Bio

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Hello! And welcome to my blog! This is me, Hannah (yes, my shorts are indeed very ripped). And this is my mission/motto: Simplifying a Fitness Lifestyle™

So here’s my story:

When I first arrived at college five years ago, I could have never imagined that I would soon take up weight lifting, develop a crazy passion for it, and more recently, begin an entrepreneurial journey with it. Let me tell you why.

Growing up, I frequently fluctuated between being chubby and “normal” weight. I dabbled in soccer since I was a kiddo, and continued to play throughout my years in high school, but wasn’t that great — I like to blame it on the fact that I’m severely clumsy and much less coordinated than your average person; although I like to think resistance training has helped. 😉

So back in late 2012, when I began my college years, my life had drastically changed; I wasn’t actively engaging in exercise (playing soccer), I wasn’t eating well (rarely consumed whole foods, ate mostly processed foods — and a lot of it). I would go into the big dining hall and feel extremely overwhelmed with all the food choices; treating it as an all you can eat buffet — eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted — not thinking it would “catch up” with me.

But it did.

Halfway through my freshman year in college, I had surpassed the “freshman 15”. I had gained over 20lbs in just a few months.

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December 2012

So I did what most women do —  I started to torture myself on the elliptical for 20 minutes, followed by several ab exercises, and maybe a few dumbbell exercises (if I was feeling bold). I did this routine several times a week without changing my eating habits and would wonder why I wasn’t seeing any progress.

It was around this time, I had begun dating my husband, who encouraged me to give resistance training a try. So I did.

I was very intimidated by others at first (not many women were in the weight room back in 2013), plus I had no clue what I was doing, and what I did know, I would stick to it because it was familiar and I was scared to venture out, learn, and try new exercises. I had begun to lose weight, but wasn’t seeing the results of muscle definition that I so desperately wanted, because my nutrition was still very much lacking.

Here we are five years later, and I have achieved more than I thought I ever could! It wasn’t a quick or easy process — it has been a journey of trials and errors and continuous learning, both mentally and physically.

I have truly found an enjoyable, realistic balance in life with food and fitness; and it’s my passion to share my experience with you, and my hope to inspire you to live a healthier, happier lifestyle.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE — as cliché as it sounds, it’s true!! Set your mind, set your goals, take action, and DO IT!

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16 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Hope you are well! I’m Tyler and I’m contacting you from Myprotein, which is the biggest sports nutrition brand in the UK and Europe, and are quickly -growing in the US. I love your blog – (Love the overall balance which you suggest to your blog viewers. Fitness is a lifestyle!)
    I’d love for you to try out some Myprotein products to feature on your blog. As well as different protein powders, like our bestseller Impact Whey Protein, we make single-ingredient peanut butter, supplements, fitness wear and protein treats. Let me know what you’d like to try and I’ll get them out to you! Look forward to speaking with you soon!

    Thanks again!

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  2. Hi Tyler,

    Thank you for reaching out. I would love to try and review some of Myprotein’s products! I am open to trying anything- but am specifically interested in the Impact Whey Protein, MYPRE, and the Protein Cookies 😀

    You can e-mail me back at hmiller.fit@gmail.com, so I can supply you with my mailing address.

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  3. HI, Hannah! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following it. Congratulations on your wonderful achievement in body building and general health. I think you have found the key. Forget about losing weight. Concentrate on living healthy, eating well and exercising regularly. You will no longer have a weight problem. Keep up the good work! You look like a million $$.

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    1. Thanks Tony!
      Nutrition truly is important; it’s a shame how deceptive the food industry is.
      I appreciate your kind words and encouragement. 🙂
      You have a solid site with good, informative posts!

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  4. Yay Hannah! Congratulations. Sounds like you found a great process to support your health and well-being. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thanks as well for following my blog. So lovely to have your presence 😊 Blessings, Debbie

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