I immediately knew who I wanted to be the monthly contributor and author. Her name is Erica, she is my bestie, and our shared love of running (we trained for and ran our first marathon together last year) and healthy eating is just one of the many things we have in common. She is uber talented at so many things, including crafting, and you can also find her on her blog, Snippets of Wonderful. I’m thrilled to have her here, and I just know you are going to love her, and all of her ideas!
So…join us today, and the second Friday of each month–we’ll see you here!
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a new contributor to Kierste’s blog! She’s a real life best friend who has now moved far away but I can testify she is just as amazing in person as she is on her blog! I’m one lucky girl to know her and be part of her life and now blog :) My name is Erica and I’m a former 2nd grade teacher turned stay-at-home mom. I have two little girlies and am expecting our third baby in the fall. I’m a typical girl who has struggled and been self conscious about my weight and body almost my entire life. During college and my early married years my weight started fluctuating within a 20lb range and I did not like it! So I decided to do something about it :) I successfully tried Weight Watchers to learn better eating habits and took up running.
Since then I’ve run several races including a half and full marathon, maintained my goal weight, and completed the P90X program. Fitness and eating right has become a major passion of mine the last couple of years. I am in no way a dietician or personal trainer – just a normal girl trying to exercise and eat right to provide a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. The exercising has been an example to my kids on ways to stay active and the eating in our family has become less about processed foods. We now put a larger focus on consuming more fresh, whole, natural foods. I am still known to dig into buttercream frosting straight from my freezer and can rarely go out to eat without getting fries, but over the years I’ve tried to make a more conscious effort to maintain a healthy balanced life and do all things in moderation. I’m excited about Fit Friday’s and hope to provide a few real life suggestions, tips, and pointers to help others get to or maintain their own healthy lifestyle.
I don’t know about you but it seems sometimes that our summer is WAY busier than the school year. I don’t know how that always seems to happen! We are constantly on the go – whether it be traveling in the car, going to the park, riding bikes, swimming at the pool, etc. we’re always outside somewhere doing something!