About The Author

I’m not a fitness expert. I am not a pastor. I am not a psychologist. My degree is in business and I graduated from a public university just one year ago. Heck, I’m not even a writer. Lucky for me, I’m in love with an absolutely beautiful, Christian girl who is a very talented English teacher, so I have her to keep me in check with a sharp eye and a red pen.

My name is Thomas. I’m a 22-year-old marketing coordinator in central Iowa and I’m simply curious. I was an athlete in high school but I wasn’t a standout and didn’t see much time on the field or the court. I’m a 5’10”, 165 pound normal dude. I’ve never had any serious health issues or been badly overweight; I’ve just realized that I feel better when I stay in shape.

I have been surrounded by the health and fitness industry from a young age. My mother is a registered dietician with over 30 years of experience (my sister is in the process of becoming one as well). My mom would bring her clients by our house, so I learned the importance of eating healthy and exercising regularly. And I want to help other regular people feel better and lead happier lives by doing the same. I have been getting more interested and involved in the health and fitness field as I’ve gotten older (and my metabolism is slowing) and I will continue to dig deep and use my resources to present you with proven scientific research from real professionals.

Lastly, I’m not an outstanding Christian. I have grown up in a great church family and I’ve felt God working for me my whole life. I’m truly blessed and I know that. On the flip side, I have rarely (if ever) worked for God. My own church in Des Moines, Iowa, would tell you that I was hardly there after being confirmed at 16. I’d go to church only when it was convenient for my schedule, and I’d pray only if I had a big test the next day or needed something that would benefit me personally. Not all of my Facebook pictures are clean, I’ve drank on too many weeknights, and my past isn’t always something I’m proud of. This journey to total health will hopefully bring me closer to God, and I believe that will lead to a much more satisfying life. However, it won’t be easy and I’m a little nervous about doing this publicly. But I do feel God working on me right now, and I think He is trying to prove a point through me. As I said, I’m not an expert in any field that this journey deals with. I think He loves that. I think He is using a regular guy like me to prove that He can work through anybody, and that’s why I’m so excited to see where this goes.

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