Welcome! My name is Kari and I am total food geek who loves to eat healthy and live a fit life! I love taking recipes and making them healthier. I have never had a gym membership until this year. I am a busy mom of two and preferred doing quick workouts at home any time I could squeeze them in. Now I love going to group fitness classes to switch it up each week.
As a teenager I struggled with an eating disorder, depression and body image issues. I continued to have problems with this on and off for many years. It was just recently, after a major relapse that lasted over a year and half, that I was finally able get the help I needed. I have now discovered that I am enough, exactly as I am. I am no longer ashamed and I am proud of the woman I have become. I have learned that an eating disorder does not define who I am, it is simply a piece of my journey and a story I am meant to share in order to help others who are facing similar obstacles. I have learned how to shine with nutrition and I want to help others do the same!
I am a graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition and also went to college for marketing. I have been a Tone It Up member since 2010 and I am an ambassador for Fit Mom Diet and Life Equals. I a writer for East Valley Moms Blog where I post health and fitness related topics on their blog once a month.
I moved to Arizona from South Dakota in 2015. I have been a health insurance agent for the past 9+ years and now I am pursuing my dream job in nutrition. So many exciting adventures ahead of us here! Follow along for healthy recipes, fun ways to keep your kids active and workouts you can do at home.
Love and ((hugs)),