Hey busy lady! I'm Kara and I have to admit...
I’ve always been a little self-conscience. My first perception of nutrition was unhealthy. In high school I tried diet after diet and often lived on Diet Coke and apples. I thought that if I starved myself I would be “fit.” I was unhealthy and I suffered from frequent headaches because my body was craving real food.
I wasn't helping my body but unconsciously hurting it instead. Busy lady, can you relate?
STARVING MYSELF TO GET FIT WASN'T WORKING AND JUST MADE ME FEEL WORSE. EVENTUALLY, I FELL IN LOVE WITH RUNNING!
After high school I moved to Nashville, Tennessee and a dear friend encouraged me to run a half-marathon with her. Maybe that's on your bucket list?
So I began training and fell in love with running. Throughout this time, I discovered the true meaning of nutrition. As a runner, I realized I needed to fuel my body with a healthy diet (that meant consuming larger amounts of calories…good calories) instead of starving my body. I got clear on what my body needed and created a lasting lifestyle that allows me to continue fueling my body and my family with foods that make us feel our best! Now health, nutrition, and exercise are a way of life for us.
NUTRITION ISN'T JUST EXERCISING OR THE FOODS YOU EAT. IT'S SO MUCH MORE!
In my journey I’ve realized that health and nutrition isn’t just exercising or what I put into my mouth. It’s also what I put into my mind. Prior to beginning this journey, I went through long stretches of time when I neglected my spiritual, emotional, and mental health. We can be our own biggest advocate or, when you neglect these things, our own worst enemy. To be the strong, healthy women we are meant to be we must take care of our minds and our bodies.
And, as a busy mom, wife, entrepreneur, and volunteer in my community, it's my resposibility to fuel myself and my family with the right foods. Lovely, I get it. Changing your habits around eating isn't easy.
BUT, I FEEL BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE THANKS TO THE LIFESTYLE I'VE CREATED!
I’m now in the best shape of my life, I’m stronger than I’ve ever been (spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically), and my energy levels are higher than ever. Changing our the way we eat at home has given my husband and I the energy and strength to be the best parents we can be for our two beautiful girls, London and Iylee. They are firece little things who keep me moving from the moment I wake up until the time I close my eyes each night.
Life for our family is busy, at times messy, sometimes stressful and exhausting, but overall it’s beautiful. And that’s why I take care of myself...
...SO THAT I'M ABLE TO LIVE A LIFE WELL LIVED!