I have played sports my whole life and have loved every minute of it. But it was during my time as guard for the Lexington High School freshman football team that I realized I was a) too small and weak to play on the offensive line, and b) too slow and clumsy to play anything else. In other words, football– and overall fitness– was not my thing. I therefore decided to take things into my own hands and began focusing on ways to improve my health and athleticism: lifting weights, running (for fun– imagine that!), and eating well. I owe my coach big time for making me see stars after a few simple wind sprints; it was at that moment that I permanently changed for the better.I’m no Lance Armstrong now, but since then fitness has become one of my primary passions. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about what choices I can make that will improve my mind, body, and spirit. I now enjoy the taste of brown rice over white. Getting adequate sleep and staying hydrated is always a priority. And going to the gym is no longer a chore, but rather something I do to make me happy. And trust me, if I don’t do it, my friends and family will reap the consequences of my crankiness.Besides enjoying an active lifestyle, I am also a huge lover of music and have played the drums for about 10 years. I look forward to moving to New York City (in the next few months!) so I can experience all the music, fitness, and food the city has to offer.My most troublesome weakness is... I often (unfortunately) doubt my ability to achieve my desired results, and it usually hampers my progress both in and out of the gym. That, and Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar ice cream. What a killer.I'm looking forward to learning more about... In a word: everything. In more than one word: fitness tips and tricks, how to make creative and inspiring recipes, new health trends, ways to inspire oneself, and all the ways in which people everywhere make themselves happy.