In the beginning of October, I was able to accompany my girlfriend to her first body building competition, something she has been preparing for since I have known her. Being in a room filled with (mostly) beautiful, fit people, really intimidates a person.
It made me think.
Everyone here was obviously proud of their accomplishment, and seeing what my girlfriend here after had to go through, makes me respect her even more. The dedication and will power it took to get to this place not only made them stronger as a person, but physical specimens. After a quick photo with her after she got off stage made me realize I needed to make a change for the better.
Now, I will not stop writing on this site, but it will definitely take a different direction. Instead of going all in at a new place and stuffing myself with tasty tasty dishes, some lined with fatty goodness, and some with empty vegetable calories, I am going to be more conscious about what I put in my body and not get a sampling of several dishes.
So from here on out, WF will continue to inspire people to trying new tastes, places, and enjoying life with your friends, but I will also be talking about the process I am going though to eat healthier as well as try to give some good healthy alternatives. I want to find some good life balance between staying active and fit to indulging in the foodie side of me. I want to eat like Zimmern, drink like Bourdain, and look like Arnold back in the day. Well not that ripped, but it fit the story. So some parts may feel like a typical every day post blog, something which I have tried to stay away from, but I hope that it will not only help me stay on track, but will also be able to help someone else find inspiration.
I refuse to go all earthy crunchy and praise the all mighty granola bar while driving my Prius, but we all have to grow up right???