Hi, I’m Paige.
Yes, I was made fun of for my name as a child.
Fitness has always been an important part of my life. It has been my go to escape from my anxieties and stresses. I may even call it an addiction. If I go a day without exercise, something just doesn’t feel right.
I moved to Boston away from the quiet woods of NH in 2012. With this move came some new stresses I have never experienced before. On the outside living, working & going to school in Boston sounds like a dream come true, right? I’ve always wanted to do what I’m doing. It feels like I’m finally following my dreams. But, dreams don’t come easily. That’s always been my goal in life: make it look easy on the outside. That’s where fitness comes in. It helps me get over whatever is going on inside.
I have discovered my love for cooking. It is one of the only escapes I have from the week. It’s just me, the kitchen, and whatever food I’m chopping, mixing, or smashing. Nothing else matters. The best part of cooking? You really can’t screw up. I honestly feel like it is the only place in my life that I can’t mess up. It is an escape from my effort to be perfect.
Between fitness & cooking, I have found a love for life. They are the two activities that have gotten me through this past year of difficulties, tears, laughs, and just pure craziness. Do you ever feel like you have no control over life? Ya, me too. I feel like I have control over life when I’m breaking a sweat or cooking something.
Through this blog, I hope you are able to follow along my with my cooking & fitness journey. I plan to post some of the delicious dishes I make & will plan to share the workouts that I loved and hated. Most importantly, I hope to challenge you. I hope to challenge you to be a better YOU. How can you be a better you? What makes you happy? How do you escape from your daily life? I escape with a good sweat and a good recipe.
2012 was the year of “me” 2013 was the year of change 2014 was the year of “YOLO”