About

This blog is dedicated to sharing my story, inspiration, struggles, and knowledge I’ve learned along my own personal journey to becoming healthy and fit.

I spent the majority of my life being obese — feeling limited and frustrated by my body.  Shying away from sports as a kid, lacking self esteem for not being able to fit into clothes as a teen, feeling tired and run down as an adult.  In 2008, at 27 years old and 5’1” tall, I was tipping the scale at nearly 170 lbs.  Five years later, I was 30 years old and am the healthiest and happiest I’d ever been.  In my early 30s, despite a “healthy and fit lifestyle” I struggled with infertility, which I was only able to overcome by the grace of God and a holistic approach to health & nutrition.

It’s been a long, hard, frustrating, empowering, informative, awe-inspiring, and sometimes hilarious journey and I hope you can find some of your own story in my experience.  I hope you enjoy the blog and learn to embrace and live out the mantra:  Love and honor your body and celebrate what it can do.

Check out the description of the blog features below, and here are a few posts you won’t want to miss:

In health and happiness,

Jackie

Blog sections and features

IN THE PANTRY

Notes and posts about what is (and is not) in my pantry, fridge, and on my grocery list! Remember, you can’t outrun your fork. Diet is at least 75% of being healthy.

WORK-IT-OUT

There is no way to get around it EXERCISE is part of living a healthy and fit life. Here are posts about how to hit the gym like a pro.

WHOLE BODY CONSCIOUSNESS

Why stop at healthy biceps, glutes, and quads? Hair, nails, and skin deserve your attention too! This section also contains posts about the mind-body connection and inspiration to care for your whole self.

WORKOUT WARRIORS

Living a healthy and fit lifestyle comes in many forms. Occasionally I’ll spotlight someone working towards being their healthiest happiest self.

BODY CON MOM

One of the most incredible things the human body can do is bring another human into the world.  I want to celebrate and honor the bodies of moms, moms-to-be, and women hoping to get pregnant.  We’re all in various stages of the journey to being healthy mamas raising healthy and happy kids.