This is my first blog post! If you are reading this, WOOHOO! ONE READER! I’ve been reading so many healthy living blogs and it has inspired me to create my own. There are several reasons for this:
- All these women seem so awesome and energetic, and truly embrace the idea of a healthy lifestyle. They are so positive, and it is so inspiring.
- The “healthy living blog” community seems so tight knit and I really want to be part of it.
- I hope I can contribute at least something to this community, whether it’s a different perspective or encouragement to anyone working towards a healthy lifestyle!
First, a little bit about myself. I am a college freshman (WOO) living in California, on campus. I am a collegiate rower, but before this year I had never rowed before in my life. I love cats. I absolutely LOVE cats and my crazy and quirky cats are one of the things I miss most about home. I first got interested in nutrition and fitness several years ago because I was a competitive softball player, and I did a lot of conditioning to improve my game. With an increase in workouts, I began to see the impact that nutrition could have on my performance, both in workouts and in games. Although this is the first time in 13 years that I am not playing softball, my experiences with softball shaped so much of who I am today, and for that I am thankful.
Nutrition is my passion. Right now I am planning on earning a degree in Biology with a focus in Biochemistry. I am interested in the scientific side of nutrition as a job rather than the dietician/nutritionist angle. Ultimately, I would love to do nutritional research. But that’s enough about me for now, let’s get back to the blog!
First of all, I must be honest with you guys. I am writing this post long before it will ever be up on the blog. Partly because I have finals next week and should be studying…and partly because I have yet to come up with a catchy name. So if you future people are reading it, that probably means I was able to come up with a decently catchy name and caught your attention!
Back to the goals of this blog. The whole healthy living lifestyle appeals to me so much, and I love the idea of sharing my endeavors with the world. I have a fairly sizable knowledge of nutrition, partly through tons and tons of reading, and partly through my first college nutrition class! (BEST. CLASS. EVER.) Many of the women with healthy eating blogs are in their 20s or 30s, and some even have families. I wanted to offer the world a different perspective, as I am younger than many of these women. I’m sure many of them remember their college years and the impact that healthy living or unhealthy living had on their lives. There are also a ton of stories of women who were always fairly active, then go to college and are exposed to all kinds of junk food, and maybe alcohol, and quickly gained the freshman 15. Then, somewhere in their college years, or after, they finally decide to try being healthier, and then they get into nutrition/fitness. That’s awesome that they found something to be passionate about and made healthy changes in their lives. Since I have yet to have these experiences, I’m hoping to sidetrack the whole unhealthy period and go straight to the healthy living! As my first quarter draws to a close, I can definitely understand how eating and exercise habits worsen. I’d be lying if I said I have been eating super healthfully this fall. I managed to avoid the freshman weight gain only because I have been rowing, but I don’t always feel as well as I know I could. Wow this was a lengthy post! I’m glad you stuck around and I can’t wait to see you guys back here!