About

Hey there! I’m Jamie.

I’m in my early 20s and originally from Buffalo, NY- proud home of the chicken wing!

I’m just about finished studying at SUNY Oswego where I’ll earn a degree in Public Relations. I’m still not sure exactly what I want to do when I graduate, but I’m excited to see what the future holds.

One important thing you should know- I’m in love with hockey. (No wonder I wound up dating a hockey player 😉 ) As a Buffalo girl, I’m a firm supporter of the Sabres, as painful as it is sometimes. 😦 My dad bundled me up and took me to my first professional game when I was only 6 months old- yes you read that right. 6 months. He says I started crying every time the goal horn went off, so naturally the score of that game was 7-6. Ha.Ha.

I love most sports, or can at least enjoy them to an extent.

Anyways…

Over the years I have slowly become more aware of my health. It wasn’t always easy, but I’m finally at a place in my life where eating healthy and exercising regularly has become effortless and enjoyable. I think it all started when I got my own place with some of my friends for my Junior year in college. It allowed me to take control of the food I had around me and experiment in the kitchen.

In all honesty, I didn’t always do it in a healthy way. I’ve struggled with body issues and an eating disorder, which is the main reason I decided to make a change. I come from a family of overweight women, and I vowed not to let myself stray down the same path. When I felt like I was staring to, I began to panic and was willing to do whatever I thought it would take. Though I personally never sought out help for my disorder, if you struggle with the same problems, please talk to someone. I regret the fact that I never did because I probably could have gotten in under control much sooner. It was right after I went away to college so I was feeling as independent as ever. I thought I could do it by myself. Now that I have gone through it, I’ve realized that no one should have to go through that alone.

I’ve shared this information with very few people because I was embarrassed and ashamed of what I had done. People always tell me that my healthy lifestyle isn’t normal and it’s hard for other people to live the way I do. But I wasn’t always like this. I made extremely unhealthy choices in the past, but I was able to overcome them and make a change. I’m a human being. Nothing special. I don’t have a weird healthy gene that makes me different than anyone else and I have a huge sweet tooth. I’m just a normal person who made a decision to make a change- And you can too.

I’m always trying to better myself and make changes to my diet and exercise routine. Honestly, a lot of my motivation to change came from Pintrest. It lead to to a bunch of recipes and workouts, articles about nutrition and some of the blogs that have inspired me so much. I don’t always make the best choices- but that’s okay. I no longer feel guilty about having a bowl of ice cream or some drinks on the weekend, because I know you can’t be perfect all the time. Over the past few years, I have gradually made changes to better my life and be the healthiest and happiest version of myself that I can be.

I can’t promise that my posts will always be the most thought- provoking and I don’t have a big fancy camera to post amazing pictures.

My goal in life, and for this blog, is to be true to myself, while inspiring others to live a healthy, active lifestyle. I want to show people that although it may not always be easy, it can be fun and exciting, and always worth it.

3 thoughts on “About

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  2. Hey Jamie! I grew up going to Buffalo most weekends and consider myself a pseudo-Buffalonian! I went to Daemen College in Amherst my freshman year and played volleyball there. I then transferred to Cornell University (who says no to the ivy league?) and found out that wasn’t for me. I plan to attend SUNY Brockport or Cortland in the Fall. I love the Sabres, the Bills and have heard of Loganberry pop 😉

    I can’t wait to keep reading! I love meeting a fellow Buffalo girl!

    • No way! I have an aunt in Amherst so I’m there allll the time. Good for you getting into ivy league! So sorry you didn’t like it, but Brockport and Cortland are both awesome. Always fun meeting other Buffalo fans 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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