When I decided to take on the challenge of competing in a bikini competition about three months ago, my expectations for the experience mainly involved toughing out killer workouts, banning junk food, and looking way fit at the end.
What I didn't expect was that it would change my life.
Actually, I'm not even exaggerating. Whatever perspective I had on working out and healthy eating before totally changed because of this. Not because I hadn't known a thing about that stuff before, but simply because diet and exercise came to pervade every aspect of my life for three whole months.