The History of Fit Happy Free

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You may have noticed that the website got a new look, and a fancy new logo that my fiance helped create.

It has been three years since I started this blog, and it has taken a different direction than I had originally intended. I like to go back and read my blogs from the beginning to see how far I have some.
In March 2012, I made the decision to start running, because I hated it. I wanted to be more physical, and do more than just laze about on the couch all day eating fried chicken and popcorn. I had just ended a long-term relationship, and realized that I needed to drastically improve my fitness and health. I hated, loathed, despised running. With a passion. And I had always been a quitter. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do anything that I set my mind to if I stuck with it, so I chose what seemed to me the most impossible physical goal for me–running.

I started a blog, my first blog, to document my progress and keep me accountable.  And I found it to be very helpful and freeing. And as I started working towards my goal and researching nutrition, I realized that I really enjoyed it. I ended up branching out from that blog and starting this one.

When I started this blog, it was more of a Tumblr type blog where I just re-posted fitness and health tips. Then, as I started to research nutrition and health more, I had a desire to share my findings and thoughts and experiences. I started documenting my fitness journey and progress. And along the way, I stumbled upon the Paleo lifestyle, and decided to embark on a 30 day paleo challenge.

Those 30 days turned into 30 more days after I realized how much better my body felt, and then 30 more days, and so on. I started trying some new and delicious recipes, and pretty soon I started creating my own. I discovered that I really love to cook! I experimented a bit and created my first recipe (which is also my most re-pinned recipe). I usually had just improvised, and I never wrote any ingredients or directions down, then I thought–these are good, why not share them with others?

I enjoy cooking for others. Every weekend I look forward to cooking new recipes for my fiance. Whenever my parents visit or I visit them, I always try to at least make them one meal of my own. So to make recipes available for others to enjoy was rewarding. I love to create foods that others enjoy. I love when someone tells me that they have enjoyed one of my recipes!

Now, this blog serves as a way for me to share some Paleo (and some not Paleo) recipes that I think others might enjoy, and any fitness/nutritional information that I believe might be beneficial to others.  Along with a few ramblings here and there about my life 🙂

<3 Jordan

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