Hi! My name is Kersten and I’m a 27 year old Portland, Oregon, resident who is sick of being out of shape! Once upon a time I was fit and trim, but then I started an intense job about 4 1/2 years ago and let my eating and workouts go by the wayside. I am now battling the bulge, growing out of my clothes, have low energy, and hate how my body looks 😦 No more, I say!!!
I hope you will follow, join, or encourage me on my quest to lose inches, gain tone, and return to a mostly healthy lifestyle. About one month ago I began eating more healthfully by making dinner at home 4 times a week, and by making my lunch for work 4-5 days per week. While I don’t intend to be 100% perfect and healthy, I hope to eat mostly healthy foods, reduce my impact on the environment at the same time, and workout regularly. My major weakness is Mexican food, which I currently eat 3 times a week between two restaurants–I do not anticipate that this will go away, but I hope to make better menu choices when I eat there.
Just today I bought a 2 year membership to 24 Hour Fitness–my long lost gym! (Check it out! Costco is selling all-club Sport memberships, 2 years for $290! That’s about $12/month!!) I hope to attend some pilates and yoga classes, and begin an early a.m. workout routine to get my ass in shape!
I was inspired by my blogging friends at caretoeat.net to start this blog, especially Erin who was my workout buddy and major friend and source of support when I was fit once upon a time–love you girl! Erin and Andrea are totally fun, majorly healthy, and a great inspiration to anyone hoping to eat and live well 🙂 Rock on, girls!