Where it all began - Are you new here?
OK, so I won't go all the way back to where it began, but I will tell you a few things about what got me on this awesome health & fitness journey!
Back in high school, I had a constant struggle with food. It was the enemy! I would be in total control and not eat too many calories for very long periods of time. But sometimes I did lose control..and ate all the things, until I felt so sick that it was easy to go for a bathroom trip... Yup, that was my high school life. Fighting with food because I wanted to be skinny (and pretty!)
At age 20, I got pregnant. It was my Kick in the butt number 1! I am now growing a human, I can harm myself anymore..because I will harm him too!
I started learning about food, physical activity and how it can benefit me. WOAH! What an amazing journey I began. I was learning so much, trying so many new foods and activities. I also worked on my mental health because I couldn't let my eating disorder come back into my life.
My son changed and saved my life!
I ate well throughout the pregnancy, I made sure to eat well when I was breastfeeding him and didn't stop when he started eating solids because we were now sharing meals. I made him homemade purées and got him to taste every single fruit and veggie that I could find.
Fast forward 3 years, I am going back to college and my son is now a fussy eater. Our diet is made up of: Kraft Dinner, Mr Noodles and hot dogs... ummm, where did health nut Nadia go?
After college, I came back home, got a job..and found an awesome cooking class project. After the first class, I got home and told my son I was making ''Pâté Renversé'' (hamburg, tomato soup & dough - it's delicious). He looked at me with confusion on his face and asked me to see the box.
- There are no box for this, it's homemade.
- But, how am I supposed to know what it's going to look like?
Kick in the butt number 2. My son thinks food comes from a box!!!
It was then that everything changed. Once again, I went to the bookstore and started looking online for ideas. The eat-clean diet for family and kids by Tosca Reno is what made everything better. My son is now 9 years old and he is still a fussy eater, but we are working on this. :)
What about me? Did I ever relapse? Yes, once! Now, instead of feeling guilty or like I don't deserve a treat - I decided to trust my body! HOW? Journaling, assessing, and, yes, trial and error. It was a long journey to where I am now...and it's not over yet.
I'm not exactly sure when the shift happened, but I know that it did. I am now an advocate for balance, yummy food and finding a physical activity that makes you happy!
Want to learn from my mistakes + do what I do? It's easy!
Join the Busy Mama Gets Healthy & Fit facebook group (It's FREE) and have some fun!