My First Blog Post

"Start now.  Start where you are.  Start with fear.  Start with pain.  Start with doubt.  Start with hands shaking.  Start with voice trembling but start.  Start and don't stop.  Start where you are, with what you have.  Just...start." -unknown

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I posted this quote a few weeks ago on my Facebook page and I thought maybe some of you could use another reminder.  I know I can.  I’ve been so nervous about starting this blog.  I have doubts, I have fears… But I’ve decided I am just going to start.  So, here goes…Bloggers have a lot to say, right? When I think of bloggers, I think of people who can fill pages with text about something.  And, to be honest, I don't have that much to say.  So why am I going to start blogging if I don't have very much to say?  It's because I used to be someone different…

My journey to being a smoothie obsessed, yoga loving runner has been a long one. A journey that's taken many healthy and not so healthy turns.  I’m sure that at some point along my ongoing journey, I have been in a place similar to where you are now.  Really.

My journey started when I found yoga.  That is when things started to change, to really change. This change didn't happen overnight.  It's still happening, in fact.  But it happened.  I started to care about my body.  Not just what it LOOKED like. But, what if FELT like.  But, when I first found yoga, as much as I enjoyed it and could see my body changing, I still didn't know how to FEEL better. I didn't know what I know now...

I completed my yoga teacher training whilst I was pregnant with my second son.  There I was, living in NJ, immersed in a world of yoga, surrounded by people who took an organic/holistic approach to wellness, and pregnant. I intended to breast feed my son when he was born and suddenly became VERY aware of what I was putting IN my body.  Because what I was putting into my body was going straight into his body.  And that's when things got REAL.  This was when we adopted a new philosophy on eating wholesome foods, avoiding processed ingredients.  And that's when the person I was became a thing of the past.And the rest is history.  

Well, not really… I've spent the last 2 years learning more and more about how to adapt a 'clean' lifestyle that suits our family. So, back to why I'm blogging.  I'm blogging for the people who want to change but don't know how.  Maybe, by sharing my journey, recipes and yoga offerings, someone out there will find that it really IS possible to love your body.  And I want to help people see that when you love your body through yoga, exercise and eating wholesome foods, it really does love you back.

Thanks for reading xoxo