I’ve always had a complicated relationship with exercise. I grew up playing outside and playing sports, but then, when I moved away to college, my active lifestyle was replaced with marathon TV watching sessions with my dormmates and nightly delivery pizza. I gained weight, I had no energy, and I was sick all the time.

Soon after college, I began to realize that regular exercise helped me feel stronger, healthier, and happier—even though it wasn’t my favorite way to kill an hour. I’ve tried out a lot of different ways of sweating over the years to try to find my favorite fitness activity—some stuck, and some didn’t—but I now consider myself a much healthier and happier person! Check out these posts to learn more about my fitness journey: