I am pretty much your average college student. I go to school part time, working to major in business and wanting to also minor in nutrition or use my major to do something health oriented. I am 5’10” and love to be active. I am going to school full time, working part time, and in my free time I love to spend it with my family and friends or doing something. I have a really hard time relaxing because I am so used to being on the go!
About a year ago I started becoming very fatigued. I didn’t think anything of it until I could barely run a mile anymore without having to stop halfway and I knew something was different. I hadn’t done blood work in a while so after going to the doctor I found out I was severly anemic. I have had this for a little over a year now. I have done almost every scan, procedcure, blood test you could name and been to numerous doctors who still cannot figure out what is causing me to be this way. I was taking iron supplements, but my body wasn’t taking in the iron it needed still so now I go get it through an IV periodically. I have come to the point it is something I will just have to deal with for the rest of my life unless some miracle happens and they figure it out.
After highschool, I stopped playing sports, which lead me to becoming a lot healthier on my eating. I knew I wasn’t going to be “made” to workout anymore through athletics, so I developed a love for healthier foods and exercising on my own. It lead me to becoming underweight and binge eating to make up for my apparent under-eating which I didn’t realize I was doing. I am now keeping up with the exercise, but I eat a lot more and trying to find a healthy balance for my age, height, and activity level. I love to give advice on healthy eating/exercise even though at times I have a hard time following it myself! I really love to indulge and believe everyone should have dessert daily! 🙂