Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Journey to Health

I am going to start this blog and document my experience as I navigate through understanding my personal health and well-being. This is meant to serve as a guide to share with you the path that I am taking to achieve my optimum health. However, I can't possibly start this without describing to you a little bit about myself:

1) I am constantly multi-tasking and always have a problem staying on task for more than an hour and 20 minutes( I actually timed it in class last night and in a meeting today; exactly the same time).

2) I am in my first-year of graduate school at DePaul University in the Masters of Public Health Program.

3) I have been in school non-stop since I was 4 years-old and have always had a hard time deciding what I want to do when I "grow-up." Education is the one thing that I have always known that would never be a waste of time. Therefore, I have degrees in the following: BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Speech Communication; BA from Illinois State University in English and Speech Education; and I am now working on my graduate degree at DePaul University.

4) I go through phases of enjoyment and outright pure hatred of working out. I have completed two Chicago Marathons (2007 and 2008), 2 half-marathons (2007 and 2009), and trained the race was cancelled)for a 1/2 ironman(2008).

5) I didn't even start running or working out (more than the elliptical) until December 2006.

6) I have a large family (and it keeps growing) that I absolutely love and adore.

7) I have two passions (or vices depending on the day) : shopping and wellness. I chose to make one into a career and the other one a hobby.

8) I love travelling and experiencing a culture other than my own.

9) Throughout my life, I have always pushed myself outside my comfort zone.

10) My biggest fear (and one that effects my everyday life) is that I will make the wrong decision today that will eventually negatively effect me in the future.


  1. Visiting from Rachael's blog. Good luck on your journey!!

  2. Also visiting from Rachael's blog- I am going to check out the detox diet right now:) Good luck to you!