June 30, 2014

Welcome to my blog!

I started this blog as a way to document my journey to a happy and healthy life.  The health industry, the food industry and society has set labels to help people identify themselves and fit into a cookie cutter mold. My concern with this is simply that we do not all always fit perfectly in said mold. For years I suffered from pain and illness due to certain foods I would eat.  I tried every "diet" possible and found it so hard to stick to such strict guidelines.  And when I failed, I felt so defeated.  My diet and fitness level effected me in many ways.  It effected me physically with pain, illness and a general feel of un-wellness.  I didn't like who I was and had become. It also effected me mentally and emotionally. I became depressed and suffered from anxiety. I spent years in this state of mind feeling hopeless and not knowing how to be happy each day. I felt like I had done everything I knew of to help myself and nothing worked.

When I found running, it was a way to have some time to myself, away from the kids and away from the never ending demands of life.  Over 2 years ago I set a goal to run a half marathon, 13.1 miles.  And I did it! I didn't do well, but I finished and that was my goal.  Since then I've continued to log miles as my main form of exercise.

I've continued to eat somewhat healthy (no fast food, nothing with crazy ingredients from a box) and maintain a life that is livable.  But I'm at a point where I don't just want "livable".  I want to thrive.  So I am on a journey to find what works!  For me. Throughout this trek I have found many of the foods that make me sick and those that make me happy. I'm learning to utilize food in the way in which was intended: as medicine.  "Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food." - Hippocrates

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