Welcome to the first post on my blog. I'm Alisha, and I'll be your host for today :)
Just to lay it all out there up front, my goals for this blog are to:
- Share my day to day adventures of living a healthy life, full of running and real food
- Be honest! I'm not perfect, and I think it's important that we all know there are other real people (girls!) out there who are going through the same things that we might be facing
- Have some fun! I really enjoy thinking and sharing all things healthy living, and I hope I can also share my enthusiasm with you all
My story in a nutshell ...
I was a normal, fairly ambitious 30-ish girl. I worked at a large professional services firm, where long hours and lots of stress became the norm. My health took back seat, and I used food as a way of comforting myself when things got tough - which was a lot!
I got to a point where I realised I couldn't continue to neglect my body, my health, and my relationships for the sake of my job. Which, by the way, I mostly enjoyed and found rewarding. But not quite enough.
So about two years ago I resigned from my job and ... sat on the couch for a few months. Honestly, I think I was burnt out and needed to restore and re-centre myself.
Then after awhile, I found a new job, and committed to living life as a new Alisha. I started walking and slowly exercising again. I started eating a weekly, home delivered meal plan (Lite'n'Easy), and I took the opportunity of easing into a job to find a new energy, and a new life. My husband (then boyfriend) was there beside me all the way, encouraging me to keep moving forward.
We've had a few hiccups along the way, which I'm sure will be disclosed at some point, but essentially, I've found running to bring me peace, motivation and fulfilment, and a strong interest in looking after my body by eating real food. I've found a new passion for life, and feel (and act) years younger. I love my new life with my husband, Gareth, and spoilt pup, Angus.
I hope you enjoy the ride!