This is my very first blog and I am so excited to share my life with you! I have been following the blogs of some fantastic ladies for the past few months. This blog is not even close to filling those shoes! But, I have finally decided to start my own blog. So, for my first post, I thought I would start with a little background. I will update my ABOUT page as needed. But, here is a little introduction of my life so far: I have always been interested in fitness and nutrition.
I grew up in Illinois and I moved to Ohio when my fiance and I became engaged in 2006.
We set a wedding date for July of 2007 and began to plan a beautiful day. However, life is full of wonderful surprises! In May of 2007,
I became pregnant with our daughter. This is me with my “Nan” at my shower. My daughter was born in March of 2008. Like most new moms, I wanted to be the best mother I could be. This meant taking care of her and doing things for me as well! While breastfeeding, I ate mostly healthful foods but was not yet aware of the benefits of whole, unprocessed foods. I got right back into the gym three weeks after delivery. The hard part of new motherhood was going back to work after six weeks!
(Went back to my roots…literally!
lol ok no more lame jokes!)
I also made the decision to go back to school. So, I enrolled at Xavier University full time in the Spring of 2008 to pursue my nursing degree. The wedding is on hold until I finish school for financial aid reasons. My daughter turned 1 year old in March and my GPA is great. But, I realized that I was missing out on time with my family and on time for myself. So, now I am cutting my courses to part time, working and spending time with my daughter and fiance. I have discovered the value of whole, unprocessed, healthy foods and they make up most of mine and my daughter’s diet. My fiance is a carnivore for the most part. I am very excited to get back into the kitchen and the gym! This blog will be a fun way to document my healthy, hectic life! Please feel free to email me —> jennarosewATgmail(dot) com with any ?’s. This and your comments will help me to learn what, if anything, you want to know about me. I try to be as open and honest as possible.