Hello and welcome to Strong Fits Well!
A little bit about me: I’m currently living in France as an au pair, and I live with a wonderful host family that enjoys food and all sorts of French cultural things, which I of course love as well. However, I found out last year that I have high cholesterol, and living (and eating) in France has made my battle with cholesterol incredibly difficult. I have always been interested in health and fitness, but now I feel even more motivated to make my health a priority and this blog is a way for me to stay on track and to share my trials and errors with others.
This is a blog about health, fitness, and wellness, as I learn how to stay healthy given all the constraints around me, but it is also a blog about self image, confidence, and personal empowerment, as these are just as important as what you eat (often times, more important). I am not trying to write a blog about getting skinny, or a blog about sticking to a rigid nutrition plan, or a blog about training for a marathon, though maybe all of those things will come as a result. I am writing a blog about strength. I want to be strong enough to make my health and my life a priority because I want to be able to carry my own groceries and run 10ks when I’m 80 years old. I want to be strong enough to exercise more because I love the way I feel after a good sweat. I want to be strong enough to challenge myself mentally and physically and I want to be strong enough to share that with the world. I want to be strong enough to love myself and I want those around me find their inner strength too.
This blog is my journey toward finding and losing willpower (and finding it again), towards being creative with my health when options are limited, towards learning how to be healthy in another culture, towards setting new goals and reaching them, towards learning how to love myself fully, and towards showing myself that I am stronger than I think I am.