I get asked all the time why I decided to choose this lifestyle or what I like about it or what prompted me to change. I always have a difficult time answering because there really are so many reasons and so many things that I love about eating clean and training dirty:) Actually, I pretty much love everything. I’m sure there are more, but here’s what I came up with:
I love protein shakes.
I love the gym.
I love having the gym to myself at 5:30am.
I love how cool my lifting gloves make me feel.
I love sweating 5 minutes in to a tough workout.
I love running.
I love pushups and squats and curls and deadlifts.
I love eating rainbows.
I love fresh, whole fruits and vegetables.
I love lean proteins like salmon, turkey, and chicken.
I love being the only girl at the gym with a shaker bottle.
I love monitoring my heart rate.
I love knowing what goes in my body.
I love being in workout clothes and my nikes with my hair in a ponytail.
I love watermelon glutamine.
I love having to eat 6 times a day.
I love knowing that I’m strong enough to lift a small child over my head, multiple times.
I love flaxseed and pb2 and chia seeds and other “weird” health foods.
I love pushing myself to make every rep count.
I love the science of how we use food to shape our bodies.
I love egg whites and oats.
I love having food as a friend, not foe.
I love seeing progress.
I love having goals and actually reaching them.
I love the community that I’ve found in the fitness world.
I love knowing that my progress comes from hard work and not some magic pill.
I love not feeling guilty for indulging every now and then.
I love being comfortable in my own skin.
I love feeling sore after a b*tch of a workout.
I love workouts that are a b*tch.
I love making workouts my b*tch.
I love being strong.
What’s your reason?