My name is Annie Heiss and I am 24 year old law school student. I’m married to a great guy who completely supports my career craziness, but also enjoys a nice home-cooked meal. Somehow, I WILL manage to do both, because I love my home-cooked meals too. I am vegan, with a focus on eating a whole foods, plant-based diet. I hope to share passion and inspiration for whole body wellness, weight loss, and (hopefully) getting ripped. Right now, I am focused on getting STRONG & LEAN, but I would like to use that to become a better runner. With a few half marathons and one full marathon under my belt, I’m hoping to continue that journey, but only as it supports my whole body wellness.
My journey toward health began the summer after my freshman year in college, when I found myself at a staggering 210 pounds. I lost over 55 lbs. of that weight, but am still currently struggling to attain my best self. Through highs and lows, a struggle with disordered eating, becoming vegetarian and finally vegan, I feel like I am finally at a place in my life where I have found my mojo. I desire to be my best self – not because of what others might think – but because I have an uncontrollable passion for food and fitness. Some days I am convinced I’ll get my law degree only to become a personal trainer and Michael’s stay-at-home chef. And you know what? That’s just fine, because I’m loving every minute of the journey.
I hope this blog will be a great chronicle of my journey from weight loss champion to super ripped ultra athlete :) or something in between…BUT – I WILL DO THIS THE HEALTHY WAY. I hope to inspire you all to learn to FUEL YOUR BODY through listening to it carefully, increasing healthy fats, eating a diet of CleanCarbs, and packing in that vegan protein. Also, this blog, for me, is a testament to my faith in God, and a testimony to the fact that everything in physical reality is connected to and a pure reflection of spiritual reality. I have found an unbelievable sense of support and community through plant-based living, and both meditation and affirmations are a part of my daily practice. I often share that spiritual existence as an integral part of my physical existence. I know that not everyone believes or accepts this, but I hope you’ll find some great inspiration here anyway.
Also, in case you’re curious about the name of the blog, ummm…have you eaten avocados? They’re delicious. They are plant power in perfect form, and I’m obsessed with putting them on everything. Don’t fear the healthy fats!
Body shots since I’ve started my blog:
And trust me, there’s gonna be a LOT more where this came from!