Bio

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Hello, and welcome to my blog!

When I arrived at college four years ago, I could have never imagined that I would soon take up lifting, develop a driving 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 played recreational soccer since I was a kiddo, and continued to play throughout my years at high school, but wasn’t that great — I played more for fun rather than fanaticism. I hadn’t yet discovered my true passion.

Back in late 2012, when I began my college years, my daily routine had drastically changed. I wasn’t actively engaging in exercise (playing soccer) and 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 overwhelmed with all the food choices. “Oh, that looks good! And that too, I gotta try that.” I treated it as an all you can eat buffet like the vast majority of Freshman do: 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 reached the freshman 20.

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December 2012. I gained weight noticeably in my face.

I began to grow really unhappy with the weight I had gained, so I started going to the gym and would hop on the elliptical for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of ab exercises, in hopes of getting a “super sexy toned stomach, with the v-line” that every other girl seems to die for. I did this routine several times a week, without changing my diet, and would wonder why I wasn’t loosing weight. This was because I was doing things so wrong; I was so naive.

Around this time, I had just started dating my fiancé, and he was getting into lifting and would encourage me to give it a try too. I was very intimidated by others at first (not many girls 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 and try new exercises. Therefore, I was stuck in a “limbo,” doing the same exercises over and over, day in and out of the gym. I had lost weight but wasn’t seeing the results of muscle definition that I wanted, because my nutrition was still lacking.

Fast forward to present day, four years later, and I have achieved more than I thought I ever could! It wasn’t an easy or quick process. It wasn’t always fun, but lifting has taken me on a journey where I have learned and thus grown to be stronger both mentally and physically. 

It is my passion to share my experience with health and fitness with you, and my hope to inspire you to live a healthier, happier lifestyle. Nothing is impossible, as cliché as that 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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