ABOUT THE BLOG:
Welcome to Nutty About Health! This is a fun, casual, food and fitness blog started in March of 2012. Most of the topics covered are food, peanut butter (I LOVE it!) and fitness, with most of the posts dedicated to yummy foods I eat.
*Please note: I do not post EVERYTHING I eat each day, nor is anything that I say meant to be taken as medical advice.
ABOUT THE BLOGGER:
Hi! My name is Karey Boerst and I’m a 30-something food and fitness enthusiast. I’ve recently made the decision to return to school to attain a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. I’m so passionate about food and living a healthy lifestyle since losing over 50+ lbs back in 2008 and my dream is to be able to help others realize that they CAN beat obesity and enjoy healthy, delicious food.
While I try to maintain a healthy balance 90-95% of the time, there’s that 5-10% where my Sugar Monster (my alter ego) gets loose and reaks havoc. One of my main not-so-healthy food loves is candy corn. Ok, more specifically, Brach’s Autumn Mix. LOVE it. Also topping the list are: nut butters, carrot cake, ice cream, and cupcakes. Oh, and did a mention NUT BUTTERS?! lol. I definitely have a sweet tooth.
I also enjoy so many delicious, healthy foods. I love fresh fruits and veggies with hummus, and have been slightly obsessed with baking squashes lately.
Of course I would not be the person I am today without my other (better) half who supports me whole-heartedly, 200% in everything I do – my husband, Brian. He makes me a better me. As you may wonder in the future about the lack of photos of my other half, he prefers to have his internet presence be minimal for personal and security reasons. Trust me, he does exist. ;)
Our other family members are comprised of two furry, four-legged ones. You may see them on my blog from time to time or hear them mentioned.
Mya, is our 8-year-old German Shepherd Mix and Izzy, our 10-year-old cat (who unfortunately has struggled with health issues in the past & now has no colon, thus the reason she lives in a very large cage).
I do love to be active when I am able to find the time between work, life, and school work. I believe that it’s important to get between 30-60 mins of physical activity each day, so I do try and get at least a short workout in most days. There are some days where time does not permit, or I just feel my body needs a rest day. I really enjoy aerobic style workouts and love a good, old fashioned Jillian Michaels dvd every now and then. I think it’s important to incorporate a mix of both cardio and weigh-bearing (strength) exercises into your routine. Some days I’ll just do a bit of light elliptical and/or walk my dog, Mya. Other days I’ll do attend a Zumba or kick-boxing class. I’ve found that it’s good to switch up with your workouts and keep your body guessing, plus it helps to fight off workout boredom. I just try and let my mood and body decide what kind/style workout I’m going to do each day.
One thing I’ve really been enjoying lately is cooking. I am by no means any chef. I have come a long way, but mostly just do simple recipes and like to “tinker” in the kitchen. It’s fun. I also LOVE to wander around Whole Foods or any health food store and check out the latest food finds and goodies.
Well, that’s a bit about me. I’m a bit quirky and different, but aren’t we all underneath? Feel free to contact me and I look forward to getting to know some of my readers. TTYL! :)