What’s up everyone? I hope you are all getting a great start to your weekend. I am officially back in Pittsburgh and ready for some much needed Pittsburgh fun! I want to thank everyone I met down in Florida for the amazing food I was exposed to as well as the hardcore training modules I was fortunate enough to experience. My vacation was arguably one of my more physically intense vacations, but HEY! That’s how I roll!
I’ve been really inspired lately by my trip to Florida to take this whole food and fitness thing to new heights. I have A TON of planning ahead of me today. In fact I have even called this saturday “Designated Plan My Future” day, because sometimes things can get so crazy you need to time sift through it all so you don’t stress out. There will be lots more to come on primalburgher.com, I can assure you that!
If you’re friends with me on facebook, you may have noticed a recent note I wrote the night I flew back in to Florida. I started receiving a lot of “tear-jerker” emails from people as I was flying out of Florida last Tuesday. I was so touched by those emails, I decided to write a note about it. Now, I have decided to post the text of that note in this blog to give you guys an idea of how A)serious I am about rising to a new strength gains and B) how one persons changes inspires others to change as well. I hope it inspires you to get stronger and be the best version of yourself!
That’s it for me today. I’ll leave you all with some inspiration and motivation to eat smarter, train harder, and start enjoying your life even more!
From the facebook page of yours truly, Janelle Pica.
The Road Less Travelled
“You’re story is inspiring and gives me hope.” was the last line of a tear-jerker of an email I received as I was flying out of Daytona International Airport today. Not a day goes by where I don’t receive emails from people who tell me this because they read my posts from my very first blog.
Yes. I said first blog. There are two out there. To be honest, had it not been for the first blog, my second blog called Primalburgher.com would not have even become a reality. For now, I’ll leave it at that, because the nature of that blog paints an even bigger picture of who I am, where I came from, and how amazing life can be when you simply choose to do the right thing and believe in a better future. But that picture isn’t ready to be placed on display yet.
Not yet, but someday. Perhaps someday very soon. Who knows?
In short, I took a chance. It was a scary chance at one of the most frightening times of my life and I can assure you all that I threw up a lot of prayers hoping that something good would come of it. I made a tough decision to put away a part of who I was and chase a dream towards health, wellness, and what I like to call “iron glory” with kettlebells. Guess what? It’s starting to finally pay off. BIG TIME!
I have been fortunate enough to have gained the attention of a lot of important people in the kettlebell fitness community as well as the Paleo nutrition community (of course, You’ll often find that these two areas go hand and hand together). I don’t take the attention I have received lightly, especially considering how this blog all started (randomly, through networking via twitter). But with that being said, I realize now just how demanding my life will be in the face of the public.
It’s time for this Burgher to get stronger.
I spent a lot of time recently in Florida training with some of the best people in the industry. I swung heavier weights than ever before. I started teaching myself how to elevate my own body weight with one arm. I jumped higher, ran faster, and reached a new level of fitness I only ever dreamed possible. Hell, this all happened within DAYS! It hit me then. This is my life. This is what I am meant to do. And I can never go back to what I was before. Not now. Not ever. I’m stronger than that. I’m better than that. I deserve all the opportunities and greatness the world has to offer, because I know how to turn suffering into success. This trip to Florida was inspiring. It taught me just how strong I am, and how much stronger I can become in the future.
But the more you refine your character, the more you push yourself, and the more attention you gain because of it places new demands on your life. Dear friends, with all the emails I get from people anymore between my two blogs, I realize now that I my life is about to become radically different. I’m inspiring a lot of people who have little to no hope left. I am receiving some amazing opportunities from huge names in the food and fitness world. Not every 25 year old has these sort of opportunities handed to them, and I must be prepared and willing to do what needs to be done now to make my dream come true.
I am not the same person I was a year ago. I’m stronger. Ready to take on this thing called life with smarter eating and harder training all while I enjoy every last minute of it. Watch me. And I hope it inspires you to do the same.
And let me just say this. When you begin to have people contact you, telling you that had it not been for something you wrote they would not have the courage to keep living, you begin to realize how important it is to continue to be a strong, positive example for others. Trust me. I know what it’s like being on the other end of the spectrum. It’s hell on earth. Getting out of hell… now that’s when things get interesting.
Be strong. You can make it. I know you can. Don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled.