My journey to get healthy and fit happened as it does with most moms….after we have kids! We want to set a good example plus we need the energy to keep up with their demands and our health must be a priority because when mom is sick, everyone panics!
I struggled with my weight well into my young adulthood. If there was a fad diet, believe me I tried it! Of course none were sustainable and I knew I needed to make a lifestyle change. I basically educated myself in the beginning with nutrition (Thank You Google and Fitness journals!) and found 30-minute workouts from home (Hello, Jillian Michaels!) lost the baby weight plus an additional 20 pounds and my dedication & inspiration just grew from there. My passion to get healthy and fit crossed over into the kitchen. I did grow up Italian with lots of home cooking going on so it wasn’t hard to adapt. I just had to find a way to create our beloved meals in a more healthy way, and that is when My Fit Life was born!
I love sharing my simple healthy recipes for the busy mom (or anybody!) and I find it fun. In a way it is therapeutic for me being in the kitchen creating. I have a major sweet tooth so healthy alternatives are my jam! On my blog, you will find an array of recipes from breakfast, dinner, (vegetarian/vegan options) snacks and lots of desserts plus meal prep tips as I fully believe that planning is a great way to reach your health & fitness goals!
teenaged My passion crossed over and I became a certified group fitness instructor with ACE, a personal trainer through AAAI and TRX certified. Most excitedly I graduated from YTT in May 2020 (yes during the pandmeic!) and cannot wait to teach others yoga! I am not a Registered Dietician (I give tons of credit to those who are!) However, I do have a certificate in Nutrition with ACE so I can educate myself and my clients more with their own nutrition goals. If you are looking for motivation and accountability join my private FB page over at My Fit Life.
When I am not creating recipes or working my full time day job (yup have one of those not related to health or fitness) you can find me hanging with my family at the beach, bike riding, walking our boxer Rocco or traveling which is a must! I have 2 teenaged kids, Rachel & Nicholas and married to my husband Todd since 2003 (we even dated in high school!) I enjoy reading, travel, yoga, good wine and anything peanut butter and chocolate and refuse to ever give any of it up! Also slightly obsessed with Justin Timberlake since N’sync days and always will be.
I hope you enjoy My Fit Life Blog and find some yummy recipes to create at home with your family too! My goal is to keep the ingredients healthy but simple so you have time to enjoy life while maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
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