Hi everyone and anyone visiting this blog! There have been many times I have tried to start blogging and I ended up neglecting it or finding other things to do and really have struggled trying to make posting a priority. Although I’m just as busy as ever, I have different passions now that I believe will keep this fresh and interesting and hopefully you all will think so too.
Let me start of by telling you a bit about these passions I’m speaking of…
I started my paleo journey a little over 2 years ago in 2012. I really enjoyed the changes I experienced almost instantly including clearer skin, better digestion, and more comfortability in the kitchen. I was bored of my fitness regimen at the time and felt like I needed something different to be able to reach results I wanted.
Fast forward to October 2013. Andres and I had moved in together and wanted to start getting in way better shape than we were. Both of us are former athletes and fitness and health has always been a major part of our life. We started Hard Exercise Works in October and are completely addicted. Our bodies have changed so much and we are gaining strength and muscles we didn’t know we had. In January 2014, we made a commitment to the Whole Life Challenge and our results were incredible. The nutrition part wasn’t too difficult for me being that I was familiar with paleo, but for Andres, who previously ate whatever he wanted, struggled a lot. I was solely responsible for the cooking and then began my love for cooking and efforts to make paleo and primal food taste great! (and perfect fuel for our hard working bodies and muscles).
Since Whole Life, I have competed in a Crossfit competition and nourished my growing love for cooking and nutritional health. After reading Liz Wolfe’s book Eat The Yolks, my passion for health has truly ignited and I love sharing what I learn with Andres. My goal is not to push my beliefs onto other people, but to offer what I know to those interested in primal eating from someone who is experiencing this process as a beginner. In no way am I a nutritional expert. I simply wish to be educated on my health and keep my body in the healthiest and strongest state that it can be.
On top of my love for cooking and fitness, I am currently in my second year of my Master’s program for Mental Health Counseling. In my practice, I believe in a holistic approach and encourage my clients to take care of themselves with consideration of their mind AND their body. Keep on the look out for posts along these lines! I am clinically trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and absolutely love clinical couples counseling, so I am excited to share some of my ideas with you through this blog.
So there’s a little snapshot of what to be on the look out for in my blogging journey. I hope you find things that surprise you, inspire you, make you laugh, make you think, and make you question. 🙂