Fitness, Food and Photography

Follow me on my road to fitness… Because it's all about the journey, not the destination.

About Me

I find this “About Me” section very intimidating.  Usually, I don’t like talking about myself.  Then why do I blog, you ask?  Because I love to write, and I find it to be a nice use of my creative juices, which are usually flowing but rarely find an outlet.The short version is I am a 30-something, full-time working mom of 2 beautiful and crazy kids, married to my high school sweetheart, and still trying to figure out what I want to do in life.

Me and my kids

I love to run and workout and hope that I can inspire others to do the same. I also love food.  Real food.  I am trying to adopt a more paleo diet – no sugar, no bread, no processed crap of any kind.  But having kids makes that a little hard at times because who can resist the occasional ice cream run on a hot summer afternoon??  (I at least try to choose a frozen yogurt containing probiotics, such as Menchie’s).  But, I have completely forbidden my kids from eating anything from McDonalds or Burger King, from eating Twinkies or Ho-Ho’s, or even drinking soda.  That’s not real food.  If the list of ingredients is 3 inches long or has words you can’t pronounce, then it’s not real food.

So, the goal of this blog is to document my adventures with fitness and nutrition.  I’m sure there will be days where I fall off the wagon.  Everybody does.  I love ice cream and I love beer.  I will not deny myself of those two pleasures.  However, if I can stay on target 90% of the time, I will call it a success.  And I hope that somehow I will inspire others to make healthy choices as well.  Because the fact is: when you eat crap, you feel like crap. If you eat good, you look good; if you look good, you feel good.  And that’s what matters.

easter 2012

I am currently studying for my Personal Trainer Certification through ACE Fitness.  I don’t know exactly what I want to do with it.  I do know I’m not the Group Fitness Instructor type, but perhaps the one-on-one type of coach.  I  love motivating others and want to find a way to turn it into a career.  I built a home gym in my basement where I do most of my workouts.

You won’t find too many pictures of me on the Blog.  Because well, I just don’t have many pictures of me.  I’m usually the one behind the camera (and that’s where I prefer to stay).  Photography is another passion of mine.  That’s why you will frequently find entries for Photo Challenges and Contests.

So feel free to nose around and stay a while.  {Nice} comments are always welcome.  I love hearing from you.

june 2012

For more random facts about me, check out these posts:

Fun Questionnaire

Blog on Fire Award

Liebster Blog Award

Super Sweet Blogger Award

7 responses to “About Me

  1. Stronglikemycoffee says:

    Fitness, Food and Photography are basically my top three passions 🙂 I think I’ll like this site! Haha

  2. Sue says:

    Hi! I’m Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a diet/fitness app and online website. I bumped into your blog yesterday and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in receiving 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this?

    Just to let you know, our online website SlimKicker basically turns your diet/fitness goals into a level-up RPG game. The tracker will work in conjunction the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to display this comment as this is more of a private comment 🙂

  3. […] Took me a few days to get to this but I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by the author of “Fitness, Food, and Photography”. […]

  4. I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award because I think you’re a super sweet blogger 😀 You can read about the award, the rules, and how to pass it along to other bloggers (if you choose to) by going here: Thank you for sharing a part of your world with us xo

    • Thank you SO much for the nomination!! I really do appreciate it. I’ve just been too busy to pass it along. Plus, I just did a post on the Liebster Award where I passed that onto 11 other bloggers. I’ll try to respond to it this weekend, though. Thanks again!!! 🙂

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