Welcome to my official blog! So excited to have you here and equally as excited that I get to share tons of great information on health and fitness with you all. Health and fitness to me involves mind, body, and soul. Therefore I want to dive deep into ALL aspects of being a healthy happy human being.
I created frecklefit at the end of 2017 as an instagram account. What lead me to start a fitness account was a mental shift that I had experienced earlier in the year. It started with wanting to lose 5-10 pounds simply because I wanted to start to look the way that I felt. So I started educating myself on how I could achieve this goal (exercise and nutrition).
I soon discovered that the way that I felt could be improved as well. I had never realized before that I wasn’t living up to my potential. I had never realized my confidence wasn’t up to par with what it should be and most of all I never realized that I could do and be anything that I wanted to be… I used to feel which I know many other people feel, that I had to pick between “having fun” and “being healthy”. I discovered and learned that you can have it all.
It was through reading and learning that I felt this amazing empowerment and seeing myself grow and move forward rather than being complacent with my life. I knew I was on to something bigger and better than I ever imagined and I truly want to help other people see the bigger picture as well.
I started sharing information that helped me grow. I had tons of new knowledge, workouts that kicked my ass but felt amazing, and new ways to eat healthy without the restrictions and guilt I always use to feel. I want to share everything. Because I want people to feel about themselves the way I feel about the new me.
The Old Me
What gets me the most about this picture is my face… I can look into the eyes of me from 2017 and remember that girl. I can say that the new me has changed significantly since then.
From the eyes of me in this picture I will say that I was getting pretty bored with life. I felt I had nothing left to achieve because I have a nursing degree and a good paying job. I came home at the end of the day and yes I did exercise but I didn’t fully enjoy it. I ate whatever I wanted and enjoyed cooking but often felt food shame and guilt at the end of the day. I watched a lot of TV and movies and often smoked weed to shut my brain off as it was too loud with irrational thoughts. I was not super confident with my body and felt like my body should look better because I had exercised regularly. I drank alcohol to spice up what always felt like a boring day off from work hoping it would lead to some fun ideas. I hated flossing (the teeth kind) and vowed I never would because I go to the dentist often enough lol. I bought myself cheap things to save money and would never fathom shelling out money on health products or educational courses to invest in myself. I figured my next step in life will be to get married and have kids.
It’s 2019 not quite three years later… Life is busy and I’m always on the move. I currently have three projects going at once plus I now work full time as a nurse. I have so many goals and dreams that it scares me that I will run out of time. I am killing it in the gym and am obsessed with working out and how it makes me feel. I am highly organized and have a great system for buying healthy foods and prepping. I am an amazing cook and am devoted to eating healthy 80% of the time. I indulge every single day on something sweet or savoury that is not considered “healthy”. I have zero food shame. I am an expert at knowing what is in my food and how much will be enough to satisfy me. When I’m not at work I am walking my dogs, at the gym, reading, or writing. I also meditate daily. I am currently working on my first book AND a cook book. I am a certified personal trainer and did the course out of pure enjoyment of learning. I am so confident in my body but more importantly in who I have become. I rarely drink alcohol but when I do it’s to celebrate something special and I never over do it because I made a promise to myself that hangovers will never be apart of my life again. I treat vacations or days off as time to regroup and get creative and motivated for new ideas. I floss every single day (teeth and the dance sometimes to for fun)! I buy myself good quality things that will last longer periods of time and often invest in myself when buying things. I get collagen protein delivered to my door every two months and use it often in my coffee to make the BEST creamy protein coffees at work. I have no clue what my next step in life will be but I know it’s going to big and amazing.
If I can help or inspire at least one person per post at a time in their life where they may need it then all the sharing I am doing will be so worth it for me. What started out as a recipe and workout account has turned into so much more for me. While ideas for workouts and recipes are great; I love honing in on the mental aspect of fitness because at the end of the day it’s what makes or breaks us.
Hope you enjoy my posts and become inspired to grow and learn just like I did!