An average Jane on health and nutrition

So it begins..

My friend Steph has been suggesting I start a blog for ages. It’s all about the personal brand, she tells me. Not totally sure I know what that means, but it’s been years since I graduated, and maybe it’s time to put those writing skills to use.

I’m 27, and I currently work in an administrative-assistant type role for a relatively small company. We wear lots of hats.

One day, I will write an essay about how my English degree actually has proven to be useful in the business world. I’ll call it ‘Foreshadowing in Business, Or, What I’m Doing with That.’ It will explore all the ways that English classes prepare you for the business world.

But, on the whole, despite the ways my degree is helpful, I don’t do that much writing anymore. So! Here’s to fixing that.

Apparently blogs have to be about something.

This one is about me, of course. Most blogs are, in some way or other. It’s about me and food, and me and exercise. Probably me and other things, but I’ll try to keep it to those.

For a few years, I’ve had an increasing interest in health and nutrition, coupled with a desire to be in better shape and lose weight. And it’s kind of a maze. The sheer volume of information available is enough to make anyone crazy. Hopefully, this will be stories of sanity.

Food is not an enemy, exercise doesn’t have to suck.

etc. etc.

I believe those things, but they’ve also been said. I don’t promise to say anything new, groundbreaking, or maybe even particularly interesting. It’s more of an experiment, a continued test to see what works and doesn’t for me. Maybe for you. I dunno. But it’s often suggested that writing down thoughts..and food..and everything else.. while getting in shape will help you. So let’s see!

Essentially, I would like to lose 30lbs over the remainder of this year.

I also bake a lot.

I like cooking, and baking. It’s part of the challenge! Plain and simple I’m not willing to completely give up on the things in life that are yummy, although I’ve certainly found ways to make some of them healthier, and to incorporate them in better ways.

So. A contradictory blog, perhaps. But not really. They work together, food and exercise. It’s not a cancellation.

Was this enough introduction?

I also like dogs, thunder storms, and reading the reasoning behind movie ratings.

– Julia



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