Understanding Me

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Hello and thanks for stopping by.  I’m Christine the writer of My Daily Bite.  I’m embracing my 30’s living in Lafayette, Colorado with my partner Joshua, our two children, our two cats, a fish, and our puppy.  Here you will find plenty of recipes I’ve cooked over the last several years.  Along with my recipes I plan to start adding in some of my adventures with nutrition and exercise.  In the months to come this will start to become more apparent.  Now that I’m a mom I have started to really live an active and healthy lifestyle.  It’s important to me to pass this on, by example, to my children.

I love learning about the body, nutrition, and optimal functioning.  I had to go through some life phases to get me here but I’m glad to be where I’m at.  I was the typical unhealthy college student who partied too much and didn’t exercise more than walking to class or dancing at a music show.  I don’t regret the path I chose but I came from a supportive home, growing up in the Virgin Islands, where my parents cooked everything from scratch and kept me motivated to participate in physical activities.  Needless to say they weren’t too supportive of the ‘new’ me.  I guess I needed to check out life on the other side while experiencing the freedom of being on my own.  By the time I finished college I was moving toward the right direction graduating with a degree in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary.  Afterwards I went on to get my national certification in massage therapy.  The body is truly amazing!  A year after Josh finished his college education, in 2008, we packed up and moved from Virginia to Colorado.  The mountain life is amazing!  We have been here since and I still have just started to tap into what this environment has to offer.  We were vegetarian when we moved West and the abundance of local food and presence of farmer’s markets is what inspired me to start a cooking blog.  I love discovering what different foods do for my body.  Through it all food has been an exciting journey for me.

I am still not where I want to be on my search for optimal functioning but I’m on the right path, currently certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) as a CPT (certified personal trainer).  Over the years I have learned it’s not just what you put into your body that effects your health and state of well being.  It’s also your thoughts and attitude about life and yourself, and of course being physically active.  I’ve learned not to dwell on the ‘negative‘ side of a situation but to think about the positive.  This is definitely not an easy task but I can recognize the thought patterns and correct them if needed.  I am not afraid to admit it’s my fault I’ve gone through bouts of depression.  The victim mentality is a vicious cycle.  If anything I’m glad I’ve gone through these experiences.  They’ve taught me a lot about myself and how I want to live.  The partying lifestyle is definitely a fun one but it put me completely out of touch with my mind and body.  From this point it took a lot time and dedication to reconnect with myself.  As much as I love to enjoy a few beers, and I do, I understand the intention behind my actions.  It’s not an escape from figuring out where and who I am.  I can reflect back and see this was the purpose it once served.  Now it’s just a means to have a little fun.

Anyway cheers to finding happiness within and maintaining it throughout all aspects of life.  It’s not about what’s all said and done but the experiences we have throughout it.

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  1. Meowmate Auntie Woo Woo Ski

    Catching up on your blog tonight. I must admit, it has been a little while. Inspired me to tell you that I adore you. And I adore all you are about. And I look forward to learning more about, from and with you. I am one lucky Meowmate.

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