Hello, my name is Emily and welcome to my healthy lifestyle blog, To Love and Live.

I am a 26 year old personal trainer and health coach living in Birmingham, Alabama.

I have always had a passion for health and fitness, but not without some road blocks along the way. In Junior High and beginning of High School, I was dealing with body image issues so bad I ended up having an eating disorder. Throughout recovery and the rest of high school, I enjoyed playing tennis and got back to eating foods I loved.

In college, I picked up running and started taking spin classes. I absolutely LOVED it, and I even started running half marathons. This really boosted my love for fitness and I knew I wanted to get into the health + fitness industry to help others reach their goals and feel confident in themselves.

I still struggle with body image and food issues today, but I am working on finding a balance, and I am in SUCH a better place than years past. I don’t run everyday like I used to when training for runs, and I enjoy other fitness and activities like tennis, hiking, biking, yoga, strength training, etc. To me, fitness is all about finding what you love. I love a lot of things so I will incorporate them all!

Along with health, fitness, and nutrition, my blog will provide you with DIYs, How-To’s, product reviews, and all the fun things in life.

Through this blog, I hope to help you with your own health and fitness journey, and together, work on finding that happy and healthy balance in life where you can live and love where you are in life.