Natalie Novak

Natalie Novak

CEO/Personal Trainer

 

Thanks for dropping by! I am a wife and mom of one little boy, Travis (born August 2013). I am also a personal trainer (since 2008). A few things I enjoy are sharing healthy recipes, keeping active, and motivating others to have a healthy lifestyle.

 

Overview of My Blogs

In my blog, I share meals and recipes that are husband and kid approved, tips for eating healthy and ideas for exercising with a crazy daily schedule. I will also post blogs about what it was about becoming a mother, my struggles with an identity crisis after becoming a mom, body changes after pregnancy, and what life was like dealing with postpartum depression. I will share my struggles and achievements. I’m far from perfect. I know people just need a down to earth person that they can relate to. It’s important to push through daily¬†challenges, yet still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 

Becoming Health Conscious
At the age of 14, I become very ill after an injury playing basketball. The following months my ankles were swelling to the size of a softball, my elbows hurt when fully extended and within a year, my pain spread to every joint in my body. After running many test, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) with Lupus. I will talk more about this is my blogs… Including my most recent activity with the RA.

 

My Little Family

At 24 years old, I met my husband, Randall. He was just finishing up law school and I was moseying around with my undergrad. Fast forward to Spring 2012… We got married. We had our first and only child (as of now) August 2013. Our lives moved very rapidly! I gained 40 lbs during my pregnancy and got up to 205lbs. I lost all the baby weight and then some in 4 months, thanks to Advocare and my healthy lifestyle. I did suffer from postpartum depression. I currently still have some battles with depression that shows up every so often. It’s not easy!! Even with my active lifestyle.

 

Thanks for visiting! You’re welcome to ask questions and leave comments.

Your Friend,

Natalie Novak

One of the most special days in my life.

My Little Family: Randall, Me and Travis

Celebrating our 2 Year Anniversary, April 2014

22 Weeks Pregnant! Walked a 1/2 marathon with my Father In-Law, Leo.

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