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MY STORY

"Lazy Susan" was always the family joke in my household. Whenever we found ourselves at a Chinese restaurant my dad would always be the first to say, "Now we have two lazy Susan's at the table". And he wasn't lying. I was VERY lazy. My first recollection of unhealthy food choices started when we were deemed old enough to make our own breakfast before school. I instead used this time to get the extra 15 minutes of sleep and would walk out the door with a jar of Nutella and a spoon. Throughout the years after school I spent most of my money on alcohol and cheeseburgers and the 9-5 work day consisted of lunch and snacks from the vending machine. I thought I was still healthy because I played Netball 3 times a week and was always 'the skinny girl', but looking back I was always tired. I slept in until midday whenever I had the chance, I was always late, had no energy and was unmotivated. I also thought that I could cook, but really everything that came out of my oven was in the shape of a cupcake, and everything that was cooked in a pan came from a jar. Then one day I met a boy who threw a jar of pasta sauce in the bin and taught me how to make one from scratch. I slowly traded in the packets, boxes, sugar and butters for whole, fresh ingredients and fell in love with the art of creating something from scratch. Now I find myself studying nutrition and have a passion for living a healthy balanced lifestyle. I moved from Adelaide, Australia, to Banff, Canada in 2016 and made the most of living life in the Canadian Rockies. With the mountains at my doorstep I had no choice to get out and enjoy them. Don’t get me wrong, I can still drink half a bottle of champagne within the hour and finish the night with more than one slice of pizza, but life’s all about balance. So in a way I hope this site inspires you to be more active and fuel those activities with good wholesome food, but I also hope it inspires me to keep up living my best life.