A New Journey Begins

Hey there! I’m Brandy
I love running.
I love reading and researching the latest and greatest on all things health related.
I love helping and inspiring others to workout.
I love football and baseball!
I love (and I do mean love) food!
I love cooking.
I love to eat!
I love googling.
I love using exclamation points!
I love God along with my goofy yet wonderful husband Marty
and our just as goofy yet wonderful dog Lexi.

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For some time now I have toyed with the idea of starting a blog. I read so many blogs regarding exercise, dieting, cooking, etc. that it inspired me to want to write about it as well but I always thought, “what can i do different that nobody else has?” The million dollar question, I know. Well, like the Windows commercial where the people get these great ideas about making the system better and then the commercials do a “flash back” with some fabulous looking person coming up with the idea. Yep, well just imagine that for me! Instead for me, it’s more like God reached down and thumped me on the forehead and said, “Duh!” I thought I can do a blog that helps me get my passion back while maybe helping others! Is it any different than anyone else’s? I’ll let you decide. So here we go!

In 1995 I started my Group Exercise Instructor career as a Step instructor. From there I experimented with Fitness Pageants (please, hold the laughs). Since1999 I’ve ran who knows how many 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, triathlons and 5 marathons all while continuing teaching various classes over the years. However, in the last year or so I’ve continued something that resembles training but I’ve lost my passion for what I love. As I go on my daily runs it’s become more of a chore rather than what it used to be, an escape from the day to day chaos. I still read about it, think about it, plan for it but I don’t really enjoy it. In addition to all this I’ve managed to put on more weight than I feel comfortable with. I gained it after I got married so I always joke with Marty that when I said, “I do” he handed me twenty pounds at the altar!

My goal is to take a journey over the next year with the simplest diet and exercise in order to rekindle my passion and to become a healthier version of myself. In the mean time, I hope you will also find inspiration in the journey as well. I plan on taking you with me grocery shopping while on a budget and into my kitchen to fix a healthy but easy meal each week. I plan on showing you workouts that don’t require you to break the bank in order to fit back into your skinny jeans (right now my skinny jeans is some skinny girl’s fat jeans). I feel like less informed people have attempted a whole lot more than I’m attempting. I don’t want to just look healthy and run miles after miles like a crazy woman (although that is debatable). I want to create a lifestyle that I can carry way into my golden years. I look forward to my journey and please feel free to suggest or request any ideas that you may have. I’m always open to constructive criticism, but go easy on me I’m new at this (you know, blogging)!