Why I Compete: Akeem Leviston

Your preparation, effort and attitude are all that you can control, end results aren’t up to you. To me, maximizing the way you prepare, your effort and attitude is what competing is.

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

Akeem Leviston from Rusk (TX), now living in the DFW working as a HSFB coach and teacher.

2. What’s a typical day look like for you?

In pre-season camp I’m at the school by 6:15am for meetings and practice and then home around 2pm. Once school starts, I’m at school around 7:15-7:30am and return home about the 7:30-8pm in the evening.

3. How did you get started on your current fitness journey?

Nothing extraordinary, a lot of coaches neglect their bodies because our schedules are pretty full. I’m around young kids and as a former collegiate athlete I don’t want the gap between my current self, the kids and my old self to get too big.

4. What’s one goal you’re currently training for?

Take my weight from 230 down to 215.

5. What’s one life goal you’re currently pursuing outside of fitness?

To become a head football coach in the Dallas metroplex before I’m 35.

6. What does it mean to you to Compete Every Day?

Your preparation, effort and attitude are all that you can control, end results aren’t up to you. To me, maximizing the way you prepare, your effort and attitude is what competing is.

7. What is one obstacle you are proud you’ve overcome on your journey?

I would look back to my time playing QB in college. I competed for the starting job and lost after lengthy battle. Later I was given the opportunity to be the starter and never looked back to the teammate who once beat me.

8. What/who do you compete for?

The last name given to me by my daddy. I work hard to keep it just as good as when he gave it to me.

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