Hey! I’m Nicole.
I’m a twenty-something health nut, yoga and green juice lover, and travel obsessed blogger behind Simply Nicole. I currently live in the Philadelphia suburbs with my husband, Bryan, and mini dachshund, Pete.
As a dance minor in college, I spent most of my time in the dance studio, which for me meant little time for creating well-rounded healthy meals. I ate an overwhelming amount of protein bars and diet foods – everything sugar-free, non-fat, low carb. I was consuming too little nutrients for the number of calories I was burning. I became obsessed with counting calories and following the newest diet trends. In short, I had a very negative and unhealthy relationship with food.
I’ve come a long way.
I eventually started reading healthy living blogs and was introduced to healthy fats, essential oils, natural products, and the importance of balance. I began taking yoga classes, meditating, reading self-growth books, and rebuilding a healthy relationship with food and fitness.
I started Simply Nicole in January of 2009 in my tiny college bedroom. After years of having a negative relationship with food, I wanted a place to share my journey towards a healthier and happier life. I worked on my blog every chance I had – before classes, during breaks, late at night, you name it. I loved sharing nutritious recipes, workouts, and details about my day to day life. Now, more than seven years later, my little corner of the Internet has evolved into so much more.
Simply Nicole is all about living a healthy, balanced life. I’m here to share simple recipes, enhance your understanding of nutrition and fitness, and review natural products for your home and body. I’ll never recommend something that I don’t love and think is worthy of your money and your time. You’re busy, so I wanted to create a place to provide you quick and simple tips for your whole lifestyle.
The Simply Nicole reader is someone who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also craves balance. She’s a woman who loves green juice and working out, but also loves rosé, cheesecake, or my personal favorite, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. She’s someone who wants to kill it at the gym, but also wants to look hot for date night.
This is a process. I hope you’ll join me on the ride.