Let me start with the fact that it is good thing, a never ending Fit Journey. At least it is for me. My Fit Journey started almost 10 years ago and changed from a losing weight journey, in to a competition running journey, in to an e-number free journey, in to a fitness journey. I like the fact that my journey keeps on changing. Every journey fits perfectly in the different moments of my life. Let’s go back 10 years when I started my Fit Journey..
I wasn’t fat but I loved eating. And not healthy food, I preferred cookies, candy and snacks. I loved everything and I was always hungry. I’m sure nobody will remember me as overweight but I wasn’t fit. I was lazy and my pants were getting a bit tight. I dreamed about waking up with in a skinny body but believe me, it never happened. That summer I decided to change my life. My “diet” was simple. No sugar and snacks, only my 3 meals per day. When I started this journey I lost weight really fast, specially in the first two months. My friends and family were very enthusiastic about the results and this motivated me to continue my journey. After 1 years I lost 12 kilo’s and I was feeling great. But it was not only the “diet” that give me those results. I felt in love with running as well.
I was never extremely motivated when it came to work outs. I did work out but I never really sweated. When I started my journey to loose weight I decided to start running as well. I went for a short run for two times when two of my friends invited me for a run with them. I was fine, that what they told me. And that run was my first 10km run. It was hard and far but I loved it! This motivated me to run at least three times a week. Three times became four times a week and I was getting faster and stronger. I really enjoyed the running, and I still do. After a year I decided to do some competitions. Started with a 10 km run but I felted in love with the half marathon. During one of the competitions I got in contact with an other runner. She invited me to join the running club. I joined the club and started to train seriously. I did a lot of competitions and my fit journey changed in to a “be fit for running” journey. This journey is totally different that the loose weight journey. You have to eat enough to stay fit. I loved the balance between eating enough and running long distances.
This journey continue and after a few years I met my boyfriend. He was also fit and very motivated to work out. (and he still is) We run together and spoke hours about food and a healthy lifestyle. My interest in healthy food was born. When we moved in together I was to busy to do running competitions. I left the running club and started to run only because I loved it. During that time I found my passions for pure food. My interest in e-number free food grew and my journey changed in to a “eat clean and pure journey” I read a lot about pure food and I tried “new” food as super foods and oats. I combined my running training with cross fit and my body started to change a bit. I was getting muscles!
After a year, my boyfriend and I decided to move to Dublin. A very exiting decision and for my Fit Journey a change again. I had to find my supermarkets, new running rounds and a nice gym. At the moment we are in Dublin for over a year. I run on the beach and train at an amazing gym. With the start of this new year I decided to focus more on muscle grow. I changed my journey in to a fitness journey. This means that I focus on protein, carbohydrates, fat etc. I’ve never done this before. I start to train with a personal trainer this week. My main focus will be the gym but running will always be part of my Fit Journey.
I think it is good to find a Fit Journey that fits you. You can’t change your lifestyle in one day. A Fit Journey takes time. I hope my story inspires you to find your Fit Journey. And remember, a Fit Journey is not for a lifetime a Fit Journey fits in to your life!
With love, from Dublin..