Hi there and welcome! My name’s Christina. I’m a 46 y/o single professional living in Phoenix. I am passionate about healthy eating, organics, meal prepping and the keto lifestyle.
It all started back in 2016 when in December I reached my all time recorded heaviest weight of 189lbs. For the rest of the month I didn’t dare step on a scale. I didn’t want to see the number 190 looking back at me. In January of 2017 I decided to shift my focus to eating healthier and exercising. I watched a documentary on Netflix called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It was not only a transformation story about this man, Joe Cross, but it was also very informative about modern thoughts about health, nutrition and in this case juicing.
I started researching and before the month was over I purchased my first juicer and starting incorporating fresh, natural juice into my eating. I started cooking for myself, making healthier meals and meal prepping. Shortly after that I got a membership to the Beach Body website and started doing 21 Day Fix. I even got a gym membership and started incorporating weight lifting into my routine. I was able to keep this up for several months then I allowed life to get in my way and derail my journey.
Over time, my original curiosity from that first documentary deepened and my nerdy believe in scientific research lead me to watch more and more documentaries that kept proving, over and over again, that the C.R.A.P. (carbonated, refined, artificial, processed) stuff we put in our bodies is NOT good for us. Then add in all the pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals that man has made to make super crops and giant chicken and you’ve got a big mess.
That leads me to where we are today, refocusing on my health and wellness journey. Trying to get back to the joy of cooking healthy meals, working out on a regular basis, continuing to loose the weight and try to build the body that I want. There are several reasons that I’m sharing this online.
First, being the nerd that I am, I love sharing things I know that can help others. I love the sound, scientific research out there that’s being done to pull back the veil on what we’ve been taught was healthy and nutritious for the last 20 – 40 years.
Second is my own accountability. Since I’m single and none of my friends are doing similar journeys it’s easy for me to get in my own way and get off track. Sharing this journey with others will make it harder for me to continue to be blase about my overall health.
Third, while I love watching all the motivational transformation videos of women loosing weight and getting healthy on YouTube I really can’t relate because all the ones I’ve seen so far are women in their 20’s. I remember my 20’s, I had more energy, working out was easier and results came faster. That’s not the case now that I’m in my forties.
Lastly, I want to show other women my age that not only is it possibly but also share what’s working for me, what roadblocks I’ve encountered and what didn’t work. I hope to inspire other women over 40 to take the first step in starting their own healthy living journey and join me along the way.