Hi Everyone !
First of all, thanks for visiting my blog.
I’m a 23 years old French girl joining the healthy living blog community ! I spent a little more than a year in USA so my English is far from perfect… But I love the English/American community so I decided to write in English, and sorry if there are a looooooots of mistakes 😉
My food philosophy is “You are what you eat” and “Moderation is the key”.
I had eating disorders for years (binge, bulimia, anorexia…) and I overcame it by eating healthy (no sugar highs and crashs), exercising (I love weight lifting, running, yoga, cycling and horse riding), taking care of myself and going to therapy.
I exercise at least 4 times a week, sometimes 5 or 6 (depends on my workout schedule : sometimes 4 big workouts, sometimes 6 light workouts). I ride horses since I’m 4 years-old, and I have my own horse (I’m just crazy about her !). When I went to the USA in 2009, I started running to compensate the huge amount of food I was eating… One semester later, one of my best friends introduced me to weight lifting and I hated it at first. But weeks later, I was in love with it! And I stopped running…
When I came back to France, I went to therapy and it was a huge help. Since I was going to the hospital, there was a whole team to help me (nurses, doctors and psychologists) and I finally understood what was going on. I learnt a lot about myself, but also about depression/anxiety/psychology… and the food/mood connection. ADHD and sugar, depression and binges, blood sugar and stress…
I know my limits now. I can have some sweets once or twice a week when I feel good, sleep enough, exercise, but not more often. When I start feeling depressed, I’m need to go to the gym and have a good workout ! When I can’t focus, I increase my protein intake…
And I try to feel what my body needs…I try the ” Intuitive eating ” philosophy (junk food is not intuitive eating, if I crave it, I’m probably tired or emotional…). If I give my body what it wants, then I have more energy and feel good =)
I don’t even know if I forgot something ?
Yes, I also find a workout balance. Instead of only running or lifting weights, I do cardio (Spin classes, runs, HIIT, walks, elliptical), weight lifting (heavy weights, or bodypump, or CX Works) and Yoga (I tried Bikram Yoga, BodyFlow…). I love trying new things =)
So welcome to my blog. I hope you will enjoy it and help me to find some balance in my personnal/fitness life =)
Feel free to send me a message or leave a comment !!
(and try not to pay attention to my English :p)