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Fit Bodies Are Made in the Kitchen.. But Weights Help, Too

January 21, 2015 2 min read

We have heard that abs are made in the kitchen, but what about your whole entire body? While experiences have proven time and time again that you cannot out-work a bad diet, I wanted to shed some light on an experience of my own to see just how much difference a good diet can make without exercise versus a bad diet with a good bit of working out. Yes, exercise and a clean diet go hand-in-hand when it comes to acheiving the ultimate fit body and you simply shouldn't focus on one over the over. People tend to think its crazy to place so much emphasis on diet, but I will show you why we do it. Since losing 45 lbs. when I discovered clean eating, I was all into it! I was so excited with my results from dieting alone that I did not step foot inside of a gym becuase I did not think I needed to. However, it left me skinny-fat with little tone. I realized at this point that I wanted muscle. The picture below shows my body on eating clean alone-no working out. (Prior to pregnancy) 10383893_833331013376579_8065400111217315097_n After seeing how skinny I was and how I wanted more definition, I gave up on clean eating for a while and, instead, I upped my workouts 4 times a week for about 30-45 minutes. I ate processed junk and even skipped breakfast some days. BUT, I was working out. And as many people like to believe, you can eat whatever you want and workout to look great-but, sometimes, due to genetics and our chemical makeup, not everyone can do this. Take me, for instance, I couldn't. After a few weeks, I appeared bloated and bigger (though the bigger part might have been due to the weights).  This photo was taken maybe a couple of months prior to my pregnancy. 10383893_833331013376579_8065400111217315097_n When my husband and I got the news that we were finally pregnant, I decided that I needed to eat clean and to workout to have the fittest pregnancy possible. So, I decided to finally combine a clean diet with going to the gym. I went back to staying away from refined and processed junk food as well as fast foods and sugar. I did not skip meals and started eating 5-6 small meals a day, including taking protein. I have done this since a month before my husband and I conceived my little one and it has been continuing even to this day-10 1/2 months postpartum. I have my best body ever, thanks to the gym and clean eating: combined. The results speak for themselves. 10383893_833331013376579_8065400111217315097_n   hhh I would have to say, yes, fit bodies are made in the kitchen... but they are also made in the gym, too. If you choose one without the other, you will have some off-balanced results, as I have shown above. You cannot outwork a bad diet.. But you also cannot eat your way to a toned physique, either. Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_102027" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code snapcode @BodyRockTv[/caption]    

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