I've always wanted to start a food blog, but for a long time I was torn between my passion for playing the the kitchen and my passion for playing outside. I've struggled with my weight all of my life and have been through some major ups and downs--most having to do with an unhealthy relationship with food.
I've started and stopped my own journey to wellness so many times, letting other obligations take over my life and sidetrack me. For the past two years I've been eating healthier and exercising more because I've finally realised that healthy living can only aid in dealing with my stresses.
When I started this journey I weighed 230 lbs, and on a frame of 5'2" it was hindering my daily life. I was constantly uncomfortable, lethargic, and unhappy. None of my clothes would fit anymore, leaving the house was a huge chore in which I would raid the closet, in the end just covering myself up with a giant sweater.
So far, inclusive of my trip to Africa, I've lost 70 lbs and I can't imagine my life without exercise! At 159 lbs, I have only 30 more pounds to drop and I'll be in my target weight range.
I still have to talk myself into workouts and out of junk food sometimes, but I'm happier and more capable than I've ever been.
Since the school semester is over, so were my workouts but I wanted to keep on top of this so I started Survivor Bootcamp Calgary. I go three days a week for one hour each time and my trainer Marci definitely kicks my butt! Prior to this I'd been working out 3-4 days a week, two work-outs with a trainer and two work-outs independently. So far, judging by how sore I am from bootcamp, I think I'm on my way to a very successful six weeks.
And just in time for summer!
I want to use this blog to keep myself on track with my progress, so expect posts about workouts in conjunction with posts about new recipes!