I consider myself the "average guy" who is on this path of self-discovery. Along the way I decided that I want to make a difference, especially in the areas of health and fitness. It's all about that journey for all of us and I'm no different.
As the son of a career soldier and a Japanese mother, I've had the advantage of traveling the world as a child and living in many different areas. While I don't have what anyone would consider 'roots" to any one area, I do look at myself as lucky. Learning about different cultures, even within the United States, has expanded my perception.
From early on in my life I was exposed to the healthy side of life as well as the unhealthy side. My father was a life-long smoker and lived his life unhealthy. I remember him saying how much he hated to eat spinach as well as many other veggies. It was no wonder that he suffered from many cardiovascular diseases which led to his passing in 1983 under the age of 50.
Just as I was lucky in being exposed to many cultures, I was also lucky to see both sides of health. My Japanese uncle, Keiji, represents what one could be like when living a healthy lifestyle. Even into his late 90s he showed vibrancy. Seeing so many sides of life led me to look at my own. I did manage to serve in the Marines and the Los Angeles Police Department. I love action and fitness was part of repertoire in both lines of work.
I've made my fair share of mistakes. Even in health and fitness. Like I said earlier, I'm like the average guy. Yet, I went on a quest to want to learn more, especially in the area of how we think and believe. My question became, "What is that driving factor that leads us to do what we do?"