My name is Ashley and I’m the founder of The Fit Herbivore. You may have found me from my other site – A Southern Gypsy – a travel blog focused on outdoors, adventure, veganism and more! I’ve been blogging over there for almost four years now but I wanted to start focusing on my fitness journey without bombarding my travel followers and that’s how, The Fit Herbivore was born.
Why a Blog?
As I’m sure it is clear by my other site, blogging is a passion of mine. I love writing and photography and documenting things. I’ve been playing around with the idea of starting a fitness blog – more for me, to help motivate myself but I’ve put it off for a while because one is enough work. Then, I considered just blogging on my main site about my fitness journey but I didn’t want to take away from its main focus. I plan on doing a lot of daily ‘what I ate’ posts here and didn’t want to clog it up over there.
With that being said, I’m a real person. I’m no fitness expert. Don’t expect me to look perfect, do things perfectly or eat perfectly all the time. I plan on being real and honest here. Meaning you’ll see my natural face, real and unapologetic photos of myself and honesty when it comes to my eating habits. If I mess up on my diet, I won’t hide it.
You might be wondering why am I a herbivore (vegan)? Where do I get my protein? How do I survive? Don’t carbs make me fat?
I’ve been vegan for a year now and I did it for ethical reasons first and foremost. I’ve been what I consider a ‘junk food vegan’ for a majority of that time. Even eating junk, I lost 20 lbs since becoming vegan just by cutting out animal products.
I plan on using my fitness journey to showcase why veganism is THE BEST for health, animals and the planet.
Random Facts About Me
- I’m a perfectionist and a procrastinator. The worst combination.
- I can’t stand mustard. I will vomit, seriously.
- I’m a documentary sponge. I want to watch them all.
- I want to try ALL the vegan food – meaning I’ll never be “perfect” but where’s the fun in that anyway?
- I prefer working out in the outdoors and nature. I’ll always prefer hiking over a treadmill.
- I read A LOT.
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