So, you won't find workout tips or receipes in this blog post. WARNING: I'm about to vent.
I just have to get somthing off my chest that has been bothering me a lot lately.... This was all spurred last week by someone asking me, "Are you still on that diet?" My response: "Are you still eating bacon cheeseburgers and drinking coke, because it looks like it." Okay, so that wasn't really my response, but it was the first thought that passed through my head!
I know that I can't change the worlds perception of the word diet, but I just wish people would understand. I'm not on a freaking diet! This is me. This is how I eat now. I like to make all my own food, food that grows out of the ground, and on trees, and that comes from animals. (That last part doesn't sound too appealing, but I don't know how else to say it... I eat meat!) Gone are the days of eating crap that is filled with chemicals and made in factories then placed into bags. I don't eat cookies and candy and cake. I don't want my food saturated in butter, oil, and salt.Why? Because it isn't healthy and it makes me feel like poop! Being healthy, lean, and having muscles makes me happy. Living the life I do has made me feel better than ever.
I think the thing that annoys me the most is I have never ever tried to push my beliefs/thoughts/way of life on anyone else, yet so many people feel the need to question me, and push the "normal". (What is normal anyway?) I don't get it. I don't have to eat like you, and you don't have to eat like me. Sure, you'll likely be sick in a hosptial bed when we are both 65 while I'm out running a marathon but, I digress.
So, just to be clear: The definition of diet is: food and drink regularly provided or consumed. (Merriam-Webster dictionary) Therefore, everyone has a diet they follow, mine just happens to be healthier than most.
Bottom line? I am happy. I love going to the gym. I love eating 6 times a day and planning out to a T everything I'm eating. Call me crazy! I don't really care. But please, people just get over it. I have found something I'm passionate about, and am lucky to have someone that supports me. I still have fun and indulge when the time is right, but I'm not 21 anymore and drinking all day and all night, and binge eating every weekend isn't the least bit appealing.
[I do have to give a huge thank you to my family who has never once questioned clean eating, in fact I've received nothing but support... thanks guys :) ]
I hate being negative (and I promise not to do this too often) but I really needed to get these thoughts off my chest.
PHEW! I honestly do feel a lot better... now, where's my protein!? :)