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    Posted December 2, 2013 by
    Jefferson 44047, Ohio
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    CNN Fit Nation: 2014 Triathlon Challenge

    Be the Best You Can Be


    My title relects one of my favorite sayings and my message to the world - be the best you can be. That's all!
    Hi, I'm Chris Martello and I know there's more in me to be a better, stronger, and healthier person. Wouldn't many of our healthcare problems be resolved if we all would strive to be "the best we could be?"
    Next month I will be 64 years old. My passion is to teach healthy cooking. After working in various healthcare facilities as a dietitian I find owning the Herb Garden School of Cooking and B&B enables me to reach people on a better level. We live in Jefferson, Ohio which is pretty much a hour from any large city.
    I try to take care of myself not only because I feel so much better, but because I want to set an example. It is so disheartening to see so many illnesses related to poor lifestyles. Being accepted for your Six Pack Team and part of what Dr. Gupta stands for would be my ultimate "Best I Can Be."
    I have already started training fo a week-long cycling trip next June. It will be my ninth year of participation. We will ride about 50 miles each day for a week.
    Each year it reminds me of possibilities and the beauty of discipline. For that one week I go to bed exhausted yet feeling such accomplishment.
    I had the ironic pleasure of meeting some of your CNN staff on a beach in Key West a couple months ago. We cheered at the arrival of Diana Nyad as she completed her swim from Cuba. She also is 64 years old! I will forever be inspired by her commitment and her words:
    You're never to old,
    Don't give up.
    and - It takes a team. Dr Gupta - choose me for your team!
    Our human bodies are amazing. I applaud this Fit Nation mission. I am willing and committed to show you what this body can do!!

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