Who am I? That’s a great question and one that I’m still trying to figure out myself. I’ve always been the token skinny, athletic girl growing up. I ride horses, live an active lifestyle and have a permanent smile on my face (most days). I could eat whatever I wanted and I never had to worry about asking for extra Blue Cheese to go along with my wings. I married my best friend in July 2014 on what could only be described as the best day of my life. Over the course of the next year, we indulged a bit too much with fancy home cooked meals, wine at dinner and going out on the town because hey we are newlyweds!
At the beginning of June 2015, I started to not feel like myself. I just was going through the motions and didn’t have much zest for life. I didn’t have an urge to get out my bikini… which is a first for me. After our family vacation, I was sitting on the couch looking at pictures and just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry. I barely recognized myself. No, I wasn’t overly obese but I didn’t look like myself. I didn’t look healthy. Lo and behold, my mom was right (do you see this mom? I said you were right!) when she said that your metabolism slows down when you get older and I won’t always be able to put my blue cheese on everything. I did what most newlyweds do when they are happy, I got too comfortable and didn’t feel like I needed to take care of myself because I already had my wonderful husband. WRONG!!!
That’s when it clicked. I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of the others that I love. I should want to look good, not only for my husband but for me. One of my favorite quotes is “You can’t pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first.” Soon after Armageddon aka the day I couldn’t fit in my “fat jeans”, I started the 21 Day Fix exercise and meal plan. This started my journey of being the best version of myself by completely changing my outlook on life through the way of a healthy mind & body. Stay tuned for more adventures!