Many of my friends and family are probably wondering why we’re here. I decided to start a blog in 2016, it was a goal for the whole year and I mentally prepared myself for what it takes throughout that whole year, along with some intense research of what the best way to start a blog was.
After quite a bit of time (obviously it took a whole year, lol) I’m ready to talk about my journey of where I am with food, life, school and I’m ready to share some of my favorite recipes I use to stay healthy with all of you!
Now onto who I am, and why I wanted to share this blog with all of you!
My name is Chelsea, I am a 22 year old Nutrition and Dietetics student at the University of North Florida. I wanted to start this blog because my main goal in my career is to inspire and encourage everyone that health is easy one step at a time. Life is full of ups and downs and nutrition isn’t exempt from that. I want to encourage everyone that even if you take 1 step forward and 5 steps back, it’s better than where you were since it’s a valuable lesson learned!
I have always had a steady incline of my weight, from when I was a child on through my senior year of high school. Some of this is due to health issues, and some of this also caused their own health issues. At the age of 17 I got diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I struggle with this on and off still, but not as bad as I did when I was overweight. I lost 75lbs when I decided enough was enough.
I had yo-yo dieted most of my life, whether with my parents, or something I found and convinced my mom to try with me (older years, of course). After some time of trying different diets (vegetarian lunches, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Metabolic, and AIP Protocol… to name a few.) I’ve learned that NOT stressing over my food is what helps me best. I’ve learned the ratio of carbs, fat and protein works for MY BODY, because no two people will be able to eat the exact same and be YOUR healthiest. I am by no means perfect, but I know what works for me, and if that ever changes I seem to figure it out over time!
Obviously, I still think about this so I do always wonder if I’m doing right by my body, but I think if we’re aware, then we are doing right by our body. My best advice and the only advice I can give anyone is trust the process! Life’s about grace, not perfection.
I hope you all will join me on this journey, and enjoy the recipes I put out to you all, while cooking right along with me!! 🙂