My journey to fitness started about 15 years ago after hours of commuting and a desk job caused me to put on more than just a few pounds. I had not a clue where to start since I’d always been a thin kid, a junk food junkie, and had no athletic ability whatsoever. Probably like most people looking for information, I turned to fitness magazines for workouts, tips, and inspriration. Over the years, I’ve followed the fads: low fat, no fat, low carb, no carb, high reps, low reps, diet pills, etc. I did all the “6 weeks to abs” workouts and there were some changes but nothing close to those fitness magazine models!
At some point, my metabolism and immune system just shut down. I could not lose weight no matter what I did, and I would consistently catch every cold bug out there. I had horrible joint pain, and was almost diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before I decided to actually DO something about it. Turning to organic produce, green tea, beans, and occasionally hormone free chicken and wild caught fish, I was able to lose 20 pounds in just a few months. I excluded any processed foods, breads, wheat, and alcohol sticking mainly to rice (white and brown), quinoa, and organic potatoes for carbohydrates. I felt good and my body never functioned better. Shortly after I lost the weight, I found out I was pregnant with my second child. When she was 6 weeks old, I started the journey to change my body composition.
Over the years I’ve read a ton of information on health, food, and exercise. My quest for better health even convinced me to change careers completely. In 2002 I became a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in pre-natal massage. I worked for a Chriropractor doing pre-adjustment work on patients but carpal tunnel stopped me from going back to it after my first pregnancy. I am also a Reiki 2 practioner.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love fitness, wellness, and food, and this blog is being created so I can share it with you.