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.
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.