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 Manhattan Beach, Ca and stay pretty active surfing, snowboarding, running, and playing co-ed adult soccer twice a week.
I’ve worked in digital marketing for the past 10 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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