Too Heavy with Phil Heath
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Late night meal: eggwhites
"the reason why i do all that, put my body through all that is 'cause i love it!"- The GOAT
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."- Khalil Gibran
"there is no substitute for victory."- Douglas MacArthur
"When you're out there partying, horsing around...someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter, and someone is winning."- Arnold
Some bad news from Phil's FB page...
"After last week I'd like to make a big suggestion to all women young and older to remember to get your yearly mammagrams. Breast Cancer is a very important and extremely deadly cancer that is taking many of our young and older women each year. Getting frequent checkups along with checking yourselves is important as early detection is key. Someone may ask, "Why do you care Phil? You're a man and not a woman."
Well, I am posting this as my own wife was hit with Breast Cancer this past week and it has been a crazy week as its been filled with tears and tons of questions. My wife Jennie Heath has stage 1 Breast Cancer and by the grace of God, she was able to get this taken care of quickly due to her own assertiveness. The crazy part is her own Doctor suggested it was nothing and to wait 3 more months. Well Thank God she didn't [wait] as we found this small lump to be cancerous. Jennie is now awaiting more tests and will have surgery very soon to perform a lumpectomy and later double mastectomy which will sideline her from work and some other physical activities for about 4-6 weeks.
She's [Jennie] such an awesome person, as she was hit with something so huge, yet still was able to be vulnerable and allow me and other family & friends to surround her with love, prayers and positivity. I am certain that this will make our family stronger and she will be even more driven than ever.
I want every woman to get checked and every spouse that means us Men/Guys, to be strong for our women as we haven't a clue the terror, pain, fear and frustration our women go through. I will hopefully become some type of Male Rep for Women with Breast Cancer, as their spouses need to understand how to cope with such news. I'm not a professional in this area, but I do know that with my role as Mr. Olympia that I have a voice and will be brothers with all Men whose women/spouses go through this experience.
Oh, before I go, I want to thank my wife Jennie for allowing me to cry and to go through this walk with her. I promise to be strong for you when called upon and weak and sensitive when needed. You go Girl, I'm so proud of you that I dedicate this show [2013 Mr Olympia] to you and you alone because your strength will in fact be mine! I am so lucky to have you in my life and hope and pray we can fight through life's battles and yet LIVE LIFE TOGETHER HAPPILY!"
Best wishes to Phil and his wife