Hello and welcome to Fit Happy Free! My name is Jordan and I am a girl living in Austin with my husband David, and my three cats – Ludo, Wallowitz and Daisy. I love to cook, create recipes and share them with others.
Growing up, I struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I battled with obesity, high cholesterol, binge-eating, compulsive overeating, bulimia, and anorexia. I tried every fad diet and pills and struggled with self-control. I was hospitalized twice in a treatment facility for eating disorders.
In 2012 I embarked on a running challenge in an effort to transform myself and become healthier. Throughout this process I learned how to embrace recovery and made a commitment to myself to keep my health first, before my weight. You can read more about how running changed my perspective and helped me embrace recovery at How Running helped me to Embrace Recovery.
Throughout my struggles I eventually learned how to find balance and live a healthy lifestyle. My body isn’t perfect and is still physically recovering from damage done to it, but after embarking on a 30 day Paleo Challenge and a Whole 30 I found out what my body could and couldn’t tolerate, and now stick to a clean, mostly paleo diet. I am constantly working to be the healthiest and fittest me I can be, and am enjoying the process. The hard work is worth it. I have never felt better! I am Fit, Happy and Free.
My mission with this blog is to deliver useful content full of healthy, gluten-free and paleo-friendly recipes, insights on recovery, fitness-related material, and of course, cats! (That’s what the internet is for, right?)