Hi, Im Katie and thanks for visiting! My blog is a little bit of everything…its my place to talk about living a healthy lifestyle which usually includes food, work, fun things and ramblings. I like to speak my mind and tell stories, so you will always find something different here! I try to focus my energy on keeping my mind and body balanced and as healthy as possible. I hope you stick around and enjoy!
A little bit more about myself and why I believe in balance…
Lets start in college. When I was a sophomore I hit rock bottom. Its hard for people to realize that at such a young age, 19, you could already be so unhealthy…but it happened to me. I was heavy, not over weight, but weighed more than I should. I struggled with anxiety, could barely eat or sleep, and cried all the time. It all started after taking birth control…which is another story in itself.
Luckily, I had a family connection to a nutritionist who basically saved my life and I have been seeing him ever since. He taught me what my body wanted, and showed me the affects of what I was eating. My goals were to regulate my hormones with nutrition…weight loss was only a bonus.
I have lost 40 pounds since my college graduation three years ago, and weigh less than I did in high school. I don’t diet and I don’t frequent the gym, but I do love being active. I simply made lifestyle choices that changed the way I will look at food for the rest of my life. I eliminated wheat, sugar, and most dairy products. (I do know when to indulge and will have a taste of one of these terrible things every once in a while). Im working on becoming completely paleo, but Im having a hard time giving up potatoes and the occasional serving of brown rice. Ugh. I also love peanut butter. But it helps that a handful of my best friends follow this lifestyle as well, and that my dad has an enormous veggie garden all summer.
I work at a garden center where I buy and sell plants in the sun all day. My job is very active (which is why I feel the need to skip the gym). I deal with customers, use my design and PR background and have a lot of fun. It’s possibly the best job in the world. I’m finding that I’m a gardener at heart (something I tried to repel my whole life..since my parents are horticulturalists) but I don’t have the garden yet. For now, I just share with my mom and dad.
I believe in balance. Balance of work, fun, family, friends, emotions and my body.
Not every day is a balance…but thats the beauty of it.
I started a blog so that I had a place to share my passion for food and life and everything in between. I like to post about my lifestyle and random things that get thrown my way. I hope you stick around and enjoy!