My Story

Hello to all! My name is Jill and I am actually transitioning from a past blog http://www.quarterlifewellness.blogspot.com (blogspot is too unpredictable for me!) I am pretty new to the blogging game, but here is my story of life before and after “wellness.”
The Current Jill:

At Blueberry Hill in STL

I am a 24 year old masters student in the field of Industrial/Organization Psychology; basically HR, just a more snooty sounding title ๐Ÿ™‚ I am BEYOND excited to be done with school in May and although being in grad school is basically a full time job (and not always a fun one) I always make time for enjoying life. I currently work at Banana Republic to pay the bills, and get clothes at 50% off!! I love clothes so that will definitely be leaking into this blog. My goal past grad school is to get a job as a wellness consultant of some kind, i.e. building health promotion programs in organizations and helping people work towards a more healthy and happy life. Although I consider myself to be a pretty healthy person, I am currently working towards delving into the world of more healthful cooking. I workout around 6 days a week and am also looking for an outlet to share my tips and tricks on staying in shape. I am beyond blessed to have met the love of my life, Joe, in my masters program. Since we met we have encouraged each other to excel in everything we can, including a more healthy lifestyle. We love to cook for each other (although he is a MUCH better chef than myself) and chat about our workouts and fitness goals. I know I am very lucky to have a partner in crime in this fitness game and hope to possibly serve as that for anyone who doesn’t have it! Of course I can always use more help and am so excited to build friendships with my fellow bloggers.

The Old Jill:

My College Low Point

Growing up I was always a healthy kid, but unfortunately like many other young girls, I developed a binge eating disorder in high school that I struggled with on my own until finally reaching out for help my second year of college. I even had to go as far as ย leaving school for a semester to take care of myself. This was such a low point in my life, I was living an unhealthy lifestyle which was not only affecting me physically, but mentally I was dealing with depression. After attending therapy and with the help of my family and friends I was able to turn my life around. Since then, roughly 5 years ago, things haven’t always been easy. I feel like I FINALLY got everything under control about a year and a half ago. I found it extrememly difficult to be as healthy as I would have liked in college with my partying schedule. I look back and have no regrets, but I am happy to have grown up and no longer live that life of excess drinking and socially smoking (besides health wise, depression and binge drinking are not a good combination).ย  After leaving those ways behind, I have been working towards enjoying every second of life and becoming the person I always wanted to be! Looking back, I feel like every year gets better, I am loving growing older and maturing into who I am now. My current goal? To be the BEST I can be every day and share the message of fitness and health to anyone I can.
Outlook for My Blog:
I will be documenting new recipes I try and sharing ones that I already have.
Letting you in on my gym tips and tricks.
Talking about fashion, school, my puppy, celebrities, etc, anything else that currently strikes my fancy!

12 Responses

  1. Hey beautiful!! so glad you found my blog bc now i can read yours!! i love your outlook on life.. im a psych major too! i love it!

  2. Psych majors unite!….or untie, which is what I originally wrote. Ha!

    Hope you had a great day!

  3. Hey Jill! Thanks for the comment on my blog! You are tooooo cute. (woo hoo psych majors). I hope I accomplish as much as you by the time I’m 24 that’s for sure! I’ll be back m’dear.

  4. Hey Jill, I just found your blog through Gina’s and I’m so happy I did. Reading your story is incredibly inspiring because I’ve been dealing with BED for over a decade now. ( Wow, I’ve never actually looked at it that way.) Anyway, knowing that you have recovered and are now happy and healthy makes me very hopeful. Thank you.
    Lindsay

  5. I just recently found your blog & I am getting my Master’s degree in Health Promotion. I saw that was a future job area that interest you. I love health promotion. I look forward to getting to know you better.

  6. Hi Jill! I came across your blog recently and have enjoyed reading! Thank you for sharing your story and I look forward to keeping up with it.

  7. Hey Pretty Girl!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! I really appreciate your sweet comments. Thanks for sharing your story with us. I’m excited to read more!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Great to see another psych major. I am one too! I’m looking to be a marriage and family therapist. I really admire your desire to stay strong and keep continuing down the path to a healthy body.

    http://www.fitatheart.wordpress.com

  9. Hi Jill! Thanks so much for checking out my blog! I’m excited to follow yours as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great Monday!

  10. Mizzou? It’s nice to find a fellow tiger on here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m so excited to follow yours! You are seriously darling. LOVE your hair!

  12. Hi Jill
    I am so excited about your blog. I’m 17 years old and I suffer from Binge eating disorder. I havent been diagnosed and no-one knows, friends and family wise, but I am getting there. At the moment I’m working on stopping the bingeing and at the moment I am having about 2-3 non-bingeing days a week which is great! It’s soooo good to find a recovering binge eater with a blog, so I can use all their tips and hints.

    Angel

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