On the early morning of February 26th I hopped on my computer and found an email that I'd been impatiently awaiting for almost a month, it was my acceptance to be a FitFluential Ambassador! Back in January I sent an email with my story and why I wanted to be an Ambassador to the lovely ladies of FitFluential LLC, Kelly Olexa and Danielle Liss. They liked my story and quickly got the ball rolling. I am so excited and honored to be apart of this network of health minded people! I've already met a couple of my fellow Ambassadors around the city this week and I look forward to connecting with even more over the next year!
What is FitFluential?
My FitFluential Story:
"Hi Fitfluential gang! My name is Amber, I live in beautiful Brooklyn, NY and I blog at ExSoyCise: My Soy-free Fitness Journey. My blog is a place for me to share my lifelong fitness journey where I have gone through the ups and downs of weight loss. After many years of being on the wrong path of failed diets and trying to find that “magic” pill, I got back on the right path by eating a healthy clean diet, weight training and learning to LOVE the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle!
Once I started planning and cooking most of my meals at home, eating 5-6 mini-meals per day, and exercising regularly, the weight started to come off naturally. Over the last two years I’ve lost a 17lbs and have gained lean muscle. Along the way, my clean diet helped bring to my attention that I was allergic to soy and lactose intolerant. I got what I call the "soy belly" any time I consumed any amount of soy. It was very hard to adapt to a soy and dairy free diet at first because they are in almost everything on the shelves these days. I found it difficult when I was out in the city and I couldn’t grab an “easy” on the go meal such as protein bars or a quick sandwich. These challenges helped me to realize that if I want to be successful and feel my best, I would always have to cook ALL of my own food and there would rarely be times when I can just grab a “quick” bite to eat out.
I’ve made the most out of living soy and dairy free by creating fun new recipes such as my cinnamon pumpkin protein loaf and my banana and chocolate chip protein pancakes. I love creating these recipes because they are soy, dairy and gluten free, loaded with healthy ingredients, easy to make and last but not least they make me feel like I am enjoying a naughty treat!
On my blog I also share reviews of all of some of my favorite things, soy allergy information, and motivational tips and tricks that help me to stay on track.
I would love to be a Fitfluential Ambassador because I have a serious passion for living a healthy lifestyle and sharing it with others. I hope that my story will help to motivate others who may also be struggling with weight loss or who are dealing with food allergies."