Goodbye Andy

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” - Harriet Beecher-Stowes

This weekend a friend in the fitness industry died, Andy Haman. I wasn’t Andy’s best friend but I would bump into Andy many times in the last 20 years. And each time he always had a smile for me and something funny to share. I am thankful for people like Andy who did such a wonderful job entertaining all those around him. I am thankful that he seemed to be close to his son and his family. His family always seemed to be the most important to him. 

I can tell by Andy’s energy that he was genuinely happy and wanted to share that with those around him. Maybe this is why he and I got alone well, even though we never really hung out or called on one another for anything other than an occasional laugh at a contest or to take a funny picture together from time to time. 

I didn’t know Andy that well, but I know a good spirit when I meet one. And Andy was a good one. Thank you for what you have contributed to this life Andy. Thank you for always offering a smile and a good word. Thank you for showing me and others that sometimes a good laugh is better than anything else. Now you truly are Mr. Incredible! I hope your next adventure is as big as you are! Thank you for sharing my friend. 

I wish love and peace to all of Andy’s family, friends and fans. I believe everything happens for good reasons in this life. I don’t know what they all are all the time, but I know they are all good. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And so are each one of you.I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. And so are each one of you.

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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.