Fit and Awesome: About Me
Hi, I’m Lindsay. Thanks for visiting fitandawesome.com. You’re probably here because you want to learn a little more about me. So here you go!
I’ve been athletic my whole life. I played soccer growing up, practiced taekwondo, and started surfing and snowboarding when I was 15. In college I continued to workout and began running. After college I began registering in local running races. In 2010 I competed in my first triathlon and in 2012 I ran the LA Marathon.
Even though I worked out nearly every day of my life, I didn’t look like it. I had a bloated belly and a hard time losing weight no matter what I ate. I was embarrassed that I worked out so hard and didn’t have anything to “show” for it. I also had GI issues after nearly every meal. My weight issues plagued me. After several people told me my weight and tummy issues may be due to a food allergy, I went and saw a doctor. I had a thorough blood test to determine what foods my body is allergic to and discovered I was severely gluten intolerant. I was in denial for a few weeks (okay, maybe even months), and then I decided to hunker down and get strict with my diet and stop eating what was making me sick. I was also planning my wedding during this time so it gave me great incentive to stick with the gluten-free diet and do a little “shedding for the wedding.”
Now I eat a strict gluten-free diet. I’ve lost almost 20 pounds since going gluten-free in April 2012 and I feel great. My husband Marion and I got married in September 2012. We live in the South Bay in Los Angeles with our two young daughters (Baby Awesome and Baby Strong) and our golden retriever, Kona. We try and stay pretty active surfing, snowboarding, running, and swimming.
I’ve worked in digital marketing for the past 15 years and have always been active online sharing information with others. I created Fit & Awesome as a way to share what I’ve learned and what products have been useful to me in my health and fitness journey, connect with other like-minded individuals, and to pay it forward and help provide a resource to others who may be starting off in their health and fitness journey or just want to learn more about gluten-free living. There is a lot of great information out there on all these topics and so many people have been instrumental to my health journey that I now want to play a part in helping to spread the word. Now I am fit, awesome, and loving it. I hope you enjoy, and I welcome all feedback.
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