Adam here! First of all I’d like to say thank you for being part of Food&FitnessAlways! There are many food and fitness-related pages on the web so I appreciate you being here. My blog was originally written solely to help me in my quest to improve my cooking skills and displaying the journey I was taking, however it quickly became focused on my other passion, fitness.
My blog is focused on providing innovative ways to stay fit, as well as provide you with tasty recipes that are healthy (mostly!) but always tasty! As I’m still very much on my own food and fitness journey I also allow guest writers who are often experts in their field of food or fitness so that they can share what works for them and provide the best advice to you guys!
Up until about 2 years ago I never really had much experience in cooking. In fact it was only when I got to University that I realised that there were other forms of pasta besides Spaghetti (and that was the tinned version!) The way I survived was on frozen, ready-meal dishes that you mostly poked with a fork and stuck in the oven for 20 minutes.
When I wasn’t using the microwave I was busy getting takeaways. It was all going fine until I hit 25 and realised I was starting to gain weight and knew what I was eating, along with my ‘partying lifestyle’ was playing a major part in this.
Once I had decided to do something about it, my next thought was “ok, well where do I begin?” It took a lot of researching, practicing, learning (and ocassionally burning!) to get to where I am now. Although my skills have got to a decent enough standard I’m still very much on that journey, and still have some way to go to get to where I want to be, however what I have learnt I want to share with those that love being in the kitchen and cooking delicious food, so that we can get there together.
Ever since I turned 18 I’ve been in and out of gyms, committing to their contracts and spending my money with very little to show for it. I wanted quick results but didn’t really know what I was aiming for or, more importantly, how I could get there (and I certainly couldn’t afford a Personal Trainer).
Progress finally came after I really committed myself. A few years ago I could get away with all of the unhealthy eating, snacking and drinking I wanted, however it was starting to catch up with me. I was Skyping with one of my relatives and he blurted out “oh Adam you’ve put on weight haven’t you”. Although this hurt, no-one else had pointed it out, perhaps for fear of hurting my feelings however it was exactly what I needed to be told.
From that moment on I looked at my entire lifestlye as objectively as I could. I focused on what I was eating and what I was doing at the gym, and realised I had been wasting a great deal of time and effort.
Food&Fitness Always is about the changes I made and continue to make whilst helping others with their own journeys towards hitting their goals, whilst enjoying healthy and very tasty food!
I hope you find the site useful and if you wish to contact me at any point, please feel free to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for visiting!