For those of you who don't know me, I have the diet of a 12 year old boy. This is no joke or exaggeration. I love and crave food that is bad for you, and I wish I didn't. Luckily, my metabolism hasn't left me yet, and my job requires me to workout constantly, but if those things weren't in play I wonder what would happen to me. This week I have made a pledge to myself, not to diet, but to be more aware of the food I'm putting into my body to fuel myself. Now the important part is holding myself accountable. One of the most crucial parts to being an instructor is being able to hold yourself accountable to a goal or to something you want to achieve. This shows your riders, clients, friends, and family, that when you are telling them to set their own goals, that you aren't just saying it.
Since I've become a fitness specialist and a spin instructor, I get a lot of questions about my diet and my workout regiments. I get asked if I take "pre-workout" or my thoughts on it. I get asked what the best snacks are for pre/post workout. I get asked what I eat for dinner, breakfast, lunch etc. I always feel embarrassed answering that I had shake shack for dinner the night before, or that my pre-workout snack was some pizza bagel bites. I know the correct answers for what people SHOULD be doing, but they always want to do what the instructor is doing. This is what lead me to being more aware of what I was eating. So yesterday, I started the week off with a full grocery shop to prepare myself for fueling my body with HEALTHY things, not junk food. I also have a shipment coming in from New Vision Nutrition, which is a healthy eating food prep that makes it so insanely EASY for you to eat healthy and not have to cook, (look for post on this later on this week). I will keep you all (whoever reads this silly blog) updated with my progress, and how I'm feeling throughout the week. I am making this public, therefore I will actually go through with it.
What I'm hoping to achieve from all this, is more energy throughout the week, not being embarrassed to tell people my diet, being able to suggest tips and tricks for eating that I'm actually using, and all around being more aware of what I am putting into my body. Your body is your temple and you only get one of them, so might as well treat it that way.
I'm Carly Biron, a fitness and exercise enthusiast. This whole idea stemmed from me starting a job where I have a lot of extra time on my hands. I have been through a long journey of trying to break into the fitness industry, which is why I essentially created this page.