My name is Sarah, I’m 28 years old and I live in Louisville, Kentucky which is sort of a big city but I live in the suburbs so it doesn’t seem that way. I graduated from college in 2004 and hold two Bachelor of Arts degrees…English and Art History. But once my lifestyle changed, so did my interests.
I was pursuing a third degree in Public Health Education while working a full-time job but it turned out to be more than I felt I could handle at the time and the courses just weren’t lining up with my interests. I was also toying with the idea of being a personal trainer but at this point I’m just living life and waiting for the right opportunity to come along. I’m still working on finding my true passion and hoping my career will follow one day.
I’ve been married to my wonderful husband Josh since 2005 and we have been together since 1999. In 2008, we adopted a Beagle-Basset hound mix named Suzie who is the love of our lives.
Our favorite things to do together are trying out new restaurants (which cater to both vegans and omnivores), watching UFC pay per views, movie nights at home, hanging out with our wonderful friends and rocking out at concerts! We have a lot not in common too, but we respect each other’s differences and continue to grow together as a couple.
We attend a really great Christian church here in Louisville and have been blessed to make the connections we have with the people there and to be involved in the ministries we have been called to. We are constantly working toward renewing our spirits and our relationships with each other and with God, which our church has played a big part in.
My best friend Courtney and I are like sisters separated at birth, you will hear her mentioned on the blog a lot. My long lost sister and I are sure to get in plenty of girl-time including our Wednesday night potluck dinners, a tradition started years ago. Just about whatever we do, shenanigans always occur, we are just that lucky! She’s also my go-to fashion/style girl because she really knows her stuff and I am apparently clueless! Above everything though, Courtney is a very supportive friend and is always up for trying new things and new places with me.
See Sarah Eat
I started this blog on May 16, 2008 to hold myself accountable to daily healthy eating and exercise in order to maintain a 70 lb weight loss that began in January 2007. In the process, I have found an amazing community of fellow bloggers with whom I have shared recipes, product reviews, meal ideas, and so much more.
As far as my diet, in October 2009, I decided to give vegan eating (no meat, dairy, eggs, etc.) a try after being vegetarian off and on for a year or so. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this was a lifelong change as I have never been healthier, happier or more peaceful. Although I initially “went vegan” for health reasons, I have taken it upon myself to become more educated on the issues involving animal cruelty and the environment. I think it is important that we treat our bodies as temples, that we are kind to others (including animals), and that we take care of this beautiful Earth that God created. So being vegan just makes sense for me. And the food is really, really good too!
I enjoy cooking and can follow just about any recipe from a cookbook or that I find online. But I’m not one to post very many original recipes. That’s something I look forward to doing more of in the future when I find more of my own style in the kitchen!
Some of my favorite foods are:
- Peanut butter (could not live without it)
- Beans, beans, and more beans!
- Dark chocolate (the real kind)
- Bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S, haha)
- Sweet potatoes
- Herbal teas (I love trying new flavors and also the health benefits are astounding)
- Coffee (antioxidants and I can drink it black)
- Yogurt (non-dairy and plain or vanilla for lower sugar)
- Smoothies (especially in the summer time) – Have you tried a Green Monster yet?
And of course, during the Fall, I am all about some pumpkin!
I became a runner in September 2007, when I took my first strides, going only 2 minutes at a time. I completed a 5k, 10k, 10-miler and half-marathon in the Spring of 2008 with pretty decent times. After the half-marathon, I was a little sore and burned out from the intense training so I took a break. For two years after that, I stuck with shorter distance racing and attempted half marathons but did a lot of walking, the running just wasn’t coming together for me.
But in early Fall 2010, I felt that connection come back and I have been taking advantage ever since. Sometimes you just have to wait for your mojo to come back. And when it does, don’t hesitate! I have been enjoying both short and medium distance racing and I plan to run a marathon sometime in the near future. To follow my journey and read my racing recaps, check out my fitness blog River City Fitness!
Aside from running, my other favorite activities are weight training, volleyball and yoga. And there’s nothing quite like a nice long walk, especially when the weather is nice!
Thanks for reading more about me! Don’t be a stranger.