First posts are always the hardest, I think. I guess the best way to start out is by giving a little bit of background.

I am a 28 year old newlywed teacher who has stuggled for years with my weight and my disordered eating habits. I have been at both ends of the spectrum. I have starved to lose weight, and I have binged to gain more weight than I care to admit to. A while ago, I decided that I want to have a healthy balance for the first time in my life, but I have struggled to achieve that balance. Recently I have been reading a lot of health and fitness articles and blogs and trying to find a happy medium. I know that I’m not going to have an overnight transformation to a picture of health. This has been the hardest lesson in all of this for me. I wanted to go from junk to being the model of healthy eating and exercise, and I wasn’t allowing myself an adjustment period, and set myself up for failure every time.

So this time around, I’ve been making a slower transformation. Instead of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I buy Kashi Heart to Heart. Instead of snack cakes, I buy apples and bananas and the occasional Larabar or Kashi TLC bar. I’ve been finding myself with fewer cravings for the junk as I have slowly replaced it in my diet.

So I want to say up front that this is not going to be a “How-to” for healthy eating, and as much as I would love to post pictures of perfect meals, I’m still in a transition period and I’m making a journey to a healthier lifestyle. But I am convinced that it’s a journey worth making.