If you would have told me five years ago that I would be a fitness fiend, I would have laughed in your face. I used to believe that gyms were for the crazy…they were for girls with eating disorders and body dysmorphia…men who wanted to look like Arnold. It amazes me how completely off I was. Where on EARTH did I learn such rubbish?! Luckily, I’ll do just about anything for my best friend Jenn. Her asking me to cover a fitness class for the LA area was a smart move that I appreciate her for making every day.
We’ve said it again and again: being a Fit Bottomed Girl is all about feeling great. Physically, I’m in the best shape of my life. I can run for long periods of time, hike with the best of them and I’m strong like ox (say that with a deep Conan-the-Barbarian-like voice). Mentally, I’m more at peace than I’ve ever been with myself and others.
Something happens to you when you fit fitness and well-being in; you start to attract the most amazing and positive people. I happened to have met my fiance in the gym. I was training for a marathon, which required me to go down to my company gym daily and run for hours. We found out quickly we were both hyper kids with a hunger for life, which meant we were both totally using fitness as a gateway into the land of energy and fun. (You can do more and be more when you feel well.) Not only does he help me get out and moving, he creates the training programs I use to stay in shape. He also works with two different groups after work: a team of men who have more than 100 pounds to lose and families who want to be healthier together. The amount of energy and support he gives them is touching and admirable. It makes me oh-so-happy that I have such a good egg in my life.
Jenn always says fitness is a gateway drug. She’s so right! First, it was a couple of classes here and there. Then, it was eating better so that the fitness classes wouldn’t kill me…then it was meditations. I started wanting to heal everything and do the best things for my body and spirit. FBG did that for me.
Without FBG I would never be the vegetable fiend that I am today. I wouldn’t have FBGisms that I spout on a daily basis. I wouldn’t feel empowered, knowing that in my heart that I can do whatever I set my mind to. FBG did all of that for me.
The FBG family is constantly thanking its contributing writers for their help but all thanks should go to them. FBG is a contagious movement that’s making my world a better, fitter, stronger, happier place.
From the bottom of my fit heart, I thank you, the readers, for encouraging us to keep bringing the goodness. It’s all just one big fit circle of support, and I love it! —Tish