Welcome to Refreshed and Fit!! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. This picture of me was taken a while ago, November 2012, to exact at the Chobe National Park in Botswana. I was on a mission trip with some of my nurse friends to the Democratic Republic of Congo . We also traveled to Zimbabwe and spent some time visiting rural hospitals. I might go back one day with my colleagues… they go just about every other year.
My name is Anneli and I am
fifty fifty-one years old. I’m a wife, a mother, and a nurse. I’ve been married to my husband for twenty-three years and we have three kids (who are all adults now). My youngest, my daughter, is nineteen years old. We also have one dog named Sweetpea (our Pitbull rescue dog) who is the love of our lives!
We live, work, and go to school in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I am a registered nurse working in my community hospital’s emergency department. I work long hours and it’s shift work. A few years ago my husband started working shift work also, which, has added an interesting challenge to our home lives! Lets just say our spare bedroom is getting a lot of use now 🙂
Our lives are changing… we are almost empty-nesters. It’s time to shake things up for myself. My husband has been into fitness all his adult life and is my motivator and mentor. Both my son’s played hockey and have been into fitness. So, I’m very lucky to have this much fitness expertise in my household! Since we aren’t getting any younger, boohoo, I am more dedicated than ever to being as healthy and fit as possible. I see too many people get to this age, near retirement, and then all hell breaks loose… they become seriously ill, or some other disaster strikes. It’s now or never! So, besides staying physically fit, I want to be healthy, and I want to look good. I write about my fitness trials and successes, my decision to become vegan and sharing recipes that I love, and lots of beauty stuff… because I really am into make up 🙂
So, if your kids are all grown up like mine and you’re starting to feel time passing by too fast, then, I hope you come along and follow me on Refreshed and Fit. Comment once in a while too and share some of your story. I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping by!