I am so excited to have Nicole Wilson as my guest blogger today. I met Nicole at Can Fit Pro in Toronto last August. She's a true fitness and health enthusiast and a great example of how to make Eating Clean work on the road (she's a sales rep). Best of all she has generously offered a pair of Skechers GOrun shoes to give away to one lucky reader (find out how below)! Take it away Nicole!
Over the past year, my relationship with fitness got serious after I decided to compete in my first fitness competition. That decision turned into an amazing journey that taught me that living a healthy lifestyle can not only change your body but improve your overall quality of life.
Since I started training, I learned that getting “jacked” wasn’t about living at the gym but a balance between the gym and food. This got me hooked on creating new and fun ways of being a “clean eater.” It was hard at first but Oxygen Magazine has great recipes and workout tips that are now an integral part of my life. In addition to Oxygen, Tosca Reno’s books on eating clean have also helped by providing great tips such as ordering dressing on the side and skipping bread at dinner by kindly asking the waiter to not bring any to the table. These simple ideas go along way!
Eating Clean was not just small adjustments but an overall adjustment of my old motto, “burn what you eat.” I thought a long run meant I could eat whatever I wanted, but this caused a lot of frustration because I never saw results. After learning the importance of food I realize that all the books and fitness magazines aren’t lying when they say that 80% is diet and it’s not a quick fix, but a lifestyle. One I’ve learned to love!
Learning how to eat clean was difficult at first because my job as a sales rep means I spend the majority of my day on the road and eating on the go. The biggest tip I can suggest regardless if you work in an office, drive a truck or work shifts is carry a cooler! It may seem time consuming to make snacks and lunch every day but it will not only benefit your bank account, you will feel better and your clothes will fit like they did in your 20’s. It doesn’t have to be fancy and you can treat yourself to a restaurant meal here and there without not feel guilty.
Tosca’s books have some great recipe ideas on what to pack and how to get you started on your journey. It's something I wish everyone would triy because it feels great to be happy and EAT CLEAN!
Yours in health and fitness,
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