Everyone has a story, and this is mine.
I’ve always been interested in ‘health’, although my definition of the word has transformed over the past ten years. In high school and university, health meant being as skinny as possible and surviving on as few calories as possible. It meant starving myself and over exercising to the point of complete exhaustion. It meant hating myself and my body and hiding behind skin and bones. It meant lies and loneliness.
Through years of therapy and healing, my definition has changed. Now, when I think of the word health, these words come to mind: whole, well, full, strong, fast, energetic, rested, peaceful, balanced, organic, sustainable, functional. These are the goals that I am constantly working toward, surrounded by an incredible support system, and proper love and respect for myself.
Over the past few years I have discovered a passion for nutrition and fitness. I love food, and I especially love food that fuels my body and gives me energy to live a vibrant life. Over a series of trial and error, I have found which foods give me fuel and which foods drain me. (To find out how I did this and how I healed my relationship with food, click here). I eat animal protein (grass fed, organic, sustainably farmed and humanely treated), tons and tons of vegetables, fruit, nuts, and healthy fats. I avoid dairy, grains, sugar, sweeteners, and basically anything that comes in a package. As the old saying goes, “If it has a commercial about it, don’t eat it”.
I’m blessed with two awesome children, Charley (3) and Xavier (1)
and a wonderful, hard working husband. The four of us are loving life in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I am a stay-at-home-working-mom, currently creating my Health Coaching business. This blog chronicles my journey as I learn to cook for myself and my family, as I attempt to transform my children’s unhealthy diets, and my adventures in fitness.