My Journey

Like many women, I have become dissatisfied with being stuck in a body I have treated minimally despite reading in my bible 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit…”

You reap what you sow, and the only thing I’ve sown is bad food to a good body.

I grew up in a family of 5 kids, I was the eldest and all the boys came after. I learned to eat like them, trying to fit in seconds before all the food disappeared. My dad loves food. It’s his comfort and he doesn’t have very good self-control. Naturally, his habits trickled down to us kids, and I’m also “blessed” with my father’s short and stocky body.

I managed to stay somewhat fit as a kid, but by the time I hit my teen years, I had no self-control going to hish school and chowing down on whatever I wanted. I was consistently on the rugby and the wrestling team, but like they say “you can’t outrun a bad diet.”

My story changes a bit at age 19, where I enrolled in a emergency services prep course for police/fire/ambulance. 3-5 km runs twice a week combined with circuit training, in addition to a mandatory 60 minute gym period where you trained on your own, for five days a week. I ended up dropping 40 pounds and getting in the best shape of my life, as well as cleaning up my diet.

I stayed in shape for a little over two years, but when I finally got a job as an EMR in the oilfield right before I turned 22, all went downhill again. My activity level became minimal, and I was in a truck all day long, for months on end. You have no idea what that will do to your eating habits! And for the last three years, this where I have been stuck. I’ve yo-yo’d in weight anywhere between 170-198 lbs, with no consistency. I’ve got really good willpower, but my problem has been switching places I live, lifestyle, as well as attending school for ten months, working on the ambulance, to finally getting a permanent job position with a consistent schedule?

Why the hardcore change now?

well thats’s easy

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I got married to the love of my life on June 16, 2013, and one thing we both always talked about was how we wanted to spent more of our income on better quality food, and not bring in the unhealthy eating habits from our families into our household. So here we have set forth, together, to support this decision.

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