Girl Gone Veggie, Getting Healthy

Today I want to welcome Erin to the blog!  When I put a call out for help she had a post in my inbox in like 3 hours.  I love her blog and am super excited to have her here today.  Thanks lady!

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Hey everyone! Madeline recently put out the call for guest bloggers and as a Food, Fitness, and Family reader and fellow FitFluential Ambassador I was really excited to get to spend some time on her blog and introduce myself to all of you!

My name is Erin, I am 21 years old, a senior in college majoring in marketing, and as of this month, a year-long vegetarian! I started my blog Girl Gone Veggie last year to share my life and my journey to health with the world. If you knew me when I was younger you would have never guessed I would become a vegetarian later in life. While I never ate a ton of meat I hated fruits and most vegetables until I was 18 years old. I ate a lot of fast food, didn’t live a very active life, and it showed.

Last year I made the decision to start thinking critically about what I was putting into my body, and whether those foods benefited or hindered my health. I banned trans fats from my life and started eating boatloads of fruits and veggies. It’s crazy to think I now crave them.

It has been a fun journey, with me learning and growing a lot along the way. Recently I’ve added a new chapter to my quest for health. It involves me busting my butt and pumping some iron to look good for a very special white dress I’m going to be wearing next July. 😀

In June I got engaged to the most incredible guy in the world. Josh and I have been dating for two years and I am over the moon excited to get to marry him. He’s my best friend, my confidant, my biggest supporter, and the love of my life. I enjoy blogging for many reasons, but one of the greatest is getting to capture all of our fun adventures and memories together and store them for the future. (As long as I remember to keep paying for my blog domain name and web hosting! ;p)

I’ve been blogging about all of our wedding planning and am finding the process to be so incredibly fun. There’s definitely stressful moments but when I keep the big picture in perspective it’s hard to feel anything but lucky. You can read how Josh proposed here. It’s a moment I’ll never forget.

We are really lucky to have an amazing wedding photographer who took engagement photos for us. We had so much fun throughout the shoot and were blown away by the photos.

Looking at the pictures made me realize as healthy as I feel, I can be healthier. I’m happy with my size but I would like to add more definition to my body. I want to be toned and fit on my big day. That’s led me to create #operationfitbride. I hope future brides see the hashtag on my Twitter and know that there are people out there cheering them on to get fit and look their best on their big day. I also use it to hold myself accountable to my fitness goals. To me, my wedding day is the start of the rest of my life. I want to start out that new life healthy, and keep it that way for the rest of my life.

And that’s me and where I’m at in my life, in a blog post. Constantly changing, constantly growing, constantly looking to better myself. Thanks for letting me share my story with you. And a big thanks to Madeline for sharing her space on the internet with me!

Question of the Day: Tell me about you! I am always looking for new blogs to follow and new cool people to read about and get to know.

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13 thoughts on “Girl Gone Veggie, Getting Healthy”

    1. Oh awesome! I never thought I would like healthy food either. ;p And that’s so cool you’re a psych professor. Josh is finishing up his phd in industrial organizational psychology this year and then he’s going to be a psych professor too!
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  1. Living overseas as an expat and raising my spunky one year old, while hubs and I travel as much as possible, make great friends, and learn about ourselves and each other even more. I could not be happier! Great post, Erin, and congrats on the upcoming marriage!
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