imageI am a professional photographer, amateur cook, mother of two, motorcycle loving passenger and all around up for anything kind of person. I’ve lived the majority of my life with Crohn’s & Colitis and I’ve recently been bitten, really hard, by the fitness/healthy living bug.

I now eat a diet the is 90% Paleo and work out 5-6 days a week. I love hanging out with my friends- which occasionally happens at the gym, spending time with my very supportive husband – who is tired of feeling my newly discovered muscles and finding creative ways to use protein powder.

I grew up in a house with eight people, although there were normally many many more people than that in the house, and one bathroom – did you read the part about me having Crohn’s? working in an office environment became really difficult for me so I had to walk away. I’ve always said it’s not that I can’t work 40 hours a week I just need to do it in a flexible environment.

This year seen both of our kids start college, one moved out and one lives with us still. Adjusting to this new normal has been a challenge to say the least. It’s hard when you sit down to eat and constantly feel like one of you is missing.

You can find me on twitter at @LifeInTheLadies or @CLBuchanan, on Instagram as Life In The Ladies Room and CL Buchanan Photo, or on Pinterest.

ps. if you’d like to read more about my fitness journey head on over to Life In Pleasantville as that’s where I’ve been telling my story. Fitness Inspiration, Even More Inspiration, Make Yourself A Priority

pps. If you’d life to read just my Crohn’s story you can do that here – My Crohn’s story