Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Introducing Savannah FitNut
Now to the fitness side of my life. My mom is an aerobics instructor and has been for as long as I can remember. She went to college for dance, but when I came along, turned to an aerobics instructor instead. Since the time the gym would actually let me take classes ( I think 14 years old), I remember always going to the gym with her to take her classes, whether step, pilates, or toning classes. I played sports throughout high school (field hockey, basketball, softball, and cross country), and even though I was never a super star, I enjoyed the competition.
Fast forward to college and I stayed relatively active, taking some classes at the gym here and there, and running a few 5K’s. After college though, is when I really started to pursue fitness activities and realized my passion for them. I became a Les Mills certified RPM instructor and a certified Pilates instructor. I also started to pursue more races and other activities I had never done. I first completed sprint triathlons and longer distance races, 5 mile races, then half marathons. In 2011, I completed my first Olympic triathlon and also completed my first marathon. I ran the Chicago marathon in 3:56, just 4 minutes shy of breaking 4 hours, which was my ultimate goal.
Now to present day…. I have been doing Crossfit for 4 months now and I love it. It is challenging and so varied, you never know what your WOD (workout of the day) is going to be. I am also training for an 11-mile trail run and the Savannah Rock-N-roll half marathon in November.
So, there, I love fitness. I like challenging my body and enjoy that feeling I have after a good workout. However, I not only enjoy fitness, but I enjoy nutrition because after all, you need food for fuel. Hence, the name of my blog… Savannah FitNut…. as in fitness and nutrition, not separate entities, but going hand-in-hand. I am sure you have heard it before, but it is really important and as I continue my journey with fitness and nutrition, I want to share the things I learn along the way with all of you. Ultimately at the end of the day, I am just your average FitNut!
~ Morgan McNeal