Hello there, and welcome to my little blog. Thanks for stopping by!
My name is Lauren. I’m a Technical Writer and I live in New England with my wonderful husband of almost 3 years. I love writing, technology, and learning new things, which is great for my job because there is always something to learn.
When I’m not learning about technology, I’m reading and talking about all things food and fitness. I believe in eating what you want and enjoying it. My diet includes mostly real, whole foods. If I can make it from scratch, I’ll probably try. I consider myself a flexitarian and when I buy meat, I try to get it from sources I believe in.
I believe that food is fuel – but that doesn’t mean that cooking, baking, and dining can’t be awesome – they definitely are. Life is all about moderation, you can enjoy everything you want – just not all at the same time.
In the past, I’ve done a few rounds of South Beach and calorie counting, but at the end of the day, I realized that they aren’t something I want to do for the rest of my life. I found South Beach to be very restrictive and calorie counting made me feel obsessive. So, I have decided to stop messing around with quick fixes and get in tune with my body. It isn’t easy, and it is going to take a while – but I am pretty confident that I can figure it out.
I love cardio, particularly running and the elliptical, but I also enjoy bike riding, long walks, lifting weights, and workout DVDs.
I’ve really only been dabbling in running since September 2009, which was the first time I decided to hop on a treadmill and run 3 miles. It was the first time I ever ran further than a mile or 2. I was never a runner, so I was completely amazed by myself and have kept it up ever since. I’ve participated in a handful of 5Ks and a Half Marathon.
Besides working, cooking, and working out, my favorite thing to do is to simply hang out at home with the hubs and our family and friends.
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, fitness expert or a registered dietitian – nor do I play one on TV. This blog reflects my non-professional opinions, experiences, and research.