|My sister and I, 2007|
I don't know when my interest in healthy living really started, but my sister and I grew up loving fruits and vegetables and rarely ate meat aside from chicken. We're not sure where this came from since our parents did their best to teach us to eat fruits and veggies but they weren't super-heath minded, and I have a brother who is a coca-cola guzzling, dorito crunching, full-blooded meat and potato kind of guy. I also grew up thinking strawberry twizzlers counted as a serving of fruit. My dad works as a meat cutter so we always had meat at dinner but my sister and I usually ate around it.
I took dance lessons and danced competitively in high school along with cheer-leading so I stayed active. After high school I was part of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader training program where I fell in love with the gym. I started running up to five miles a day and lifting weights and in turn became concerned with what I was using to fuel my body. I became a fan of protein shakes since I knew I wasn't going to become a fan of steak anytime soon.
|My husband and I, 2010|
My goal is to move toward a *clean* lifestyle which means very little processed food and chemicals in the products I use in my home. I consider myself somewhere between the super consumer Americans and the hardcore tree huggers. I am also hoping to fill the gap in households that want to eat healthy, but aren't sure how; and those living in a house with a mixture of omnivores/vegetarians. I plan to share lots of recipes and some of my favorite products with you and I look forward to hearing yours, too!