Healthy Living: My Story

Hey guys! So you might notice that my blog is going through a bit of a change. Where I still find outfit posts fun I find it hard to keep up with when I’m trying to balance school, work, and keeping up with my fitness.

Fitness and health in general has always been a huge passion of mine and I am finding more and more people asking me about what I eat in a day or my fitness routine. That’s why I’ve decided to switch gears a little bit.

I thought I should start by telling you a little bit about my history and what got me started on this journey in the first place. About 5 years ago I was working out 4x a week and eating relatively healthy, but I wasn’t seeing any results. On top of that I suddenly started getting very ill to the point that every morning I would wake up nauseous that usually ended with me vomiting (I know TMI but I’m being completely honest!) I had my stomach scoped and biopsied to find out it was very inflamed. I had to figure out what foods upset my stomach and really clean up my eating or I was at risk of developing stomach ulcers.

So through hit and miss I know now I have to avoid foods like pork (bacon especially for some reason), milk products (in large quantities), and too much caffeine. I have learned a lot over the years about acidic and alkaline foods and really enjoy coming out with healthy recipes for my sensitive stomach.

After figuring out how my stomach works I am so much healthier and happier. I believe in everything in moderation however and treating yourself. I’m not one of those people that full paleo and won’t eat any junk food ever. I’ll be real, I do go out and eat food that is generally deemed “bad” for you. I don’t do it often though and really notice a difference in how I feel afterwards. I’m usually pretty sluggish and feel bloated after which isn’t an enjoyable feeling. But if I’m going out with friends and we end up going out for dinner at a place that’s less than healthy I’m not going to sit there and worry about it or not eat right? Never miss out on time with friends because you’re worried about “set backs” or “falling off track”.

The food I’m eating has also caused so many changes in my workout routines. I notice changes in my physique a lot faster and recover a lot faster!

Anyway that’s a little summary of how I got to the point I’m at now. Tell me your stories! I want to hear about you too!

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