog, can you help me out this weekend? Oh well, I lived through it and I guess those are the things that have made me the man I am today. And I can still laugh about it.

The reason for starting this blog is to encourage busy moms and dads to keep pushing towards their fitness goals. Whether it is that person who is just starting out or just someone struggling with eating the last piece of cheesecake, I want to inspire each and every person to keep going. With so much negativity in the world, it is pretty easy to give up or give in when things aren’t working out the way you planned. I figured, why not try and inspire others whether it is a story, a joke, a picture or just a simple quote. Sometimes all you need is that little extra uumpf to help get you through the day.

 

Stay On The Grind…

 

10 thoughts on “Why I’m “On The Grind”

  1. Embracing what you’re passionate about whether it’s seen as socially cool or not is good. The joy of being able to pursue one’s passions is wonderful!

  2. This is awesome. Time is the one thing I wish we could manufacture more of cause it always seems to run out. But at the end of the day ya have to find time where there is none. Thanks for the motivation. Its always good to have folks to draw inspiration from. 🙂

    1. Bria, managing time was probably the hardest for me to manage. From finding time to work out to having enough time to cook dinner at night, it has been a work in progress. Thanks for checking out the site!

  3. Beautifully written! I love the name “On the Grind”…that is how it feels being a parent, working professional and trying to stay fit. Congrats 🙂 Looking forward to more!

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