Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome



Welcome to EveryONEfitnessandfood
 
This blog is dedicated to helping people incorporate good, healthy, whole and clean foods into their busy lives. I am not a nutritionist, I simply love food and the profound impact it can have on our bodies in both negative but most importantly POSITIVE ways. I hope this blog helps others incorporate positive, healthy and mindful food changes into every day life.

Here's a bit about me...
My journey to health and wellness has been and continues to be ongoing. However, I got serious about weight loss and healthier eating about six or seven years ago when I simply got tired of the cycle of up and down weight loss. I was determined to make life long changes rather than having a knee jerk reaction to losing weight or dropping pounds for "that" special occasion or resolving yet again, that this year would be different only to find a couple of months in my motivation was as flat as a popped birthday balloon.

I tried pills, shakes, fruits, only carbs, no carbs, liquid and any other diet you can put a name to! How about you?  I also lost weight in healthy ways but never remained consistent enough to see that success long term. I was D-O-N-E, DONE! So I began to exercise, I began making better food choices and within 9 months I had lost 25lbs. I was ecstatic and I refused to go back! To this day I have kept that weight off and then some.

I continue to challenge myself by researching, learning and growing daily. A couple of years ago I wanted to start running and I couldn't run more than a block or two without feeling like I may keel over dead as my legs begged me to stop from mere shock :) Even though I had lost weight through cardiovascular activity, I didn't have the endurance to run much distance. With the encouragement of others and finding a program that worked for me I slowly began to build my endurance and run longer distances. I learned that baby steps will get you to any goal you wish to achieve and I bring that approach with me to any new endeavor I wish to embark upon.

The key is and always will be consistency and awareness! We've heard it before...Make LIFESTYLE changes! Not changes that will cause us to drop X number of pounds in 10 days only to watch that weight creep back on as we slip into old ways. No, this time must be different! A favorite quote of mine and one that I live by daily is, "To get something you've never had, you must do something you've never done!" We can't keep doing the same things over and over with the expectation of a different outcome (isn't that the definition of insanity? And don't we feel insane when we continue riding the diet roller coaster?).  We/I must be the change we/I wish to see (Ghandi).

I finally found my passion in life and I want to share, help and educate others on whatever journey they may be on. In order to be the best that I can be in this field I decided to go back to school and am currently working toward a degree in health and wellness. I am married, have two kids and work part-full time so going to school was just adding more to my plate but I was determined and knew I could make my dreams of helping others come true. 

"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so." -Belva Davis, American journalist and feminist.
I love the journey and can't wait for more!

2 comments:

  1. Awesome!
    As I am reading through your site, I am thinking, this is impressive. Someone that really sounds sincere and enjoys what she is doing. But something is missing.
    Someone who is informative, offering to help others with easy, simple ideas. But something is still wrong.
    Than it hit me, this is not an advertisment, she is not trying to sell me anything. Kristi is genuine and sincere in offering her suggestions, advise and experience...and she is not askin g for anything. There is no "send me money, but wait, I'm not done yet, order now and I'll send 2, just pay $99.99 in shipping".
    I found alot of interesting useful info here nad will continue to read you blog.
    Thank-you G-pa

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