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“Fitness is a Journey, Not a Destination”
Many of you who know me well, know that over the course of the last year there have been many changes in my life. The grand decision to “put to rest” my ambitions of performing “as a job” was the main change. Although I cannot equate one particular reason with my decision to leave the performance industry, I can say it was largely influenced by my overwhelming interest in fitness and nutrition, and more specifically how they work together.
I have been working with a wonderful trainer, two times a week, since last July, and he has taught me bucketloads about what it really means to be fit, and exactly how to get there. I thought I was majorly fitness and nutrion saavy before working with Roy. I never ate “unhealthy” and I ran like 30 miles a week. How come after starting strength training and increasing my protein by about 100g a day was I seeing (and feeling!) these huge shifts? I was undeniably fascinated and started reading up on all things nutrition and strength training related, as well as progressively take my workouts, training, supplimentation, and clean eating habits to the next level. If I have learned anything, it is that there should be no mystique in how to achieve fitness and health goals. Our bodies are scientific beings, and let me tell you… it all falls to science. “You are what you eat” has never rang more true. Sounds easy, right? WRONG. Even though fitness and physique can be accomplished by following the scientific “fitness textbook,” we are thrown lovely obstacles to hinder our idealistic dreams of perfect bodies. Genetics, mental games, willpower, and patience are the biggies that currently come to mind. “Fitness is a journey” is a quote that keeps popping up on my motivational quotes feed lately, and boy is that ever true! Fitness, and being fit, is so much more than the actual workouts themselves. In retrospect, that is typically the fun and easy part! It’s the in between time, when you have to exist outside of structure, reps, and endorphins that offers the challenge.
I am fascinated by this “in between time,” and have made it my current purpose to learn, understand, and share MY experiences on this so called fitness journey. I am in no way a nutritionist or have any fitness credentials to my name, so I don’t feel the right to shout out every awesome thing I learn or come across on Facebook. (Maybe one day! Hey, it’s all about the journey, right?) But, seeing that my web-page is a reflection of my life and experiences, here is where I will do my shout outs! Hopefully anyone who comes across this will be as enlightened and inspired as I am by other like blogs that I follow. Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments!