Welcome to Sweetly Fit, the story of a future registered dietitian, whole foods eating, hooked on fitness college girl striving for balance in a not-so-balanced world.

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My name is Kristi and I am passionate about making a healthy lifestyle be as delicious as possible. Over the course of several years, I have transitioned my eating to mostly whole, real foods. Recently I began working with a holistic practitioner who has helped me tackle my own health issues, including food sensitivities. I now follow a “whole foods” approach to eating that has completely transformed the way I view food…for the better. While at first thought, this way of eating seemed restrictive and boring, I soon found out it is anything but. Most importantly, I’m feeling better than ever before, thriving from nourishment of  a whole foods diet!

I moved away from home and started a new chapter in my life as I strive to achieve my long-time goal of becoming a registered dietitian.  Come join me for the ride, which will be filled with my cooking, baking, and fitness adventures along the way.


Below, I share why I first hopped onto the health-train and how I became an exercise lover: 

Several years ago, I vowed to change my unhealthy habits and get serious about being healthy.  I have always loved to eat. While I ate many fruits and vegetables, many other not so healthful items went into my mouth as well. Over time, I started noticing that all my snacking was starting to take a toll on my body.  I didn’t feel good mentally or physically and my confidence dwindled because of it. One day, I finally got fed up with it and decided to start my journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

Since then, exercise has become a huge part of my life.

I found a passion for running and have completed several small races around my town. I enjoyed every second of it!

I caught the “race fever” and immediately signed up for more races.

Can You Beat Done Race

Can you beat Don? Race 2009

I felt on top of the world each time I set foot on the pavement. Running gave me an outlet to get out all of my aggression, stress, and fear. It allowed me to clear my head and just be.

But running wasn’t the only thing I came to love…

Yoga also found it’s way into my life…and I couldn’t be happier that it did! Again, yoga has been a wonderful stress reliever, only in a whole different way than running.  There is so much variety in yoga. I can completely relax my body and mind with it, or I can do an extremely challenging workout. It is so versatile, but whatever routine I end up choosing, I can be assured that I will come out feeling refreshed and revived.

I was having fun with running and yoga, but at the same time I still wanted to expand my exercise horizons. I have more recently become a huge fan of strength training and lifting weights.

I used to be intimidated by the weights side of the gym. I wanted to be in there, but didn’t even know where to start. I began reading online about lifting weights and gained some knowledge of some basic moves and routines that I could do. One day I was feeling extra brave and decided to just go for it at the gym. And you know what? I LOVED IT! Why had I been so afraid all this time? Lifting has done so much for my body and really changed the way I look and feel. I recently decided to continue building on my love for strength training by becoming a member of a local Crossfit gym. Crossfit has led me to a wonderfully supportive group of fellow-fitness-lovers and I feel truly at home there.

My lifestyle in regards to food and fitness is still evolving and my eagerness to learn just keeps growing as well. I hope to share some of my insight so that others may benefit, too.


69 Responses to “About”

  1. AnAppleADay November 1, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    love your blog!!!!

  2. Peanut Butter Bliss November 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    wow girlie you are one good yoga practicer (does that even make sense?) haha I never knew you loved it so much!!

  3. katie November 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    I LOVE sushi too!!!!!!!!

  4. tropicaleats November 5, 2009 at 1:39 am #

    Sushi is sooooo good !

  5. *Andrea* November 8, 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    just found your blog and love it! i also have a hugeeeee sweet tooth but enjoy running and am trying to find a better balance with college, food, health, exercise etc.

  6. Sweet Cheeks November 8, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    Hey Andrea! Good for you for making the effort to get healthier! Good luck! xoxo

  7. Kristie November 9, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    Hey name twin! Nice blog you’ve got here, I love the way you eat! You’ve got good taste 😉 Sushi!

  8. simplysavlysav November 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Hey great blog! I just found it! I admire your switch to a balanced life style! I’m really starting to get into yoga as well! I’ve been a pretty dedicated pilates gal for a while =] I’d love to add you to my blog role if thats ok!?! Have a great weekend! ❤

  9. Hillary December 8, 2009 at 4:24 am #

    Yay…so glad I found your blog. We have lots in common. I look forward to reading!

  10. Tina January 2, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    Just found your blog! Love it 😀 (especially the name, very kawaii)

  11. jqlee January 26, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    just found your blog! we have the same page layout, same love for oats, sushi, running and we both live for dessert. yay!

  12. Jennifer January 30, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    It’s great to see yet another person who loves running as I do! I haven’t done a 5k yet, but am planning to run a 1/2 marathon in a week. But as of today I had a setback. I’m a previous ballerina and have had much wear and tear on my ankles and knees and today I was in so much pain! I’m going tomorrow to get special shoe inserts. Hope it works. I look forward to keeping up with you. Check out my blog. I think we have a lot in common. 🙂

  13. chester520 January 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    You’re kind of adorable… Way to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle!

    – Gabriella

  14. Mae (OhhMay.Wordpress) February 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Sushi is the BEST! I love your blog- you are too cute!! Congrats on your 5k and good luck on future races.
    You’re wonderful!!


  15. Running on Faith February 15, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    Love the about me! I, too, got back into running recently and as an on/off runner in the past, I can say that I definitely fell head over heals in love with the sport again and the thrill it gives me 🙂 LOVE dessert, too!! I am SUCH a sweet tooth!!

  16. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health February 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    “I learned the hard way that striving to be perfect only ends up backfiring. The key is to practice moderation and be kind to your body.” AMEN SISTA!!

    Love your blog and love your story =) And you and I are definitely on the same page when it comes to good eats 😉

  17. Brittany March 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    Dessert is by far the best meal of the day!!

  18. Lindsay March 19, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    hmmm, YUM SUSHI! makin me HANGRY!

  19. CourtandWhit April 13, 2010 at 1:55 am #

    So I just looked back at almost all of your post, and you are just like us! Kinda crazy, not even gonna lie, lol.

    • Sweet Cheeks April 13, 2010 at 2:01 am #

      LOL! What is it now?! So glad I found your blog 😀

  20. elaine @ Om Sweet Om June 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    I’m so excited to find another yoga enthusiast! Your blog looks great! 🙂

  21. erinsloves July 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    love your blog girl..cant wait to come back!

  22. Britta August 8, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    Just found you blog! The breakfast cookie look SOO GOOD!! Now I’m going to go search your page for the recipe!

  23. tastyandtrim August 23, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Love your blog! I just signed up for my first 5k 🙂 I look forward to following you!

  24. itisallaboutbalance October 3, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    The more I read the more I love. You are the perfect role model honestly, I am on the fence everyday about exercise and Yoga. Guess what neither happens, I eat ok…it could be better but I know it will give me more energy and will to exercise. They all tie in together, you worded everything perfectly for me to reread and get my butt moving! So happy I came across your blog. 🙂 xoxo

  25. cbrady3 October 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Looks like we have a lot in common — from finding healthy food, running, and yoga to being “flexitarians”!

  26. abercrombie jackets December 31, 2010 at 4:39 am #

    May the Force be with you.

    abercrombie jackets

  27. Kayla January 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Ah, we are so much alike!! I’m a flexitarian as well, he he.

  28. Jenny January 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Love your blog! 😀

  29. katshealthcorner January 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Dessert is definitely my favorite meal of the day. Oats and nut butters are on the top of my I-ABSOLUTELY-LOVE list too. 🙂

  30. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries February 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I just found your blog, and I love it! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  31. littlehealthjunkie February 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    We are so much alike it’s too funny. I love sushi, veggies, oats, RUNNING…Most importantly though, I also LIVE for desserts! I added you to my google reader:)

  32. Sere February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    You are SO right about the fact that exercise and eating well is not work! It’s the only way to not be overwhelmed and to not miss all the wonderful things of life just because you have to workout!

  33. Enriqueta Welch February 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

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  34. poker March 2, 2011 at 10:19 am #

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  35. Katrina March 4, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    Hi, Just found your blog and love, love, love it! I love to bake but have ran into the problem of trying to live a healthy lifestyle but not having any good recipes that are healthy to bake! I look forward to reading more!

  36. Vesta Staine March 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this site.

  37. eva626 April 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    last line…LOVED IT! lol… have a healthy and happy life…yummy blog btw!

  38. Priyanka May 15, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    Great blog Kristi!

  39. Jessica June 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog since it led me to yours! Love the name, your eats, you exercise…just love it! I look forward to reading more! I live for desserts too! 😉

  40. Hayley (Oat Couture) June 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Nice to meet you! 🙂 Just stumbled across your blog and glad I did! Looking forward to hearing about your journey to becoming an RD. My ultimate goal too! 🙂

  41. Allison July 2, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Hey Kristi! I keep trying to leave you comments but I think it’s going to spam. Can you try to unblock me? I’ve had this problem with a few different Word Press users 😦

    • Sweet Cheeks July 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

      Yep it did go to spam, boo! I fixed it now though!! 😀

  42. Isabelle@cheesymiteapples July 21, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    Amazing blog you have here! Look forward to reading more 🙂

  43. lovetotrain July 24, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    i just stumbled upon your blog and so glad i did!! looks like we have similar food tastes 🙂 definitely subscribing 🙂

  44. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen} July 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Glad you ‘meet’ you through WIAW. I look forward to reading!

  45. pbbrittany July 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    I just stumbled upon your blog. You have tried so many new things!! Gotta love variety! I just wish that I could also get into Yoga. I’ve said it before, but my mind runs a mile a minute and I can’t calm down long enough to do Yoga. If I do, I fall asleep (which has happened before. LOL)

  46. ittybitsofbalance July 31, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    I’m so happy you commented on my blog! You look like you have some FABULOUS taste in food 🙂

    Best of luck with the college situation! I had some difficulties with my first year, but you seem to have a better control on things than I did haha

  47. Errign August 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    I hadn’t read your about me before so I stopped by this morning – I do love oat creations, sushi and dessert – along with running, strength training and yoga!

  48. Tara August 8, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    I just found your blog and I LOVE it! The recipes sound amazing and I have added you to my Google Reader so I can see more 🙂

  49. K.E.P.T. You Fit August 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Cool blog! I love your passion for healthy foods and fun fitness 🙂 Nice layout too-looks like we have a lot in common! Please follow me too. http://www.katieept.wordpress.com

  50. Alaina September 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    your blog is adorabale. loved your about me and section and your passion for running and healthy eats means we can totally be friends. Um then I checked out where you are leaving in your first year of college and was filled with envy and jealous. definitely think i will have to work to overcome. My dorm was maybe the size of kitchen area and I shared it with someone (who was not pleasant). hope you love college and enjoy it and if you need anything, please come to me!!!
    Check out the blog as well 🙂

  51. Shannon September 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    I love reading your blog! Your posts are always interesting and fun to read! 🙂

  52. elizabethjarrard October 5, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    cute blog! thanks for your sweet comment on my blog-let me know if you have any questions about the dietetic internship process!!

  53. Ashley October 10, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    I just found your blog and I love it!! You are so pretty. I love all your recipes and I look foward to reading more.

  54. Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking November 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    Wow Kristi, I’m so glad I found your blog!

  55. Kiah November 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    So glad I came across your blog! I love how you added in different fitness things bit by bit 🙂

  56. ohshineon November 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    This is fabulous and your journey to healthy living, running, and cooking is so great! I love meeting other college kiddies in the blog world that love reading cookbooks and baking up sweet food just as much as I do. Stay at it, girl! I look forward to reading your future posts!


  57. Chocolate Covered Sneakers December 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    i love your blog!! we have so much in common, like our obsession for nut butters, and love for running and yoga. I’m so glad i found your blog!!

  58. busylivinghealthy January 16, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Love your blog! I’m excited to continue reading it! 🙂

  59. funfreshfit February 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Love the blog!! Can’t wait to keep reading 🙂

  60. Lauren @ WWoB April 23, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    So nice to meet you! Your attitude and philosophy are so bright – Ill be back for sure!

    • Sweetly Fit April 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

      thank you!!! Nice to meet you, too! 🙂

  61. plateitnclimb July 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Excited to find your blog! I’m a dietetics student @ Virginia Tech. LOVE it! ps the food looks amazing

  62. fitnwellmommy October 10, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    I just found your blog and I’m excited to read more! Your recipes look SO good! Also, I just received a sample box of Quest bars and I’m excited to try them, especially after reading your post!

  63. Miranda @ Miranda Runs April 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Your blog is seriously adorable! 🙂


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