Scott McCreight, 46
I have cerebral palsy and it affects the entire right side of my body. I wanted to drop some weight, alter my diet and gain muscle safely for the long term. After two dedicated years with a very good trainer, I am down to 163 pounds and 13 percent body fat. Much of my work was focused on core muscle strengthening and developing a balanced right side. These muscles are now more fully developed, allowing me to do things most people take for granted, such as using my right hand to start my car and shooting a pistol right-handed. I no longer know what my actual limitations are when it comes to cerebral palsy and muscle development. We are rewriting the book on what I, and potentially others with similar muscle challenges, can do. I have never been satisfied with "no, you can’t do that" as an answer. I am always striving to reach and achieve what may seem impossible to others! That’s why I think life is an adventure — in my case, Scott’s Adventures.
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