So, everyone knows all those cute sayings about working out. “Eat clean, train dirty,” “train insane or remain the same,” and on and on. A year ago, I was seeing the sayings everywhere. I knew I wanted to get my body in some kind of shape other than what I was used to then as well. I tried some workout DVDs, but nothing really stuck with me. Sometime in March or April of this year I heard of a new fitness program. I was teetering on the fence of whether to try it or not. I wasn’t sure if I could stick with it, wasn’t sure if it was worth the money. At the end of April I was starting the program.
It didn’t take long for me to literally fall in love with the way this program pushed me. However, it was pushing me in a new direction. I started learning about the way to really eat clean, train specific areas of the body, how much rest your body needs, and so much more. I was dying to learn more.
I instantly became addicted to fitness and the way the program made me feel, the way I still feel. I truly feel like I’ve found my second calling. I push myself every day to make the best decisions now not only for my body, but also for my mind.
But one of my ah-ha moments was also somewhere a few weeks into the program when I realized what real clean eating can do for your body. Clean eating doesn’t mean diet soft drinks, barely eating, or junk food. Real clean eating is all about giving your body the nutrition and rest it needs while still pushing your workout boundaries.
Realizing that fitness really is as much about food as it is about working out was my ah-ha moment. Falling in love with that sore feeling after yesterday’s workout was my ah-ha moment. Loving the feeling that I get after a workout was my ah-ha moment.
I’ve found it. Another of my true loves: fitness. And now I’m never turning back.