I’m a 24-year-old Midwestern gal who likes food. A lot.
Unfortunately, for many years, I liked food a little too much. Food for me (as well as for many others) became a way of dealing with emotions I didn’t want to deal with. By the end of sophomore year of college, I weighed more than 165 pounds. Although I wasn’t technically obese or even overweight, I still felt extremely uncomfortable in my body and knew I wasn’t living a healthy life. Most importantly, I wasn’t living up to my potential.
Throughout college, I progressively began eating healthier and working out more. More than four years later, I can proudly say I’ve lost more than 25 pounds and have found a new interest in health and fitness. Although I’m no health consultant or nutritionist, I’ve amassed a great amount of knowledge that has helped me stay happy, healthy and feeling fit. I have my bad days (oops, did I just eat four scones?) and my good days (Whoa…never thought I would run a half-marathon!). In the end, it’s about finding a balance that works for me.
I like to call myself an “everythingtarian” because I don’t really subscribe to any one food or exercise plan. Somedays I may eat vegan, others vegetarian, and yes, I do eat meat on occasion. It’s just a mix of everything: lots of fruits and veggies, a pinch of yoga, throw in some running, pile on the grains, make room for LOTS of sleep, drinking bucketloads of water, maybe some occasional trashy TV and most importantly, regular doses of dessert.
I’m a administrative assistant by day and an aspiring something (haven’t quite found what it is!) by night. My ideal job would be to have my own show on the Travel Channel (call me :)), be Oprah or become a castmember on Saturday Night Live…more realistically, I’m looking at getting into nonprofit development work. I like traveling, cooking, running, yoga, reading, dancing, writing, peanut M&Ms, ice cream and singing at the top of my lungs to musicals.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and y’all come back now, ya hear?
Before (on far left)
After (still having fun…but in a healthier way!)