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Old 07-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

I was a drunk for over 20 years. My last dance with alcohol was on February 15, 2009. I now use fitness to live a better life. I have 7 DUI's (on record) and have spent over 8 years of my life locked up. I have spent most of my life looking over my shoulder because I created more enemies than I would care to have; to include of course Johnny Law. I own a few snowplows in the surrounding counties near where I live (rhetoric for how much money I have spent in fines). I have struggled with my weight and health due to fast food and beer being my main food groups. I loved smoking cigarettes so much I would call timeout during volleyball to light one up and take a few puffs. Girls, girls, girls. There were too many of them as well. My objective in this book is not to glorify my self-induced troubles which I thought were "good times", but to share with you my testimony. While many of you may be able to relate to the lifestyle I led, some of you have a different set of demons. Whether it is alcohol, drugs, smoking, weight problems, overeating, undereating, gambling, depression, porn or anything causing problems in your major life areas, you can turn it around. If you are human, I would imagine you have asked the "what if" question to yourself many times or "I wish I could be.... On my road back I have accomplished many achievements of a lifetime. Just a few of them are that I married my wonderful wife Kelly who is truly my better half, soul mate and best friend. I have competed in and completed extreme obstacle courses. At the ripe age of 39 I even won one of the events and finally, I wrote this book. I share my stories with you to give you hope while hopefully giving you a little entertainment as well. My "fun" came at a high price. I don't know if I would change anything though because I am who I am by the Grace of God. I believe I am a better person because of what I have been through. I hope my success inspires you. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Re: Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

Congratulations on your turn around.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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Re: Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

Thank you very much!
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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Re: Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

Wow!! Great story!! Very happy!! Keep on fighting the good fight!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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Thanx Brotha!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:43 AM   #6
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Re: Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

I don't think it's EVER too late. Im sure a lot of people have their own relative difficulties, temptations, and issues. However, nothing is done about it. Hope for the best in your newly rejuvenated life.!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #7
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Re: Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

It's never too late indeed. It's a bigger problem than we might even conceive. There are lots of reasons to change, but none more important than to stop hurting others. I give sole credit to God who with, all things are possible. Crossfit rocks!
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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Re: Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

Good for you Scott, and thanks for sharing. Stay with it and keep improving everyday. Keep kickin ***!!
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Thank you Sefton! Best wishes to you and yours.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #10
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Re: Felon to fit. Prisoner to prize winner.

Awesome job brother! Phi 4:13 has been a guiding scripture for me for quite some time now. Keep it up and keep inspiring others!
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