My name is Troy Keegan. I am a known ex-athlete from the Sandusky area and now I am a police officer. I am a 6-foot, 290-pound, 40-year-old who needs some discipline installed into my life.
I work a 12-hour night shift in which I drive an hour each way. Add three very active kids who play multiple sports and you have a father who has very little time to eat, sleep and work out.
My eating habits are atrocious. I have no set schedule when I eat or what I eat. Due to time constraint, I usually pick up fast food because it is easy to eat and drive. Not only is this not healthy, it is costing me a great deal of money.
I don’t only want to do this for myself. I believe I owe it to my family and co-workers as well. As far as my family goes, I want to live a healthier lifestyle so I can be more of a positive role model for my children. I have the sports knowledge, but I want to have the energy to get out there and show them physically.
My wife has been patient with my weight gain, but she should not have to endure it any longer. Due to a knee injury I put on 50 pounds and my body did not respond well to the lack of activity.
My job is our family’s lifeline. We need me to be able to work in order for us to live the lifestyle we do. I’m getting to the point where my body is getting in the way of me doing my job safely.
I know police don’t always look busy, but when it’s time to go, we have to be ready. I have to go up and down hills for accidents. I have to sometimes chase people who don’t want to get caught after breaking the law. The list goes on, but after the hill climb, I have to be able to help an injured person or after the chase, I have to defend myself and others. It’s hard to perform these types of tasks when you’re gasping for air or just fatigued.
In conclusion, I am reaching out for some professional help. I want to be able to compete again and this contest is a win-win situation for me. I would train extremely hard to win this competition, but if I don’t win the competition, I still believe I would win a battle with life.