This is Why I'm Haute : Healthy Shawneda

Healthy is the new haute!

During high school I joined our school's "Iron Mine" aka the boy's gym, started lifting weights, and fell in love with strength training. Twenty plus years later, I'm committed to lifting, have a budding romance with pilates, and solidifying my affection for low to no impact cardiovascular activity. After reaching 299 pounds at my heaviest, losing 80 pounds then regaining 25, I'm done with diets. I eat as little refined sugar as humanly possible, eat as many tasty veggies as I can find, and don't drink any calories. My haute health is being committed to living a lifestyle where HEALTH is my ultimate goal.

While I respect the practice of medicine I'm not ruled by BMI charts. Being super thin or having ripped abs is not part of "getting haute" for me. I sleep well, exercise, hydrate, supplement, and eat healthy to have a healthy waist circumference (lower than 35 inches) and remain free of hypertension, maintain a low LDL (achieved), maintain a high HDL (achieved) and healthy blood sugar (achieved).

Together we can love the bodies we live in and continue to get Haute! 

Merriam Webster Definition of Haute: fashionable or high-class

Make healthy FASHIONABLE!

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