Chandler and me at home (1-25-09)
Mike and Me - Hawai'i Honeymoon (11/2008)
My two bestest friends - 5/10/08
I am a fun, spirited, young-at-heart chick! Am a wife and mother of a handsome boy and beautiful little girl. I enjoy working out and eating healthy, but I don''t always do it perfectly. I am a compulsive overeater, which means I am addicted to certain foods and I significantly overeat them. It''s a lot like a drug addiction because I feel a "high" while eating but am drained of it almost immediately after. The issue is that I HAVE to eat and am constantly encouraged to do so. I can''t quit that. ;) This is why it is documented as being one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. It affects my life in many ways and makes being healthy extremely difficult. I hope that by tracking my progress I can learn to rise above the addiction and live a happy, healthy life.
Below is a list of the foods I''m addicted to:
Most grain products like popcorn, granola bars, crackers, chips
I do NOT believe in fad diets and always make my own planes to suit my needs and keep me healthy longterm. I eat a lot of smallmeals and snack often because for someone who is addicted to food, eating more frequently is very important! Plus, it''s better for my metabolism, energy level and headache prevention.
My favorite workouts are HIIT, running, and dancing.
I''ve started minimizing sugars, processed grains and bad fats. I will not eliminate them because I wouldn''t be happy. But, I''m happy when I''m healthy so it''s all about balance. Since I get obsessive about food and such, I need to overt my attention to healthier addictions. If I become a muscle head, so be it. It''s much better than a bad food addiction!
Eat 5-6 meals a day, 2 hours a part. Choose healthy and natural foods. Workout at least 5-6 days a week for at least 30 minutes. Combine cardio with weight lifting every other day for three days a week. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Allow at least a half-hour a day for relaxation.
I live in Minnesota. I have a degree in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife
I love the summer, when I can run outdoors. I like how pretty the snow is but I hate the cold. I'm learning to enjoy running in the winter and I want to learn to cross country ski and snow shoe! I love to jet ski, water ski, snow mobile, run, play piano, sing, draw, cook, read, and learn about plants and animals!
Just stopping by to you to the Bookworms Team! Wishing you all the best on your fitness goals! You Go Girl!
2653 days ago
Training for a fitness contest is an awesome goal. (saw it on 'how did you figure out your goal weight') It takes an amazing amount of discipline and hard work. You have the perfect natural body type to be very successful.
Good luck to you!!!
2693 days ago
Your in great shape girl!! You look fabulous, esp on your wedding day! GL with your goals!
2694 days ago
Hope you are being successful in your goals!
3125 days ago