I originally started to blog over at Fit to Wed to chronicle the adventures I embarked on while planning a wedding, training for races, having a career and maintaining some semblance of a social life. I recently married the love of my life and can’t wait for him to return home from Afghanistan.
The name “Fit to Wed” was a play on words of sorts. Back in the day one had to be mentally “fit” (legally fit) to marry. When I started the blog last May, I wanted to incorporate both my profession, my newfound love of fitness and my wedding plans. Fit to Wed was born! I fell off the blogging wagon pretty quickly, but after continuing to read my favorite healthy living blogs I started back up again this past December. We got married this past March, so Fit to Wed became Legally Fit!
One of our engagement photos from our awesome photographer
Me and two of my favorite things- red wine and Mr. B.
My Healthy Living Story
When I was 19, my doctor told me I had high cholesterol. Granted, I have a family history, but there is no reason for a 19 year old girl to have the beginnings of heart disease. After this diagnosis, I took no steps to counteract what was going on in my body. I ate what I wanted, with abandon. I told myself that I was healthy because I was thin. This continued until I met Brian. He showed me the benefits that healthy eating has on the body. I was no longer tired all of the time from eating all carbs. I had more energy. I started craving healthy food. Now, I would say that I eat relatively well. I try to eat a balance of protein, healthy carbs and fat at every meal, although this doesn’t always happen. I’m cleaning up my diet and embracing wholesome, organic food. I truly believe in balance; if I want something, I’ll eat it. And my cholesterol is now in a healthy range 🙂
For as long as I can remember, every New Year’s I set a goal to run a 5k. However, I was never a runner and did not take the steps necessary to achieve such a goal. Last May, I decided that I was tired of just talking and not doing. I began the Couch to 5k and completed my first 5k in September 2009. I am a huge advocate of the couch to 5k program, it transformed me from a complete non-runner into a runner.