What’s Your Workout? Patrick Sweazy

» What is your workout schedule?

“Sunday, chest and triceps; Monday, shoulders; Tuesday, biceps and back; Wednesday, legs; Thursday, chest and triceps; Friday, shoulders; Saturday, biceps and back. Abs and core every day of the week. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, run a 5K.”

» What is your favorite workout to do and why?

“Biceps just barely above chest. I love the feeling of being swollen after a really hard workout in both, but your arms is what people notice about you when you are working out, and I want to work hard all the time to get them bigger.”

» Where do you work out, and what do you like about that place?

“Anytime Fitness in Scottsburg. The Anytime Fitness staff there are all great people. If you have a question about something, they are always there to help. Also, a lot of my friends are members there and are always comparing exercises and supplements.”

» What do you eat or avoid eating to be healthy?

“I stick to a high-protein diet and healthy foods. I eat mostly baked chicken, egg whites, jasmine rice, steak and vegetables. I try to stay away from the foods with bad carbs in them, like pizza and junk foods. All my meals cook right then or are pre-made, and I never eat fast food or prepacked food with high sodium levels. I have not had even a sip of pop going on three years this September. I drink over a gallon of water a day, and I have milk for breakfast and my protein shake, and occasionally, I have a G2 Gatorade to keep hydrated.”

» What are your fitness goals?

“My goal is to be in amazing physical shape. I really don’t have a specific goal that I want to reach. I know I will never be completely satisfied because if you are, that means you have no reason to push yourself any further or strive to be better than you are at that point. I will continue to keep pushing myself and training hard day in and day out.”

» What are some fitness goals that you have achieved that you’re proud of?

“January 1, 2014, I weighed 240 pounds. I made a goal that I wanted to weigh under 200 pounds by the end of the year. I pushed myself hard and continued to work every single day, no matter how hard it got. I changed my eating habits completely and made a new lifestyle. May 13, 2014, I made it down to 153 pounds. I shocked myself I made it that far, but I had my goal, and I still wasn’t satisfied when I got there, so that’s why I kept going further.”

» Are you training for any type of event, such as a marathon, triathlon, etc.? If so, what does your training or routine involve?

“I will be training for the Muddy Fanatic coming up this September. This is a 5K with body-challenging obstacles every quarter- to half-mile throughout the race meant to push your body to the max physically while running a 5K.

“My training for this will be running nine miles a week, along with more cardio and physical routines in the gym.”

» How does exercising make you feel?

“Working out makes me feel better about myself. When I go work hard and see results, it becomes an addiction. It is almost a second