Ever since I joined TribeSports online, I’ve really been focusing on taking better care of myself so I feel more energized and healthy.
I never really thought of being healthy as anything other than not being obese, but lately I’ve realized that just because a person is skinny, it doesn’t necessarily mean he/she is in shape. Simply put, I participated in a 5k run for the first time in my life, and I felt like I was going to die before reaching the end. That event was a real eye-opener for me…
Since then, I’ve cut out all fried food, fast food, and dairy from my diet. In doing so, it’s allowed me to discover trying new kinds of food: sweet potato, kale, beets, rutabaga, fennel, parsnips, carnival squash, quince, and lentils. In doing that, I grew more interested in growing my own produce. And in doing that, I’ve been cooking with more fresh ingredients and less processed items. It’s just one long chain of changes after another!
TribeSports also helped me create both short- and long-term fitness challenges for myself. These challenges range from 10 push-ups in one day to 5000 body-weight squats in a month. The community on there is so supportive and encouraging (much like the community on 43Things). :D
As of right now, I’m on Day 4 of the 60 Day Insanity Challenge (which I never thought I’d ever attempt since the extremity of it used to always scare me), and after I complete it, I plan to get back on TribeSports and continue on with my fitness journey (I have many more challenges that I still need to complete!).