So, as you may have noticed, my blog and social media sites have had a bit of a revamp and have changed from Lou’s Lean Lifestyle to Loutritious. I just thought I’d write a little blog post explaining how this has come about and why I’ve decided to have a little change-up!
As you know, this blog used to be called Lou’s Lean Lifestyle. I started it in January 2015 and whilst at the time it seemed like a great name, I feel like a lot has changed since then.
I first starting getting into health & fitness in April 2014, with me just wanting to “lose weight” and get a little healthier – which I certainly did! I did become somewhat very “lean” and so the name Lou’s Lean Lifestyle seemed appropriate when it first came about. However, since then a lot of things have happened which have made me want to change this.
Starting my degree in Nutrition and taking up rowing in September 2015 were the first things. The final thing for me was watching my dear Grampy suffering with Cancer and sadly passing away earlier this year.
Learning more and more everyday through my degree, it is so clear that Nutrition is so much more than just a means of “losing weight”, “getting lean” or anything else aesthetic-related. It’s about health, protecting the body from disease & illness, eating for performance and just generally getting the most out of your life by making yourself feel amazing with the food you eat. It’s also about having a balanced approach and enjoying what you eat, and realising that life is all about experience and happiness, which food can add to.
When you look up the word “lean” in a thesaurus, the other words it is associated with are things like “gaunt”, “wasted”, “emaciated”, “sparse”, “unfruitful” – these are not words that I want myself or this blog to be associated with, and are not words which represent me, my lifestyle or my outlook on health and fitness.
So, what is Loutritious all about?
I want it to be an outlet where I can help you to understand how to fuel your body with the best foods it needs to work & feel optimal, both physically and mentally.
I want you to learn how to use fitness & sport as a way to not only achieve a healthy body but also to push yourselves and achieve performance goals that you thought you never could.
I want to help you find the best balance in your lifestyle; from juggling all the different aspects of your life and managing your time, to helping you feel empowered and confident in your own skin.
But most importantly, I want to inspire you to live life at your happiest with a good relationship with food, fitness, your body and your mind. I want to make you see that there is no one size fits all when it comes to health and nutrition, but that you can find what works for you – and I’d like to help you do that!
So without further ado; welcome to Loutritious!