I was born a health nut, fast food and soda were unheard of in my house and that was ok with me. Freshmen year of college my friends thought I was weird because I ate so many fruits and veggies. I love fruit and vegetable especially CARROTS! Seriously I eat carrots everyday I am surprised my skin doesn’t have an orange pigment to it yet!
I have always been athletic I started swimming when I was 6 and didn’t stop until I was 22. Fitness has always been apart of me. I am used to working out 6 out of 7 days a week and it keeps me sane. I love to work out and live for the endorphins it gives you post workout.
However there came a point in my life when I took healthy eating and exercising to unhealthy eating and exercise. I didn’t handle the transition from high school to college very well and vowed to myself that I would not gain the freshmen 15 and I didn’t… I ended up loosing the 15 and then some. I have struggled with my self confidence for years and in college it came out full force. I worked out constantly and wasn’t giving my body the proper nutrients it needed. I cut out most fats and carbs and would eat sweet treats and sugar to keep my energy up. I became obsessed with low fat, low carb anything and aspartame was huge in my diet. I fed off the comments I got from people telling me how skinny I was, it made me want to be skinnier! But I will be honest I was a huge BITCH (for lack of a better word) because I was always hungry and tired all the time. I hated this crazy person I became, I worked out everyday of the week and would freak out in my head if I wasn’t going to be able to workout, I had to fit it in somehow or work extra hard the next day to make up for it. I could feel that my body took a serious toll from all the strain I put.
It took a few years and a therapist to put things into perspective for me and helped me to become comfortable with the person that I am. I finally feel confident and happy in my skin, I may not be bone thin and that is fine by me. I have vowed to stick to the healthy approach to life, exercise regularly but not obsessively (I can finally allow myself to miss a day), eat right and most importantly indulge in foods you crave! Sometimes I indulge a little too much in the sweet department but I try not to let it make me crazy, I ate it, it happened and I move on.
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