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My mission is to help people rediscover the joy of gentle nutrition and movement. And also to take lots of pictures of food and yoga pants and Nikes.
My story is pretty textbook. I struggled with anorexia and then orthorexia during high school. And then I lived with messed up views about eating and exercise before, between, and after.
But the ‘after’ didn’t last forever. Thanks to 1) a timely discovery of intuitive eating and Health At Every Size, 2) realizing a longing for a more joy-filled life, and 3), the most important–the grace of my God–I’ve finally come to live a life where food and body freedom are real.
You betcha I’m far from perfect. Some days I stress out because is enjoying apple pie and ice cream with family the right choice? Others I wonder if I really worked hard enough during a tabata round. But more often than not, these thoughts are fleeting because I’ve experienced the joy of slowing down and letting go. And realizing that when I slow down and let go? That’s where real health comes in.
It’s a process. Good news is, there are so many people out there in this process too, which is why I started NWR!
And since thoughts of calorie/carb/you name it counting no longer bombard my head, I have much more room in my life for things I love, such as…
Walking. I know, I know. But really, leisurely walks (like in Birks, not running shoes) while listening to podcasts are my jam.
Cooking. Crafting nourishing and satisfying food. And doing it without worrying about fat grams and how many pushups I’ll have to do afterwards because you know if you don’t constantly track those things, you’ll die (not). Oh, and also collecting cookbooks because I love them.
Music. Fun fact: I play the violin and the piano. Now you know.
Taking too many pictures of my dog. The struggle is real.
Chocolate. And eating it. Obviously.
And spending oh so much more time slowing down. Reading my Bible and talking to God. Just hanging out with friends and family. Thinking.
You guys (I’m from the PNW, if ya couldn’t tell), my life is so full! And while my goal with this blog is to never-freaking-ever whitewash my life but to be real instead, I hope that the beauty in the everyday shines through.