About Me

A woman on a path to cultivating a better me through food, fitness, fun, inspiration and education!

An eCommerce Director of Client Relations by day, Paleo lifestyle and innate fitness vigilante by night (or evening, like after 5 when I get off work- I’m in bed by 8:30, whatever).

A loving wife of an amazing man (and freshly deemed hubby as of 9.10.11) and mother to our beautiful boxer, Lucy.

SheShredss is a term of endearment for functional fitness and the Paleo lifestyle.  The term “shred” can be though of as “tearing it up” at the gym or in the kitchen.  This was originally a name that I came up with for my women’s snowboarding company but it ended up fitting perfectly with my mission for this blog.

My Story:

I was a smoker for 10 years, and the only form of exercise I did in those 10 years was snowboarding and the occasional yoga class.  I was chronically fatigued, a bartender (when means party animal for those of you that weren’t aware that those terms were synonymous), habitually sick, I suffered from skin rashes, difficulty sleeping, mood swings and severe PMS symptoms to name a few.  When I quit smoking, it will be 2 years as of July 5th 2012, I put on A LOT of weight.  As much as I consciously told myself to “not get fat” while I battle my addition, I did.  About 30 lbs to be exact.

My sweet husband proposed to me in December of 2010 when I was at my biggest and I had a serious wake up call.  Not only did I realize how horrible I thought I would look in a dress on my wedding day, I was tired of not feeling good about myself.  It wasn’t fair to me or my husband to be.

As of today (April 2012), I have lost the 30 lbs that I gained and I’ve also dropped about 8% body fat.  This is all thanks to some serious determination, my amazing health coaches at Innate Fitness (Crossfit), Santa Barbara Family Chiropractic, the support of friends and family (and most notably my hubby, who is consequently Paleo and loves it) and living the Paleo Lifestyle.  You can see the people who have influenced me most here.  I sleep well and spring out of bed in the mornings, am symptom free and have never felt better.  I can honestly say I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m not stopping anytime soon.

My future consists of clear and specific fitness goals, lots of blogging and the perpetual improvement of such, the expressiveness of gratitude and love, probably some more tattoos and remembering to “Live to Thrive” every day!

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16 Responses to “About Me”

  1. beverly meyer April 20, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    Hi Lauren, I got your message about your site. I have a few comments to make before I post about you. Can you email me? Not sure if this is a public post or private!
    Thanks, Beverly Meyer

    • sheshredss April 20, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Beverly! I just sent you an email 🙂 Thanks!

    • beverly meyer April 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

      You look so pretty in your wedding photo. Congratulations!!

      • sheshredss April 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

        Thank you Beverly!! It was truly the best day ever 🙂 I’m a lucky girl 🙂

  2. Lori Redfern April 20, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    I LOVE the success you have had – it is an inspiration to me!! Keep up the great work!!

    • sheshredss April 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

      Thanks Lori! Same to you! Thanks so much for reading 🙂

  3. ivar April 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    You rock!

  4. Diane April 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Awesome story, very inspiring as I feel like we are one in the same…I just started my journey Jan. 1, 2012 but thus far feel amazing and search for those whom I can relate.

    • sheshredss April 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      That’s great Diane! I’m so happy to hear you’ve seen some results as well. After doing as much research as I have and after all of my changes, I definitely understand why this is the way we were designed to eat! I’m considering getting a Paleo “testimonials” page going on my blog for people to share their success stories. I’ll let you know when it’s up and running, I’d love if you would share! Thanks for reading!

      • Diane April 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

        Sounds good. If I am brave enough I can post a before/after pictures…

      • sheshredss April 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

        Haha, yeah it took me a while to hit the publish button! It’s very admiral though, what you’ve done! Cheers!

  5. Kathryn April 27, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Lauren…you are a rock star – on SO many different levels 🙂

    • sheshredss April 27, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      Thank you Kathryn! It’s been such a wonderful journey!! I’m checking out your blog now :)xoxo

  6. Amber June 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    I just want to tell you that you are absolutely amazing!! I have always admired you for your hard work and your intelligence. Keep up the great work, you look amazing!! Love and miss you everyday!!!

    • sheshredss June 4, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      Thank you baby girl!!! I miss you everyday too! You’re always in my thoughts 🙂

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