The day has finally come, my first blog post! As you probably have already gathered… my name is Hannah and I’m a Registered Dietitian living and working in Boston. I love eating, cooking, trying new food, exercising and keeping on top of all the new health and food and fitness trends everyone is talking about. I have always had a lot to say and Healthy with Hannah will be my place to say it.
This blog has been in the works (in my head at least) for about 2 years, which is surprising because I am a pretty “just do it”-type girl with little patience and a need for results. I wanted to start this blog and knew that I was beyond qualified and capable; yet I felt such a strong inability to start. I found the more I procrastinated the more guilt I experienced; I knew I could do it, I just wasn’t. I have felt like a hypocrite when counseling clients encouraging clients to “step outside of your comfort zone, you can do it! Getting started is the hardest part!” yet I wasn’t taking my own advice!
“Getting starting is the hardest part” is a phrase I say all the time, usually when I am working with clients on health and diet-related changes. Whether it’s getting on track with your diet, starting a workout routine, writing a paper for school, cleaning the massive mess your home has become, me starting this blog… sometimes taking the first step is the hardest part. For the first time in my life I have experienced first-hand the weight and fear and anxiety people get when exiting their comfort zone and starting a new diet, or learning to cook or exercising for the first time because it’s new to them, just like making this website and starting this blog is out of my comfort zone and new to me. I think this experience gives me such better insight that I will be able to use to help others, and myself moving forward.
I’m so excited to start this journey with you all and have great hopes this will grow into something I am proud of. As a Dietitian with a love for food, fitness and all the newest trends, as well as a great social life in one of the best cities in the world, I am confident I have plenty to share with you— I hope this site will be a source of motivation, a dose of knowledge, and a place to stay up-to-date on the newest fads/trends/research… Currently this site isn’t where I’d like it to be on many levels- aesthetically, the content, etc… but ya gotta has to start somewhere…
…get (or stay) Healthy with Hannah!