Hello, I’m Heather. I’m a pretty average athlete, a decent writer and a terrible cook. I’ve been told over and over to start a blog as I have taken leap after leap of trying new things in my life. With that being said, there are many topics I’d like to discuss that range in categories from nutrition, to fitness, to travel to daily or weekly random thoughts. I am very open to feedback and shared opinions or experiences.
Trying something new can be frightening. Change is not always welcomed with open arms. Often times it is approached with doubt, hesitation and a pair of running shoes (to lace up and run the opposite direction, back to familiarity).
I always lived my life sticking to the same brands, the same foods, the same genres of tv shows, the same daily routine etc. It was safe. Change was not exciting for me unless I knew for certain the grass would be greener on the other side.
On July 2nd of 2016 I woke up and decided to change my life. I kept complaining I was living life on autopilot in the weeks before but I never did anything to change it. I hopped out of bed and ran 3 miles. Mind you, at the time I was an ex-NCAA waterpolo athlete who gained a good 20lbs after graduating college with my Bachelor’s. So the word “ran” might be a stretch. I looked like a fish out of water flopping along the sidewalk in the hot sun of San Diego…a chubby fish at that. I decided to cut down how much food I was eating and how much sugar I was taking in. I knew nothing about nutrition, macros or diets.
I was jumping blind into a new lifestyle I knew nothing about and had little money to seek help from a professional (like a nutritionist or trainer).
What was I getting myself into?
Skipping ahead to today, I have learned so much and accomplished more than I ever thought possible. I no longer feel like I’m on auto pilot and I will forever be thankful for the day I woke up and tried something new (something all swimmers dreaded).
Continuing with this trend, in 2018 I would like to blog about new things I learn or experiences I want to share. I read many articles and blogs per day, I take away a thing or two from a couple here and there. My hope is that my blog will serve as just that. A take away for someone, somewhere, deciding to make a change or try something new.