My name is Mario Samora, I live and work in the Santa Clara, CA. I started this blog because I embarked a life changing journey of health and weight loss in May of 2012. My entire life has been spent being “the big guy” to be honest it never bothered me much until 2011. After college my weight spiraled out of control, before I knew it I was looking at a scale that wouldn’t even speak back. My weight was “error”! Life has always been busy, I never thought much about the consequences of eating anything that I wanted, and because of that I weighed in on 5/22/2012 at 452 pounds. People that know me are shocked to hear that number, most would have never guessed that I weighed that much! At my highest weight I began to notice that I was much less active than years past, all I had energy for was work, dinner and sleep! It began to take a toll on my relationship with my wife. She had to take on a lot around the house with little help from me, we have two small boys so that was not and still is not an easy task and I am forever grateful that she is such a wonderful wife, mother and best friend!
I have since made some significant changes to the way I think about eating, exercising and well…. living in general. Please follow along on my journey. When I started my blog in August of 2012, I thought of it as a tool for myself, a sort of reflection page that I could use to remember my struggle. It has grown into much more than that. After all I have experienced in my life as a “big man” and my new lease on life over the past few years I feel like it was for one reason. I want to inspire others to do what seems impossible. My passion in life has quickly turned to doing whatever I can to help, inspire and motive people who are just like to me be better versions of themselves. We are all capable of living a healthy life, sometimes you just need to be inspired! “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” – Vincent Lombardi Thank you so very much for taking the time to follow my story. Mario Samora