On Healthy Living

Seems a little strange to throw a healthy living section on a baking blog, 

Am I right? 

Welcome to the story of me: one complicated, all over the map gal 
who just doesn't quite know exactly what she wants to be when she grows up


It all started in college.
I was studying Exercise and Wellness and loved all things body, nutrition, and exercise.
I was working on pre-requisites for P.A school, volunteering at the hospital,
doing an internship at an Alzheimer's nursing facility, and taking classes to 
certify in phlebotomy (that's right, I used to be a vampire).

Sometimes the load felt heavy. Sometimes I needed a little break.
Sometimes I'd ditch class all together, crank up some tunes, and bake my heart out.
It was just what I needed.

It worked so much to my advantage that 
I once noticed that it was the cute guy's birthday across the way.
I took him some cookies from one of my baking episodes.
Truthfully, I had no intentions other than I needed to give some cookies away-
he was always friendly, definitely not bad on the eyes and really fun to talk to.

We were married 8 months later.

Today, I find myself still baking to relieve stress, still feeding that cute boy across the way, and still loving all things health, body, and science. I am kind of a nerd about it... and once in a while I have a thing or two to say about it. As much as I love baking and gathering, I too love feeding my family well, creating healthy habits, and taking care of the amazing gift that is our physical body.

I can promise you one thing though...
I am a firm believer in all things baked goods being delicious.

If you are going to eat a cookie, eat a delicious one made with butter and sugar.

I'm also a firm believer in disease prevention through nutrition and exercise
{I told you...I'm complicated, a walking contradiction if you will}

So have your delicious cookie- 
Just don't eat 9 of them- all things in moderation.

love, Heather

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I live the same dichotomy and am glad to know another in the sisterhood! A desire to be healthy and teach my children healthy habits and yet, to eat well and enjoy food. Balance... perhaps never achieved, but always a work in progress :)