Welcome to My Fit Life! My name is Cherise Mazur and I am a busy working mom of 2 teenagers, 1 white boxer named Rocco and married to my husband Todd since 2003.
Weight & body issues were always on my mind growing up. I struggled with being overweight and how to lose it, fast. If there was a fad diet, I tried it! Food restrictions, obsessive exercise, binging, yup been there for all of it!
After I had my daughter I knew that I had to find a sustainable lifestyle change. Not just for me but for our new family. I didn’t want my daughter to have the same body image issues I had. Plus I wanted energy to keep up with my kids.
So I got to work and 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 but 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!
My passion for fitness continued and I became a certified group fitness instructor with ACE, a personal trainer through AAAI and TRX certified.
Most excitedly I am a RYT500 hour yoga instructor! I truly love teaching others the many benefits of yoga as it has helped me tremendously with my anxiety and how to handle what life throws at us.
I do have a certificate in Nutrition with ACE but what lights me up the most is being a Holistic Health Coach through my education with IIN. I want to help others who struggle like I did (and honestly still do today at times!)
Oh and if you are looking for motivation and accountability join my private FB page over at My Fit Life
When I am not creating recipes you can find me hanging with my family at the beach (in the Summer), bike riding, walking our boxer Rocco & traveling which is a must! I enjoy 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.
So dive into My Fit Life Blog and enjoy the yummy recipes to create at home with your family too! My goal is to keep the ingredients whole but simple so you have time to enjoy life while maintaining a healthy lifestyle!