Let’s take a break from writing today and learn something new. Knowledge really is power.
Day 5 – Learn Something New!
I still remember the first day my passion for fitness began which is crazy because that was over 20 years ago. My mom had this 80’s workout TAPE that I found and decided to try. I will never forget those women with their big hair, headbands, leotards, and leg warmers haha. I had not been very active as a kid so the workout was kind of hard but I felt so great afterward. The front of the tape had said “Lose two pounds in one workout!’ I weighed myself and sure enough! Down two pounds! The kicker was the “in ONE workout” though, I was disappointed to see that the number didn’t go down two pounds every time. For some reason though, I actually began to do the workout tape everyday and was amazed at the changes my body went through! My formerly fluffy body was becoming firmer and leaner. This made me want to see if I could eat healthier as well. This was back in the “fat free” craze so I began reading labels for fat grams. If it had zero fat, I ate it. If it had fat, I didn’t. I lost a ton of weight but I laugh when I think about how many people I told that I had lost weight eating Sugar Smacks and Fat free vanilla cappuccinos from gas stations haha! They were fat free!
Since then my fitness journey has has had high highs and low lows. I eventually figured out that Sugar Smacks and vanilla cappuccinos actually were not the best fuel for me activities. BUT you have to start somewhere. The list that you made on Sunday, don’t question it! There is absolutely nothing wrong with that list. The ladies that comment here everyday, most of us have been on our journey for a while. But if you are reading this blog, have never made an attempt at fitness and you made a list, whatever is on it is perfect because it is the beginning of your journey. You have to begin somewhere and then grow from there. I know now that Sugar Smacks and cappuccinos are not exactly a great diet, but back then all I new was that I was losing weight and felt so much better than I did before. Even though it was a big bowl of sugar cereal and a big cup of sugar, it was still better (sadly haha) than the way I had been eating! And that is all a fit life is, consistently doing better than you were before.
So, let’s all learn something new from each other today. Please share the things that have made the absolute biggest difference in your fitness journey so far. If you haven’t had that experience yet, share something that you read or heard and found interesting so that we can talk about it. 🙂
I love to learn new things about fitness and nutrition and often overwhelm myself with too much information. Here are the things that so far have served me well through the years.
- For the same amount of calories, real whole foods satisfy hunger way more than processed fake food.
- Muscle is a miracle. Adding some muscle to your frame gives you an amazing body, you are able to burn more calories even when doing nothing, and you even heal faster from illness!
- If someone asked me what the single most important thing to change is, I would say that would be to drastically reduce sugar.
What things that you have learned so far have been the biggest game changers in your fitness journey?
Have you read or heard anything interesting that you to share?
Do you remember the first day of your fitness journey?
I look forward to hearing what you have to share! This will be fun. 🙂