I've been away for many months. It has done me good. A little focus on the things that are truly important in life never hurts. I've made gains physically and I would say emotionally that can only help me further myself on my quest for physique excellence. I still lift with intensity and unfailingly strict form, which keeps me honest. I recently got down to my leanest since my last show in Spring 2010. I promptly sabotaged myself and have been feeling a little frustrated nutritionally. However, I realise a come back from many years of abusing food is not a one step journey. This time the 'blip' was shorter and I have taken control of the reins a little sooner. I feel positive about that. I recently ventured into the world of judging and was privileged to judge a local NGA (natural) bodybuilding, figure, mens physique and bikini physique show. That was an eye opener. I'm looking forward to expanding my experience in that department. Really, I just feel blessed to be living my life.