C: What is it about Elliott Hulse that really stood out to you? Is he someone that you look up to?
V: Elliott Hulse has a lot of useful knowledge and has a way of speaking that really clicks. I used to look up to him when I first started. I don't look up to him as much anymore as I'm further on my own journey and relate a bit less. Since everyone's body is so different it makes it difficult to find someone to look up to in such a direct way.
C: Who else do you look to for inspiration?
V: Now I am very self-motivated person although I still get inspiration from different YouTubers and random speakers.
C: What does your typical day look like?
V: I usually do a small job unloading trucks in the morning around 7 am. Once I finish the job I have breakfast and get to work on my personal goals. After eating, I usually read and work. This typically includes doing just about anything I think is beneficial towards accomplishing these goals-- researching, brainstorming new ideas, talking with others about their fitness goals and providing advice, etc. After I accomplish my daily goals, I hit the gym around 7 pm, workout, then head back home to finish working on any daily goals I didn't accomplish. After I finish, I head off to bed. Sometimes it's around 12 am, sometimes it's 4 am. Haha.
C: What does your typical gym routine look like?
V: My gym routine is pretty basic when you actually look it:
Monday - Chest and triceps
Tuesday - Back and biceps
Wednesday - Legs
Thursday - Either chest or back or both. It depends how my body feels.
Friday - Arms and shoulders
Weekends - If I end up going to the gym, I always do legs.
C: Do you diet or watch what you eat?
V: I actually don’t have a strict diet. I never have, but I haven't really had to change my diet due to my high metabolism. On the other hand, I am conscious of what I put in my body. I just avoid certain things: I hate sweets. So I don't eat any sweets, I don't drink soda, I don't eat fried foods and I've cut back on salt.
C: How has your mindset changed since you started your journey?
V: My mindset really shifted once I realized exactly what I wanted to accomplish. I started to understand that setting up unrealistic time frames to accomplish goals can lead to disappointment. You have to focus on the journey itself not the end goal--one step at a time.