What to say? I have been a bookworm my entire life. I learned to read at a very young age and read book after book after book. Great for my intellectual development, not so great for my physical development. Something amazing happened in my early teens when I discovered dance; it was a way to socialize and be active, and it turned out that I loved it!
I was soon dancing in group hip-hop and jazz competitions, by 17 I was teaching adorable little kids dances for recitals and competitions, at 18 I started taking college classes in biology, nutrition, and fitness, by 19 I was a certified personal trainer working out of a gym, and around 20 I joined a running group and started training for half-marathons (I completed a half-marathon once). I have since taken more classes in biology, nutrition, and fitness, and have also tried a ton of (sometimes crazy) fitness classes along the way! Now, a decade later, I’m still setting new goals and expanding my fitness horizons. I am also still a bookworm!
My love of fitness has given me so much joy – whether I’m running through my neighborhood on a beautiful fall day, hiking along a creek in the Mount Hood Wilderness with sweat dripping off my nose, or snowboarding in Aspen knowing there’s a great bottle of wine and a book at the bottom, staying fit has not only given me something to occupy my time, but it’s allowed me to do things I once could only dream of.
I have an overwhelming desire to experience EVERYTHING in life. My two greatest passions are fitness and reading, and I have a dream of lying on a beach with a great book and looking really fly doing it! This blog is my way of marrying my two passions and sharing them with everyone else who loves books or wants to get fit. You will see me post my goals and my successes, and in turn I hope I can help and inspire you on your journey.
I also love golf, cooking, trying new foods, wine tasting (I am proof that you can love wine and be fit too!), traveling, my cat Maylene, and my awesome husband Tony (for whom failures are not an option).
-The Bikini Bookworm
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