Abortion, adoption, drugs and soul searching, Fitting In has it all. An inspiring story-line of one family’s hard decisions on abortion and adoption to one mans struggles with fame, fortune, drugs and an identity. In his first comprehensive biography, Greg Ryan gets personal with his audience on the versatile mind while entertaining, at large, into the details of his private life of intimate friendships, warm companionship, and of the increasingly visible public life he was drawn towards. Based on the broad research within his own life, Greg Ryan takes full swing on the discussion of educating ourselves on just who we are, embracing it and using it to empower others. It’s the journey to find our own acceptance; of which, Greg Ryan knows plenty about. Understanding is the first step to acceptance and only with acceptance can there be a true recovery.
From an adopted son of a rural Michigan family to a national icon in the modern fitness world, Greg Ryan found himself amidst his own treasure hunt for an identity & acceptance in the world around him. A professional athlete swept away by the promising allure of fame and fortune by an obsession of modeling, muscles and medically enhanced drugs. His “anything goes – no one knows” mentality came crashing down only to be saved by the one who hurt him the most. With a nationwide audience in high anticipation of this fitness moguls struggle, Greg Ryan set’s the table on how to become a champion of it all. You will be able to explore the confines of a real life story on fighting who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. Learning we must embrace and accept who we are and appreciate who we become. Loving ourselves for what and who we are, and believing in our talents for a strengthened future.
Take a ticket and go for a ride with a man who suggests, to never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. To make it your strength so it can never be your weakness and to armor yourself in it, so it will never be used to hurt you. Fitting In explores the importance of accepting that you are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. Sane or insane. Saints or addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. It’s a book meant to inspire ourselves into our own acceptance and begin a true recovery to invent something better.
Do I deserve it? Not my place to answer that. Am I worth a healthier and more enjoyable confident way of life, absolutely? At the core, it is about “Value.” Losing weight, body-fat, diabetes, blood pressures, all the things I was struggling with, the thing that interfered the most in me getting healthier was a lack of “self-deserving” attitude. Once accepted, things seem to fall into place.” — Bill
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