Rae – Scale Back Alabama

Fueling Your Active Life

As a D-I distance runner in college, I found nutrition to be really important to how I felt and performed at races. I often struggled to eat well, and because of my experiences I believe that our weaknesses can be turned into strengths and used to help others. I hope that this post will help you along the way to meeting your own goals and living a fulfilling life. Every single one of us has “performance” goals, just like athletes have times they want to beat or championships they want to win. Some of my main goals in life are loving the people around me well and helping others to feel healthy and confident. I find that exercise and diet can be helpful allies to us on our way to reaching these goals – I know that they have been for me! Self-care, exercise, nutrition, and even hydration are simple tools that help us make the most of what we’ve been given and lead satisfying, fulfilling, and inspiring lives. Especially now, in these stressful times of dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19. It’s important to me to make time for self-care – when I do, I always show up better for others. That often looks for me like grocery shopping once a week, taking the time to eat three balanced meals each day, and waking up an hour earlier to drink coffee, read my bible, and work out each morning. I also love a short lunch break walk – that’s something so easy to do that makes me feel good immediately! Journaling is another good one – it’s great...