Hello WordPress world! My name is Julie Ann Froelich. I am recently married and on the journey to wellness with my husband. Our goal to one day own a fitness center of our own that will develop into a ministry to our city.
Several years ago, before I met my husband, I got a vision or “motto” for my life, and into my heart was placed a passion to be healthy: Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually. I’ve battled allergies, asthma, and skin conditions all throughout my childhood.
puberty, I also realized I was battling weight gain! With a small 5′ 4″ frame at the age of 15, I ballooned into a very curvy teenager. Not that curves are wrong, but along side my shy demeanor and boyishly short hair, it just began a very downward spiral of self-image that would leave lasting memories.
Since then, I’ve become my own coach, pushing myself to work hard and eat healthy. Along the way I’ve learned a lot about what works for MY body… and what doesn’t.
I’ve also learned how stress, relationship problems, and spiritual needs create health issues and, YES, even weight gain.
While my husband and I were dating, we broke up for over a year, and I moved 600 miles away from my home, friends, family, and all that I knew. I began a process of inner healing and spiritual growth in a ministry internship. During this time, all my focus and time was devoted to Bible classes, hours spent in prayer, and small group outings/fellowship and… sitting. Sitting, sitting, sitting. And then eating (3+ large meals a day). The most exercise I got was walking back and forth between classes and the prayer room!
When I returned home 6 months later, I had gained 30 lbs, and lost much of my athleticism I had in high school.