I am very excited to announce that my book, "The Simple and Healthy Food Relationship" will be released within the next week!
The story behind it...
The process of writing a book has been something that has always intimidated me throughout the years. I knew that the task was very possible, but I was never been a bookworm growing up and I felt out of my comfort zone. After all, what did I really have to offer?
I knew that my passion for health and fitness was something that I needed to pass on to more than just my clients at the gym and fellow brothers and sisters in the Fire Department. I could reach lives that I have never met and a book would be that avenue.
Early in the process I kept my writings primarily between myself, my wife and a couple family members. I didn't know if the project would even come to fruition, so I didn't want to tell too many people in case it petered off into nothingness like so many others'.
That's when it hit me- I needed accountability. This accountability wasn't the kind that would call or text me about my progress, but the kind that made others aware that something was going on. Some of the first people I told were my co-workers at the gym: Stacy and Kelli. I knew they probably thought that the idea of a book was farfetched and just another pipe dream. After all, how many people mention that they are going to do something and actually follow up on it?
I knew from that point on, that I needed to write this book not only to prove to myself that I could complete this monumental task but so others may have a better understanding of nutrition. I know that many people forego eating healthy because they are confused about what is good and what is bad, when to eat and why- I needed to write this book for everyday thinking, not just a short-term solution. Nutrition is also a life and death matter- this book could literally change someone's life.
More thoughts came in, more words were written down. Hours of research compiled and scavenged through. Endless questions to my wife Erin had her ready to go crazy after a few months into the project!
The book began to really morph into something neat when I combined the topics of "simplicity" and "relationships." Both terms are something that everyone is familiar with and I was able to witness the drastic change from boring nutritional advice into something creative and fun. The Simple and Healthy Food Relationship was formed.
I was pretty ambitious thinking I was ready to have a book printed in six month's time. However, this process turned into 12 months of multiple revisions, edits and rewrites. Having my editor, Shannon Egan, was a magnificent help as she was able to offer subtle words during the process like "why" and "explain" that fleshed out the sections.
With the original release date being set back in April, I'm glad that it wasn't released then. The book has been improved dramatically since then and I am proud to see the first proof copy sitting in front of me. I did it-
What really matters here is not that I completed this book or the amount of practical nutritional knowledge that you will soon be able to read- it is about what you can do. I know that if I completed something like this book, you can too! You may have no desire to write a book in your life and I totally understand. However, your mountains to climb may be weight loss, making good decisions, eating healthy, being there for your family more- the list goes on.
Know that the process of writing this book has been trying at times. I wanted to give up and let go, but I knew that the end would justify the means. It has. Will I write another book? Right now, I am not sure. Although I do know that I can be proud of the work that I have done and know that it was produced to benefit my fellow man in their everyday struggles.
Please contact with any questions about nutrition or exercise-
I would love to hear your story of perseverance!
Quality Nutrition = Quality Training
Eating smart not only makes your feel better and exercise more efficiently but aids in a lifestyle that is less prone to disease and other health complications.