More about me…my quirks and all!

In my first post, I shared with you about my health journey and how I got to where I am today. But I want you to know more about me than just my health, so I thought I would share with you some random facts about myself!

  • I live in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina. The summers and falls are beautiful. Like BEAUTIFUL. But the winters make me hate my life. #slightexaggeration
All about me...my quirks and all!
Taken one morning on my run.
  • I cannot stand the taste of goat cheese. Which is ironic since most people that don’t tolerate cow’s milk dairy well can usually handle goat cheese. I haven’t been able to handle a lot of dairy in the past, but I have been experimenting with adding more back recently. Outcome=good, I think?! I believe I have a dairy threshold, but I just haven’t figured what that is yet.)
  • I’m incredibly grateful for my family. They have loved me, supported me, guided me, and put up with my ridiculousness more than I deserve. My parents, sister, and her family live in Georgia, the state I grew up in for 18 years. As much as I love North Carolina, Georgia will always have a huge piece of my heart because of these people.
All about me...my quirks and all!
This photo was taken on our family vacation in Maine last year. From left to right: My brother-in-law, my sister, my niece G, my dad, mom, husband and then me. Not pictured: my nephew CM who was growing in my sister’s belly at the time.
  • I have a really hard time resting and slowing down. I always feel like I have to be doing something productive. As I get older, I am learning that this is not always a good thing. Our bodies need rest. Our bodies need time to recharge and recover. Resting is This is something I am constantly working on and need continual reminders about. Taking care of your body is not just eating well and exercising. It is also taking time to breathe, relax and rest.
  • I love eggs, and eat them every day. Sometimes twice a day. With avocado. And hot sauce. Try it.
  • I enjoy working out, but I know that I need to work out less. (More on this to come and why I think that.) I love to run, and I also enjoy spin classes a couple times a week. I really, really want to enjoy yoga and restorative movement, but I haven’t quite gotten to the enjoy phase yet.
All about me...my quirks and all!
My husband gave me this shirt a month after we were married. Not sure if that is a good thing or not?…
  • I wish I could be a vegetarian. Vegetables are seriously my favorite food. Roasted in coconut oil and sea salt are absolutely amazing. However, I know that my body needs meat since there are certain nutrients that you can ONLY get from eating animal protein…yes, that’s true. Therefore, I eat meat to support my body in the best way possible. Now I’m not saying that being a vegetarian is bad or unhealthy (I actually was one for a year in college!), but for me personally, I know it’s best if I include meat in my diet.
All about me...my quirks and all!
One of my beautiful CSA boxes! Gimme all the veggies!
  • I have been married for almost three years, and my husband is the smartest person I know (after me, of course!). I love him a lot and am so grateful for his patience and his love. I also love that he listens to my rants on my issues with the latest health fad, I love that that he willingly (maybe?) eats my recipe experiments, and I love that he puts up with my constant need to talk about bowel movements and what they mean about your health. (I’m warning you now that there may be a post about that later…)
All about me...my quirks and all!
Wedding Day! Photo by  Him & Her Photography.
  • My day is not complete until I’ve had dark chocolate. My favorites currently come from Trader Joes, but let’s be real, I’ll eat it all without complaints.
  • I truly enjoy grocery shopping and meal planning. I feel like most people hate it, but I love it. I love having a grocery list and getting what we need for the week, but I also love exploring the store shelves for new and fun ingredients or products. Walking into a health food store and wandering around is a form of self-care for me.

This is just a brief snapshot into my life, but I hope it gives you more insight into who I am!

Now you tell me, what is a fun, random fact about you?

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