To sum it up, I’m a huge fitness/health/nutrition/wellness nut. I started The Dynamic Life because I’m insanely passionate about all of these things. Everyone has a passion – what you think about, read about, what you want to learn about, what you just can’t get enough of. For me, it’s human wellness.
I’m not a doctor, physical therapist, personal trainer, or nutritionist (yet). But I have learned about and put into practice so many elements of “wellness” over the past fifteen years of my life and my aim is to share that with you so that you too may benefit from a healthy manner of living.
As a typical American male, I grew up playing every sport I could possibly get in to. All of those athletic pursuits served as the birth of my lifelong passion. I’m 30 years young and I am still very competitive in sports. I play rugby in two separate leagues at the highest level in the United States – The Rugby Super League (RSL) and the American National Rugby League (AMNRL). In recent years, I have represented the U.S. in international competition in Australia and South America, and my teams continue to be quite competitive in the domestic competitions.
I’m also a triathlete and marathoner. I’ve completed several triathlons over the past three seasons, including the NYC Triathlon and The Philadelphia Marathon on November 21, 2010. I crushed Philly and ran a 3:09, which was fast enough to qualify me for the Boston Marathon. With the increased training, I have been learning so much more and I hope I can pass some of that along to all of you in a valuable way.
Although in no way an evangelistic health-food maniac, I do believe in eating well and treating my body well. Eating well is hugely rewarding for me – both intrinsically and extrinsically. When I eat well, I feel well. When I eat poorly, I feel crummy. It’s pretty simple. I’m by no means a perfect eater and I am learning more and more about this topic literally every day. The body is an amazing machine and I am fascinated by the way it reacts, positively or negatively to every little thing we put into it. I sincerely believe that one of single largest problems with the human race is our extremely poor diet. One of my goals in life is to help people learn about healthy eating and healthy living so they may live a more fruitful life. This blog is the beginning of me realizing that goal.
On top of all that, I am a huge believer in the mind-body connection. It amazes me how large of a role the mind plays in how our bodies react to healthy living. It’s very powerful. I hope to learn a lot more about this and put more of it into practice as well.
But that’s enough about me. What I am trying to say is that I feel like I have learned so much over the course of my life and, although by no means do I claim to be an expert, I feel I can truly help people to realize a more healthy lifestyle and an overall better way of living.
Thanks for joining me on this journey and I look forward to learning as much from you as I hope to teach…