I have been re-evaluating the business aspect of my blogging with all of you and I realized that I’ve never properly introduced myself and how I came to write to you daily.
My name is Paula Maier and I am quickly approaching my 47th birthday. I have three children ages 18, 11 and 8. They are the most important accomplishment in my journey through life. My mother was my greatest role model in being a dedicated wife and parent, an avid volunteer for the arts, and a woman with grace, even after having 8 children.
My family has been in the restaurant business for 2 generations, so I’ve always valued the importance of the ‘community’ aspect of cooking as well as creating a quality meal. My focus on eating more vegetables with cleaner ingredients ramped up when my metabolism dive bombed at 38 years old. The result has been more creative cooking, leading to more energy in my overall day.
My trainers, Bob and Trisha, have been the most influential exercise teachers in motivating me to understand the importance of weight training and continued good health. I have benefited from a lifetime of different types of exercise, including riding horses competitively for 24 years. I’ve enjoyed running, cycling, Spinning, yoga, Pilates, and more recently, Pure Barre.
I’ve done different levels of weight lifting since I was in my 20’s, and have come to understand in the last 10 years that I cannot reach my weight loss goals and achieve the muscle tone I desire without weight lifting. In my late 30’s and early 40’s I thought that busting out lengthy cardio sessions was the answer, but that did not help me achieve my goals.
When I started blogging 3 years ago, I was more timid in my approach. I’ve matured into a style that I believe shows topics in a refreshing way that motivates others to make changes that will make a difference in how they feel every day.
I enjoy appearing younger than my actual age, which I give credit to the healthy lifestyle that we talk about in my blogs. I love interacting with readers and people about how small changes in their everyday activities can translate to a more focused, energetic, healthy life.