I am 31 years old, born, raised and have spent most of my life living in Christchurch city in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand.
I love cooking, yoga, music and exploring nature, to name a few things.
I have no children but I do want them, hopefully one day soon. I have a fantastic partner (who shall from hereon in be known as The Zombie) who is very supportive and encouraging of me. We always joke around and give each other shit which I think is important to staying happy.
I’ve always been a proud Kiwi but I’ve recently discovered a new found appreciation for my homeland after a camper van trip over the summer holidays where we spent most of the time soaking in the beauty surrounding us on the West Coast.
I’ve started this blog to help me on my journey towards a healthier happier me. I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety disorders for as long as I can remember. Looking back I now realise I was always this way, even as a child, it just wasn’t as known about back then. Last year was the worst it’s ever been. I got reaIly really low and spent most of my time crying, for no reason. With the support of a great employer, my family and The Zombie, I’ve managed to recover from this. I know it will never be gone, but this year I would like to take charge of it.
I also have a few ‘afflictions’. I have very severe eczema that I take medication daily for as well as a myriad of creams and ointments. I have asthma and hay fever. I suffer from Polycystic ovary syndrome. I am also ALWAYS tired, even when I eat well and get a good nights sleep. I no longer feel sorry for myself about these things, it’s just the hand I’ve been dealt, however it doesn’t always have to be this way!
Tomorrow I begin my first full Elimination Diet. I tried a few years ago and failed, due to lack of planning, lack of commitment, laziness… The list goes on. But I am a different person now, I am more positive, I believe in myself more, and I accept the support I’m given.
Please join me on my journey of discovery. I will be sharing my experience with the Elimination Diet and my results. I will also share recipes that I create along the way. And of course I will be throwing in my everyday life also. There will be laughs and probably a few tears, but i will be keeping it as positive as possible and above all, honest. I hope to inspire and help others who have health issues that they want to try and change naturally, but affordably.
I hope your day is filled with lots of joy