We’d like to recognize our Lemoine Wellness Champion of the Month for July – Dylan Malbrough!
For those of you who don’t know, Dylan began working with us in the fall of 2015 as an Operations Intern at Patrick Taylor Hall. He has been working as a LEAP Project Engineer for the past two years and is currently closing Matherne’s Market at Nicholson Gateway. He is about to begin his last rotation in the program: Estimating!
Dylan’s health and wellness journey began in his early childhood, as he was an active year-round athlete even throughout high school. Beginning college and career made it difficult to find time for physical fitness, so he got involved with LSU’s rugby intramural team to stay active. After graduation, he looked for new ways to stay fit.
Dylan would like to thank his coworkers Bryan O’Connor and Robert Broussard for helping him find one of his newest passions: triathlons! About 1 year ago, these 3 employees decided to commit to a 5-month training for a 70.3-mile Ironman Race, which consists of a 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run, and 1.2-mile swim. Dylan says that by training, he finally learned how to swim, which he comically adds as a past struggle for him in his summer kid camp days.
Dylan’s current workout routine to stay fit and healthy consists of visiting the gym 4-5 times per week for 45 minute – 2-hour sessions each. He currently follows a 12-week high school football summer training plan created by a family member. Oh his “off” days, you can find Dylan jogging with his dog, performing yoga, or completing a CrossFit of the day workout. He recently also started a 100-consecutive pushups challenge, which you can find more information about here!
To live a healthy lifestyle, Dylan suggests finding some form of exercise that fits your lifestyle but also tests you to occasionally go out of your comfort zone and find new ways to enjoy getting active.
How do you stay motivated to be healthy and active? For Dylan, exercise is a form of stress relief, “alone time,” and a way to challenge himself. He says that ending or beginning the day with a “win” is a mood booster. He also adds that there is an unsaid and ongoing competition between himself and his two brothers to stay physically fit, so sibling rivalry also attributes to staying motivated. He does add that the numerous benefits of staying healthy in itself is also a good motivator, and he enjoys seeing the physical results.
Dylan was nominated as a Wellness Champion of the month for consistently working towards a happy and healthy lifestyle. Thank you for being a great example of what the wellness program is about!
Congratulations, Dylan, on striving every day to be a healthier you!