Full disclosure - this next Fitness Spotlight is going to highlight a woman from Davidson College, which is my undergrad institution. I need to say that upfront so that my pro-Davidson biases will be out in the open before I start to gush over this woman's healthy foods blog and positive outlook on nutrition.
It would be limiting to say that www.KathEats.com is purely a healthy foods blog, but that is one of the main benefits. It also serves as an inspiration tool for anyone (female or male) who has struggled with seeing their weight or clothing sizes rise and been frustrated over an inability to fix things.
Without giving away her entire story (which can be found here: http://www.katheats.com/kath-2/ ) she basically got tired of seeing her weight increase and made a life decision one day to take control of her eating habits and start getting more daily functional exercise. I might be making it sound overly simplistic, but the good news is that taking charge of your own weight loss really IS simplistic. It starts one day, with one pro-active healthy choice, which snowballs into another, then another.
Kath eventually lost 30 pounds, and her weekly exercise routine is a mix of running, elliptical, and spinning classes. She was also featured on the cover of the January 2007 issue of Women's World Magazine.
Her site is not only inspirational for anyone who thinks losing double-digit pounds is a fantasy, but there are also NUMEROUS receipes and posts related to food. She seems to be fanatic about oatmeal in-particular, which suits me well since that is my preferred complex carb source. Her blog received an award from FoodBuzz.com for 2009.
I'd be promoting this site whether she was a Davidson alum or not (we have never met) but her blog truly is a must-read for anyone (female or male) who needs both information and inspiration on how to take command of your nutritional health one step at a time.