In a nutshell.
Where It Began…
I’m Derek Martina, I was born and raised on the beautiful Caribbean island of Aruba. The island is also known as the “One happy island. Loved the outdoors, the family dog, and having family BBQs at the beach. Running around in the backyard with the dogs were some of the best childhood memories I have. This slowly started to change as I grew up some more.
Around my teenage years I became really aware of my physical appearance. I felt insecure and somewhat misplaced in my class & peers. I became skinny fat first and somewhat chubby there after. Felt very insecure with low self-esteem.
I started working out to impress my crush. It was all about looking good and being fit. I wanted to be the best that I could be.
The more I worked out and focused on nutrition, sleep and relaxation, the more I saw results. While it started as a shallow endeavor it has transformed my life in a much more wholesome manner.
Exercise has since become a huge part of my life. It helps me to stay fit and healthy, and I enjoy the challenge of pushing myself physically.
Every day, I try to do something to improve my health and I’m always striving to reach new goals. Healthy living is an important part of who I am, and I’m grateful that it’s such a big part of my life.
I love being active, fitness, cooking, going on hikes, walks and spending time with friends and in the sun. I also enjoy making people laugh; wit is one of my favorite weapons 😉
There are so many different aspects of health. Making small changes each day can add up to big results over time, and I believe that we can all benefit from living a healthy lifestyle.
I hope that you will join me on this journey as I continue to explore all that it means to be healthy. Are you ready to make some changes in your life?
Let’s do this together!