Healthy Chicks in the Community Week 7: A Fun Foodie Who Likes Her Cocktails Strong & Her Workouts Sweaty
Good afternoon Healthy Chicks! Today’s spotlight on Healthy Chicks in the Community is a twenty-something lady who loves her cocktails strong and her bread hot & fresh straight from the oven. I’ve actually had the honor of meeting Caitlin in person at a local coffee shop in Connecticut and she’s just as sweet as she sounds on paper. I’ll let Caitlin take it away from here!
NAME/AGE: Caitlin Croswell / 23
CURRENT CITY: Glastonbury, CT
PHOTO TAKEN: On the Lawn at Castle Hill in Newport, RI…a recommendation I got from a fellow blogger Tina, author of one of my first blogs I ever found – Carrots N Cake!
WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK: I work full-time in the sales department of a small engineering and manufacturing firm…while fulfilling my passion for blogging on the side!NUMBER ONE PASSION: Spreading love and happiness
NUMBER ONE PASSION: Making others feel confident, and less hard on themselves!
I FEEL MY HEALTHIEST SELF WHEN I AM: Eating the foods I crave (which means not depriving myself when those cravings aren’t necessarily for “clean food”) and doing the workouts I enjoy (aka not running…even though it seems at times like “all the bloggers” are doing it!
BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES: Make that ALWAYS have a glass of wine or a cocktail with dinner!
TOP THREE KITCHEN STAPLES: I rarely cook if you can believe it (perk of living at home with mom) but I’ve always gotta have my cutting board, a nice sharp knife for cutting veggies and/or fruit, and reusable containers to pack my lunches for work!
NUMBER ONE GUILTY PLEASURE: Probably cocktails…I love a strong drink!
EXERCISE THAT MAKES YOU SHINE: I’m in love with choreographed Step classes!
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: BREAD. Warm, crusty, white, fresh from the oven please.
MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER HEALTHY CHICKS: Health is way more than just the physical, chicks. Being “skinny” isn’t worth it if you’re miserable – trust me, I know. I’ve been in recovery from an eating disorder for two years now and at my lowest weight I was far from happy – and STILL wanted my body to look different. Now whenever I feel tempted to abuse my body by overexercising or restricting I remind myself of that fact, that doing those things does not bring happiness, and in truth my happiest self is a girl who trusts in her love for healthy eats, her passion for fun fitness, and her enjoyment of the cocktails and sweets of life too 🙂
If you’d like to be featured as one of my Healthy Chicks in the Community, or know someone who you want to make blush, email me for more deets. And remember, if you aren’t feeling your healthiest self or are struggling to make positive changes, shoot me an email anytime to schedule your FREE 15-minute info session / sign up for one of my health coaching programs.