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I’m Caren, a Canadian that got a lucky break to move to California about 12 years ago and quickly decided life was better without snow, so I stayed.
- My food philosophy is simple – eat real food, stay away from starchy carbs, sugars and grains and eat all the veggies you can get your hot little hands on. I’m not an expert chef, but I know how to rock a low-carb pizza like nobody’s business. All my recipes are simple and easy to make (because that’s all I know), but also delicious and healthy.
- My fitness philosophy is even simpler – move every day. Whether it’s walking, yoga or high-intensity training, I do all my workouts at home, and never for more than 30 minutes. I can wrap my brain around half an hour of exercise, but a second more and I’ll start to talk myself out of it.
I started The Fit Habit over 10 years ago (under a different name) to share some ideas that I’m still passionate about to this day. Over the years, every blog post, picture, Instagram story or tweet has in some way, contributed to the following ideas…
- Being fit and healthy isn’t a personality trait or a virtue that you’re born with. It’s a journey that everyone chooses for themselves and again and again, throughout the course of their entire life. It’s a habit. And the more enjoyable you can make the habit, the easier it will be to maintain.
- If you want to change your current health or fitness, it has to come from a place of wanting more for yourself and your life. If you’re pushing yourself from a place of self-loathing, you’ll always be on a diet, and as you’ve probably figured out, diets are miserable.
- Fitness and health aren’t restricted by age, it’s inspired by it. If you’re in your 40’s now, not only are you entitled to amazing physical condition, you’re also building an even better body for your 50’s. Your efforts are cumulative over time (that’s why consistency is king).
- Your fitness is never static. Your body is always either in decline or getting better. So always be learning and experimenting, but trust your own intuition over what the experts say. Trust your gut and always chose what you know to be best for you.
- Working on your physical self is the best way I know how to improve your mental, emotional and spiritual health, too. If you feel like you need to work on yourself, lace up your shoes and start moving and chose to eat better foods. You’ll be surprised how it will impact your heart, mind, and soul.
That’s it in a nutshell! The rest are just stories of the journey and sharing what works for me, in case you might want to try it too.
- Curious about my 80lbs weight loss journey? You can read about it here.
- Want to know what workouts I do every day? I write about them a lot, but you can start here.
- A big part of my weight loss journey has been changing how I eat. Learning how to become fat adapted through eating NSNG (no sugars, no grains) has been life (and body) changing.
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