Hello! Thanks for visiting my personal blog. My name is Melissa. I was born in Canada and raised by both my parents in a suburb just outside of Toronto along with two older brothers. I love my family to bits and adore them, along with the newest members -my nephew and niece. I also got lucky and married an incredible man whom I can not live without!
A little about me:
I have always had a passion for fitness. I joined a gym at 16 years old (thanks to my mama who inspired me to do this!) and have been working out ever since then. Can you believe I never stopped for more than 3 weeks ?! I lost a whopping 35 pounds in the first 2 years by not only exercise but also following a healthy diet. I have struggled with stomach problems since I was a little girl being severely lactose intolerant and highly sensitive to gluten and eggs. I was inspired (forced) to take control of my diet to help reduce these horrible symptoms that I have always lived with. Through blood work, countless elimination diets, and consulting with a variety of doctors including medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists and holistic nutritionists I was able to dive deeper into the symptoms I was having and take action. You will be able to read about my lifestyle and way of living throughout my blog posts.
I also always have had a passion for working. I started my first job when I was 14 years old working for my dad’s company. I have always had a job and saving my hard earned dollars was something I really enjoyed. Having an entrepreneurial spirit since I was a young girl, at 13 I would make my own jewelry and would try to sell it to friends and family. When my parents had guests coming for dinner I would make sure I had a nice display out for them to choose from !
After graduating from Ryerson University in Toronto, I worked for the Ontario Government for just under a year. I quickly learned that it just wasn’t for me. I knew I always wanted to own my own business. Instead, I took a BIG leap of faith and invested in a business opportunity at the age of 25. I successfully owned and operated this business for 7 years. I recently decided to sell the business at the age of 32 years old (You can read more about this story here) which triggered ‘the world in 365’. This meant packing our bags and leaving everything behind for the next year to travel the world!
I have created this blog for several reasons:
- To document my journey around the world
- Share how to stay fit while travelling and in general how to keep a FIT body, mind and soul
- Live out loud and share some of my personal story to hopefully inspire and help others in need
- Tips and tricks on variety of subjects including: fitness, health and wellness, travel, beauty, recipes, etc.
Overall this blog is for my personal use but it is also to share my passion on maintaining a FIT body, mind and soul while incorporating some personal stories and travel journey. I hope I can inspire others to be bold, and think outside the box. Or allow you to find something here that can help you through your journey to be FIT.
This blog is a work in progress and will be evolving- I am total newbie at this blogging thing and also not a professional writer. You will see my grammatical errors throughout and it may not all flow, so bare with me. I can assure you that everything I write does comes from the heart. Also, I am not a health professional (yet) so many ways that I stay FIT may not work for you. Please stick to what works for you! And lastly as a side note, I am not trying to make money from this blog, it is a personal thing 😊
If you have any questions at all or feedback, please send me an e-mail. I am always available: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of Love, Melly