Hey there! Thanks so much for visiting my site! My name is Colin Brown and I am a Veterinarian and Health, Fitness and Nutrition addict. I have always been somewhat obsessed with working out and eating healthy. I am far from perfect when it comes to clean eating – I do have quite the sweet tooth and love my cookies, baked goods, and bread – and I am hopelessly addicted to anything with peanut butter in it. I love searching for and trying and sharing healthy treats and recipes. Because after all, we should be able to enjoy life’s little pleasures and indulge once in a while. I believe in moderation and cheat meals and I like to say that I eat 100% clean, 80% of the time. This allows me to enjoy the foods I like in moderation and still get the results I am after.
My education consists of a BSc degree in Biological Science and Nutrition and a DVM in Veterinary Medicine. After high school I wanted to be a personal fitness trainer so I took various courses and training but soon discovered it was hard to make a living as a personal trainer without a big name for yourself. I have always been an Entrepreneur at heart and hummed and hawed about opening my own nutrition/fitness store but realized I was short on money to start my own business. So I decided to head back to school, got my degree in Biological Science and Nutrition and then, like so many others, wondered what I should do with my degree. So I decided to pursue my passion for helping animals through veterinary medicine. Getting into school was tough but after a lot of volunteering and gathering veterinary experience I was accepted into vet school. Up until this point I had kept up with my health and fitness and was still obsessed with being healthy and eating right. But vet school is a very demanding schedule and slowly I started to lose my habits of eating right and staying healthy. As I got busier and busier, I stopped going to the gym and stopped eating clean and healthy. I had adopted the habits of a busy student and lost my obsession with health and fitness. This did not make me happy but I was dedicated to putting all my time and effort into the veterinary profession. I graduated vet school exhausted, out of shape and not happy with my health and fitness or my job. I truly believe that life is too short to settle for anything less than exactly what you want out of your life.
And I believe that you need to have the courage to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. So I quit my job. I didn’t even think twice about it because I was unhappy. And funny, that’s when I found Beachbody. I saw an opportunity to get back into the best shape of my life, help others along the way, and earn an income doing so. Perfect! I was all in!
What has happened since then is the result of me going after exactly what I wanted and what made me happy. I did not settle for something that did not make me happy. Nothing changes if nothing changes, right? I ended up getting in the best shape of my life, winning the Beachbody Challenge contest, growing my Beachbody business, starting another small veterinary business and I now work mostly from home with a lifestyle that I would never give up. I work for myself. I make my own schedule and my own hours. I can take vacations whenever I want. Yes I work hard but I work hard for me – not anyone else. And there is a big difference in designing your own life plans, or falling into someone else’s and working for them. I have struggled to find my calling in life and I truly believe that some things happen for a reason. When an opportunity is presented to you and it just feels right and you are passionate about it, then don’t let that slip away.
Anyway, on the lighter side of things, I have an amazing girlfriend, Bianca, and we have 5 cats and a dog! If you haven’t guessed, Bianca is a veterinarian as well lol. Throughout vet school I was affectionately known as the “crazy cat guy.” We are both very passionate about animal welfare and I have some big ideas that I am planning on setting into action in order to contribute in a bigger way to the welfare of animals. Keep tuned for more info!
I am here to help in any way that I can so if you have any fitness or nutrition or veterinary questions or if you want to make a big change in your life then please feel free to send me a message any time. I would love to chat with you and help you get started on your health journey. I believe if you change your lifestyle then you will never have to diet again and a healthy lifestyle change can completely transform your life, not just on the outside. I’m a pretty normal and down to earth guy so don’t be afraid to send me an email and we can chat on the phone if you want. Sometimes I feel that email and messaging is so impersonal these days. I’m a real person and I’m here for you if you need my help.
Becoming a Beachbody Coach in December 2013 is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has transformed my life and it has transformed me on the inside. I have met some of the most amazing people and we are all working toward one common goal: improving and developing our own lives and the lives of others. I am always looking for people to join my team – I’d love to hear from you if you think you might be interested!