I am an active working mom and wife who lives with my family as an expat in Asia. Fitness and nutrition have always been apart of my life. However, as I got older, fitness and nutrition stopped being a means to enhance athletic performance and started being a means of weight control. Because of this shift in focus towards weight, I found myself feeling disappointed and self-conscious.
While I have never really been physically out of shape, my mind
was not focused in a positive direction. Over a year ago, I started to get back into resistance training instead of just running. About 8 months ago, I started attending bootcamp classes, which is high intensity interval training. This shift in my fitness routine really made me refocus my mind on performance, fitness goals and body composition instead of weight because I was never going to be able to do a push-up or a pull-up if I was not strong. Being skinny was not going to improve my life.
Over the past several months, I have seen myself get strong again. I have physically accomplished things I had never tried nor thought I could do and I have become a better example for my friends and my family.
I am passionate about this process and what I believe needs to be a change in thought. Fitness and nutrition are not just meant for the gym and are not about restricting yourself to lower the number on the scale. Actually, it is just the opposite. If you are fit, healthy and strong, you can do more things with your friends and your family and you will live a healthier, happier life. I love being active with my family and it has lead to some of our most fun and exciting adventures . Additionally, I have a son so I want to be a good example of a loving, caring, nurturing woman who is also strong, smart, confident and not afraid to take on a challenge.
This blog is an opportunity for me to share my nutrition experiments, how I manage fitness and nutrition as a working mom and of course any fitness challenges or adventures that will surely arise. I hope you enjoy reading and are inspired to think differently about your body and push the limits of what you think is possible.