Welcome new readers! I wanted to write a post introducing myself a little bit. I’ve been seeing some new readers/commenters lately, and also the Glamour.com article!
I think that the change of seasons might have something to do with that, too. School is starting, Fall is approaching, it’s a reflective time. One of the reasons I love the Fall is the time for reflection and renewal. I’ve always associated Autumn as a time of transformation. Just like New Year’s Resolution making in January, September is a good time to make some positive changes.
My name is Lisa. I’m originally from Seattle and I live in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a great city to live in if you love the outdoors. There’s amazing hiking nearby, Portland is famous for being a cycling-friendly city, and there’s definitely a “healthy living” culture here.
I live with my boyfriend, Michael. I write about the adventures we go on a lot. Michael is my go-to biking expert. He sometimes writes guest posts about cycling. I have two kitties, Maya and Fat Kitty (not his real name):
I wasn’t always into healthy living. I used to weigh over 250+ pounds. If you want to catch up on my story, you can read about how I gained the weight, what inspired me to lose the weight, and how I DID lose the weight.
Losing the weight transformed me in amazing ways. I started running. I grew to love biking. I found that I loved challenging myself in ways I never thought I would. The rewards of losing 100 pounds were plenty: I started writing this blog and met amazing people; I was on the cover of a magazine; my story was picked up by Yahoo! and I’m currently writing my memoirs.
I’ve kept off over 100 pounds for three years now. I do not diet. I eat a balanced diet of basic foods (trying to avoid processed foods), I count my calories and I work out consistently. I live my life in moderation without denying myself things I want. I believe I’ve found a healthy balance of moderate living and splurging.
I never thought I’d become an athlete. I was more comfortable on my couch. Now? I can’t imagine a day when I would skip my favorite workout: swimming. My life has changed so much.
If you are reading my blog, I feel like you are ready for a change. You’re searching for something: guidance, inspiration, tips, something. I know that feeling. I was there once. I wish I had discovered the healthy living community when I was struggling with my weight. I hope that I can inspire and assist my readers.
QUESTION: How are you going to change your life?