Everyone has heard the saying, “The older the wiser”. And it’s damn true. Looking back on my life, I know that I have made mistakes, but they have made me a stronger man and I do not regret making them. I do have one regret, that is that I truly wish I had taken better care of my body.
I always took it for granted that I would be young forever. And I put my body through hell. Amateur wrestling for 20 years. Pro Wrestling for 17 years. That has taken a huge toll on my body. Now that I’m 47 years old, I definitely feel the pain of the 37 years I’ve given to wrestling. There was a time when I was packing on weight to look bigger, lifting very heavily and taking “special” supplements that made it easier to attain my goals. Before a match, I wouldn’t bother to warm up, but would just jump 3 times in the air, slap my hands 3 times and run out to wrestle. I had many injuries because of that carelessness.
I still love to wrestle and entertain the fans. But I know there will be a day when I can’t do it anymore. And I realize I need to live the rest of my life as healthy as possible so I can take care of my wife and kids, not to mention play with the little ones until they get older.
So I am taking care of my body the way I should, and it has helped me to do the things I want to do now. I’m eating better, stretching every day doing DDP Yoga, training smarter and doing the things necessary to live the rest of my life healthy. I wish I had done all of these things throughout my pro wrestling career. But now it’s about longevity, and luckily, I changed my lifestyle early enough to make sure of it. Thank GOD!
Soon I will be coming out with a book about the so-called “secrets” of living a healthy long life. Make sure you pick up a copy and start focusing on your health early, as early as possible. Like right now! Life is not only about what you accomplish, but about how many good, healthy years you have. So live healthy now, and you won’t regret it like I did. Plus life will FEEL so much better. It’s damn true!