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Welcome to my blog, 2sharemyjoy.com!

About Me

My name is Lisa Goodwin and I moved with my husband from Germany to the States in March 2016. I earned my sport, theology, and teaching degree back in Germany before we started a family. Today, I enjoy teaching you about healthy eating habits and fitness.

I love being a stay at home mom, which gives me the opportunity to reach people through my blog, providing a work-from-home income. I am blessed to stay home with my baby boy (and dogs) while at the same time helping others make their lives better, enjoying more and stressing less.

Why do I teach online?

I’ve always had a passion for fitness and I always had the gift of teaching, therefore I went to college and got my degree. I often see people struggling with unhealthy eating habits and fitness that will not produce desired results.

And I have BEEN THERE! Moving to the states where there are fast food restaurants on EVERY corner. It is just so convenient to drive-thru.

Being a mom and staying home where there is food available all day, emotional eating, eating out of boredom, cravings when it is that time in the month (TMI, haha).

Then there’s another misconception keeping you away from healthy eating; the idea that it is expensive. Eventually I was just not satisfied with gaining pounds, feeling tired and weak all the time.

How did I get there?

The journey to a healthy lifestyle certainly hasn’t been easy for me!

The struggle has been real. There are so many health tips, weight loss tips, and nutritional advice out there… it is really hard to get a grasp on what is healthy and what is not.

When I first started my health and fitness journey, my number one goal was to lose weight, which I achieved with a portion control system. It worked, but afterwards I had to focus hard so I wouldn’t gain the weight back.

Then I thought, well, you can lose weight on any diet, really. But, AM I HEALTHY NOW?

What about my chronic heartburn, acne, bad sleep, oily hair, brittle nails, migraines…

Might there be something “wrong” with my body, or could my health be out of balance? So I started researching and tried a more paleo diet first, which made things worse. Then I stumbled upon a plant based (vegan) diet and found many reasons to try it out. The plant based diet is contrary to the keto, atkins, or paleo diet because it is high in carbs.

Can that be good, though?

Doing more research showed that there are many studies backing up the claim that a vegan diet is the healthiest diet and the easiest diet to lose weight. I have summarized these scientific findings for you. Check them out here.

Now, what about my personal health?

So after giving the plant based diet a shot (I mean, why not?), I can say that I have ZERO heartburn, my skin is healthy (after 6 weeks), my nails are no longer brittle, and my migraines shifted from aura + excruciating pain to just an aura without the pain, or no migraines at all. My son’s eczema also got better.

I also lost a few more pounds without trying. And, I lost fat in areas of my body I was never able to lose fat (thighs and booty). I would always lose the weight in other areas but my “problem areas” wouldn’t budge.

Another positive effect of the diet change was a reduction in spending money on food. You can eat plant based and buy expensive foods, but you can also eat a healthy diet on a budget while still getting all your nutrients. No need to buy high priced steaks, burgers, or seafood! The biggest money savers were no longer eating out and swapping meat with beans!

Now I am here FOR YOU

No matter where you are in your fitness and health journey, I am here to help. I love creating simple recipes and meal plans, and motivating you to get into a fitness routine that suits your needs. Please let me know if you have any questions and check out my recommendations page.

 

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