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Paul said he had a true awakening one fateful day in August of 2012. He went to the doctor on the 15th of August and weighed in at a shocking 369.69 lbs. Paul says he will never forget that number, nor the ride to work that day as he had a true epiphany of what he had to do: it was a choice between living life or giving up. At that time, he knew he had to make huge changes or he wouldn’t be around to make the changes. On August 16, 2012, Paul began his journey to lose weight and get on the path to healthy living at Atlas Personal Trainers. He didn’t just have to diet, he had to battle obstacles such as sclerosis of the liver and other medical blocks that came with being overweight. It was through the support of his loved ones and the sheer will to push himself even harder that he approached one of his biggest goals yet. On November 12, 2016, Paul walked on stage for his very first bodybuilding competition with Team Atlas! Four years of perseverance have led him to achieve countless fitness goals and this is another milestone marking his success to date. The Atlas family watched Paul hit the stage for the first time at the USBF show on November 12, 2016 in York, PA. Congratulations to Paul. You are a huge inspiration!