Scott James Ries
I was a drunk for over 20 years. My last dance with alcohol was on February 15, 2009. I now use fitness to live a better life. I have 7 DUI's (on record) and have spent over 8 years of my life locked up. I have spent most of my life looking over my shoulder because I created more enemies than I would care to have; to include of course Johnny Law. I own a few snowplows in the surrounding counties near where I live (rhetoric for how much money I have spent in fines). I have struggled with my weight and health due to fast food and beer being my main food groups. I loved smoking cigarettes so much I would call timeout during volleyball to light one up and take a few puffs. Girls, girls, girls. There were too many of them as well. My objective in this book is not to glorify my self-induced troubles which I thought were "good times", but to share with you my testimony. While many of you may be able to relate to the lifestyle I led, some of you have a different set of demons. Whether it is alcohol, drugs, smoking, weight problems, overeating, undereating, gambling, depression, porn or anything causing problems in your major life areas, you can turn it around. If you are human, I would imagine you have asked the "what if" question to yourself many times or "I wish I could be...”. On my road back I have accomplished many achievements of a lifetime. Just a few of them are that I married my wonderful wife Kelly who is truly my better half, soul mate and best friend. I have competed in and completed extreme obstacle courses. At the ripe age of 39 I even won one of the events and finally, I wrote this book. I share my stories with you to give you hope while hopefully giving you a little entertainment as well. My "fun" came at a high price. I don't know if I would change anything though because I am who I am by the Grace of God. I believe I am a better person because of what I have been through. I hope my success inspires you.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.