Originally this blog was simply about clean (mostly Paleo) eating. When I began to write about my food adventures and experiments, I did it to give myself a creative outlet while maintaining a sense of personal accountability and responsibility. As a byproduct, many fellow athletes were curious because they were either new to Paleo, or were bored with chicken and broccoli on repeat. Who wants that?!
But as the years have passed, and as we roam this earth, we have also continued to grow. So must the blog. I’ve started posting my workouts, because I don’t have access to a gym nearby. I workout in our garage, aka home box. We travel A LOT, and I hope to share many of those journey’s here as well, I may be playing catch up for a while. As far as food is concerned, Paleo is still very prevalent in our lifestyle, however depending on the workout load, intensity, and location, sometimes you just may need a little more of this, and a little less of that! We don’t have the 24/7 access to anything, anytime that we are used to in the good ol’ USA. We are currently living abroad in Europe. The lifestyle is so much more relaxed, stores close for a few hours in the middle of the day. There simply isn’t instant access. I am loving it. It really forces you to sit back and ask yourself, do I really need that? It also forces you to plan your meals in advance to ensure you’ll have the ingredients you need. I am excited to say that we will be here for another year!
I am currently revamping the blog which is time consuming for a non-techy lady. I am adding more content and also updating recipes and photos, so please be patient with me.
A little background information about me: My nickname is Oat, hence the name of the blog. I have a love for art, fitness, music, nutrition, family, travel and life. I received my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and plan on moving on to my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specifically Acupuncture, when we return to the states. I am also looking into the NTA‘s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program!
Like most people I am dealing with finding the balance between work, family, food, workouts and just taking a second to breathe. I am a Naval Officers wife, a US Navy Veteran, complete nature lover, Prosecco enthusiast, functional fitness participant, performance foodie, beginner Yogi, a socially concerned being and new mom to my little Redfield! Hopefully what you read here will spark deeper personal curiosity and development, or just pass the time. 😉
As we travel around trying new foods, moving purposefully, and growing our family, I’d love to share the experiences and recipes with you!
Sit down and stay a while.