Miss A and I on the 4th of July.
I originally started to blog over at Fit to Wed to chronicle the adventures I embarked on while wedding planning, training for races, having a career and maintaining some semblance of a social life. Obviously that was a short-sighted blog name.
The name “Fit to Wed” was a play on words of sorts. Back in the day one had to be mentally “fit” (legally fit) to marry. When I started the blog in May 2009, I wanted to incorporate both my profession, my newfound love of fitness and my wedding plans. Fit to Wed was born! My husband Brian and I got married in March 2010, so Fit to Wed became Legally Fit. Our first year of marriage was spent apart with Brian deployed in Afghanistan (he’s a Navy JAG). It was a long year, but ultimately I think it made us stronger as a couple.
I’m very laid-back and I’m just as happy sitting home reading a book as I am going out on the town (actually, I’d rather stay home and read a book ) I love running, hot yoga, red wine, curling up with a good book and many other awesome things.
Me and two of my favorite things- red wine and Mr. B.
When Brian was deployed, most of my free time was taken up by running and hot yoga. Now that we are a family of three, life is a lot busier! Instead of whiling away the morning with a long hot yoga class followed by a run, I have to use my time for fitness efficiently! Crossfit is definitely a great workout choice for a busy mom
My Healthy Living Story
When I was 19, my doctor told me I had high cholesterol. Granted, I have a family history, but there is no reason for a 19 year old girl to have the beginnings of heart disease. After this diagnosis, I took no steps to counteract what was going on in my body. I ate what I wanted, with abandon. I told myself that I was healthy because I was thin. This continued until I met Brian. He showed me the benefits that healthy eating has on the body. I was no longer tired all of the time from eating all carbs. I had more energy. I started craving healthy food. Now, I would say that I eat relatively well. I try to eat a balance of protein, healthy carbs and fat at every meal, although this doesn’t always happen. I’m cleaning up my diet and embracing wholesome, organic food. I truly believe in balance; if I want something, I’ll eat it. And my cholesterol is now in a healthy range
For as long as I can remember, every New Year’s I set a goal to run a 5k. However, I was never a runner and did not take the steps necessary to achieve such a goal. Last May, I decided that I was tired of just talking and not doing. I began the Couch to 5k and completed my first 5k in September 2009. I am a huge advocate of the couch to 5k program, it transformed me from a complete non-runner into a runner.