For those of you who came to this page anticipating a story about how I was severely overweight or that I magically lost 100lbs in a year, I am sorry to let you down. Truth is, practicing good personal health and fitness wasn’t something I worried about too often for most of my life.
It was something that came easy to me, almost like I was born with it.
For as long as I can remember, I played every sport that was available to me, soccer, basketball, track, skiing and karate. I wasn’t always the best at these sports but every single season of every single school year you would find me on a field, court or dojo. And if it were summer, you’d find me at a boy scout camp, hiking, camping or canoeing down a river. I loved every second of it. I’ve been skydiving and always enjoy a good rush of thrill and excitement.
In college, I turned to the gym and lifting weights to fulfill my constant desire to be active along with playing intramural soccer. I never did any of it to have a ‘perfect’ body; in fact, I never thought about that at all. I graduated with a BS and a MS in Civil Engineering.
At the end of 2017, I suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), found myself minutes away from dying. Subsequently this accident changed my outlook on health and fitness. Within a couple months filled with good and bad days, rest, and physical therapy, I found my mental health and cognitive functions weren’t recovering as fast as my physical fitness. I turned to a variety of TBI articles, podcasts and videos on how changing my nutrition could benefit me and aid in my recovery process. Through a good amount of research and testing different diets, I found a nutritional lifestyle that works best for me, enhancing my life both physically and mentally. This has shined a new light on the way I look at health, fitness and life itself.
I started to make health and fitness a priority and found myself dedicating every moment that I had researching health and fitness related topics and studying scientific articles. I gained a lot of knowledge about fitness and nutrition, have made great progress with my own health and I feel better than ever.
Consequently, I am so excited with what I have learned that I want to share this knowledge with everyone. Becoming an ACTION-certified personal trainer, with a certificate in sports nutrition has allowed me to learn how to best share my knowledge to others and help them change their lives as well.
Fitness not only makes you stronger physically, but also mentally. It is so much more than working towards your dream physique, it is about getting more disciplined and getting used to pushing and challenging yourself on a daily basis - aspects that will transfer to other areas of your life.
I would love to influence as many people as I could to live a more confident, happier, and healthier lifestyle. No matter your goals, whether it be to build muscle, lose fat, gain confidence, live healthier, just committing to something at a higher level is the best thing you can do for yourself. I know how good it feels to physically and mentally see progress you’ve worked for. And it’s something nobody can ever take from you.