A little update

I haven’t updated this site in a few days, so I wanted to do a brief one for those who check this site out. I haven’t updated here because I’ve been sick (stomach bug), coupled with not a lot of news over the past few days. So here is a little update on what’s happening…

I am reworking the entire structure and website for my wellness business star of dawn wellness. I have had some major, life-altering ideas to better serve my clients with it and I want to immediately begin building on them. These are very exciting times for us!

I am also awaiting my AncestryDNA results, which are in the DNA extraction phase at the moment. It should be a week or two before I have the final results, but once I do, I will post them here. I am nervous and excited to see what they find, mainly because I’ve never known my father or his side of the family (though I have it on the family tree on Ancestry). 

My art website is also getting a makeover, mainly in the way my art is presented and with an only shop to buy pieces. After selling over 200 pieces of art, all originals, around the world, I see this to be an important step to take in sharing my works. 

Finally, I got a new fitness watch, by MorePro and it is phenomenal in keeping track of my workouts and exercises, sleep, and walking. $50 on Amazon and I absolutely love it, my wife and kids want one too. 

I just finished my first virtual race!


I just finished my first virtual race! I did the battle miles 2miler, 20 burpees, which was 1 mile, 10 burpees, 1 mile 10 burpees. Now if you know me, you know I have a badly injured spine (and still workout through the pain), and today…I did it in 9 minutes, 5 seconds. I am so proud of myself honestly…

Five months ago I would have half died and not been able to complete this challenge, after 3-4 months of working out, I’m looking at 5k runs and bike rides!

Virtual races are really amazing fun, and at the end you’re getting a medal that says you completed it. My first medal is on the way, I am planning on getting many more in the future and building up a collection. This is my midlife crisis and I couldn’t have picked a better one honestly!

About five months ago I was all about fitteness pizza in my face, now I am about fitness, for myself and to inspire my kids to a healthy lifestyle. I have gotten told, “You’re going to die anyway, why waste your time,” but it’s not about death, it’s about living!

I want to be able to walk and jog into my 60’s and 70’s, to be healthy and fit to eliminate a lot of health conditions. I want to live my best life, not a half-life of being hardly able to walk or to have a ton of avoidable health conditions. I do it for my kids, for my wife (who also works out), but most of all I do it for myself.

Every mile on my bike, a pump of weights, swing of the kettlebell, and kick in martial arts is for me, to be a better version of me. I have my four kids and my wife, the lovely Lady Samantha, behind me cheering me on, so I know I can tackle anything!