Hi! I’m Kim. I am 22 years old and a recent college graduate. I have my Bachelor’s degree in English with a double minor in Linguistics and Psychology. I always knew I wanted to study English because I have always had a passion for reading and writing. My other passion in life is healthy living. To me this includes eating healthy, yet delicious, foods and being active in a stress-free way. I love to run, bike, walk, hike, swim, and simply be outdoors. I have attained a new love and appreciation for the outdoors and nature over the last few years, and it has brought me so much joy.
I am a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, certified through the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). In 2012, I created Running on Good. Acknowledging chronic diseases to be the greatest health risk, I created this user-friendly website that others can learn from and relate to. My goal is to increase awareness of the power of whole foods while encouraging readers to comment, share, and have an active role in their own health and well-being through food and physical activity. The primary focus of Running on Good is whole food nutrition and putting together enjoyable healthy meals with whole, mostly organic, foods.
At the same time, Running on Good proudly encourages you to find YOUR good. This means finding what works best for you and your body.
Taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, I do not believe that one approach works best for everyone. I have found what works best for my own body and want to help you do the same so that you can thrive, not only in your own health and wellness, but in your life, in your own way. Whether you are running the trails, running errands, running a marathon, or running after your kids, I will work to help you do it at your best by teaching you how to take care of your body. Find YOUR good and run on it.
I try to eat organic whole foods as often as I can. When I indulge, I try to go for healthier options such as organic dark chocolate, but there are times when my indulgence is a bagel with cream cheese or a bun-less burger at Five Guys and that’s okay. The most important thing for me is that majority of my diet–meaning as close to 100% as I can get–comes from whole, unprocessed foods (I consider myself a follower of the 80/20 rule: eating 80% “clean” and 20% “not clean”).
All in all, Running on Good is where I bring together my passion for writing and healthy living. I entitled my blog Running on Good because I believe you need to nourish your body well in order for it to run and perform well. I think it is important to start caring about your health as early as possible; it is not something to dismiss until old age or the onset of a disease or condition. I want to help others sort through all the confusion surrounding the world of health, wellness, food, balance and time management, while receiving the nutritional advice that is best for their body in a way that does not increase stress or burn a whole in their wallet. It is possible. You just have to find the way. And they key? Finding YOUR good. That internal drive, desire, value, and respect is so crucial. You just have to find it.
In this blog, I share recipes, websites, other blogs, advice, information, exercises, and a few other things that I find useful. I hope to help others obtain a healthier, more balanced lifestyle through whole foods and physical activity. Living a more naturally healthy lifestyle is one of the best things I have ever done for myself, and I am extremely proud of my hard work. I hope you decide to join in me in the quest to live a more healthy, natural and balanced life, happily.
Please, feel free to visit my professional website here.