The Truth About Me
Let’s get right to it. I understand that if I am asking for a bit of your valuable time to read these posts, you deserve to know who I am, what I’m about, and why I’m asking for your attention.
Some of you know me personally, some I’ve met only in passing, and others who I’ve never met may be reading this because someone else mentioned it to you. That said, here are 5 things you should know…
1. My faith is very important to me and is a heavy influence on what I do both personally and professionally. In the past, I’ve been apprehensive about discussing my faith through the TD Fitness channels. I figured my job was to provide health and fitness information and nothing else.
But the truth is that people can get plain old health and fitness information just about anywhere. There are thousands of fitness blogs, websites, and trainers that provide quality information and advice. My goal is to provide accurate, objective, and pertinent advice that’s easy to understand. Being grounded in faith, I know that my ability to do this is a blessing and I want to share this gift with you.
2. I struggle with staying motivated to work out and eat a healthy diet. People see me completing races, triathlons, or other fitness events and assume I live and breathe fitness. But setting a goal to complete a race at a later date motivates me to train for it in the months leading up to the event. It’s something I do to help maintain motivation and challenge myself. Other trainers and avid gym enthusiasts have no problem at all staying motivated and working out religiously. Some talk a good game, but hardly follow the advice they give others.
Neither of these describes me. I know I should workout, but I don’t always. I know I should choose healthier foods over less healthy options, but I don’t always do that either. I do, however, try to find ways to remain healthy and make smart decisions. Maybe you have the same struggles. If so, I hope you can benefit from what I provide through the site.
3. It’s overwhelming, at times, to balance real-life obligations of work and family with staying fit. One thing I’ve learned is that life doesn’t get less busy. I have a military career, a demanding position at work, a family (and a toddler!), and other obligations that compete for my time. When things get hectic, it’s easy (and usually necessary) to sacrifice time on the fitness front to devote attention to other things. The key is in striking the right balance.
You can work toward balance by incorporating small, positive changes that, over time, become healthy habits. If you have trouble carving out an hour to exercise, shoot for 15 or 30 minutes. Even 5 minutes can be beneficial. If you don’t have access to home-cooked healthy meals, then try to limit intake of process foods and opt for fresh fruits and vegetables when you can. Carry healthy snacks with you when you’re away from the house.
4. My family is the most important thing to me on earth. When it comes to motivation, I find it in the ones I love. I’m blessed to have a supporting wife who also values the importance of faith, health and fitness. We find working out together is just as healthy for our relationship as it is for our bodies. But most importantly, we want to stay healthy so we can be here to enjoy and support our daughter for as long as we can. She is a blessing to us, and we don’t take that for granted.
5. I sincerely care about you, your health, and helping others. It’s difficult to relay sincerity via an email or web posting, but I want you to know that this is my passion. We all have gifts and talents, and therefore, responsibilities to help others with those gifts and talents. I’m here to serve you, help others along the way, and hopefully become your trusted advisor for all things fitness. I very much appreciate the opportunity.
Here’s the takeaway…I’m a regular person dealing with real challenges just like you. I care about your health just as I do for those I know and love. My passions are health, fitness, and serving others as a way of giving back for all of the blessings in my life.
If we haven’t met, I hope to meet or chat with you soon. Contact me here.About the Author: Coach T. is an ACE Certified Health Coach and an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer. Follow Coach T. and TD Fitness on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.