Who Am I?
Hey, there! I’m Shayla Monique Bell and I’m so excited you’re here! I would love to work with you to bring a little more joy into your life, whether it be through art or nutrition or any of my other fun solutions to problems you may have that I blog about.
If you’d asked me just a few years ago if I could ever consider myself an artist, photographer, or nutrition afficianado, I would have looked at you like you had seven eyes and called you crazy. But, alas, I love learning new things and the more interesting it is to me, the more I lean into it.
My art journey started when I bought my house several years ago and couldn’t find any art that really spoke to my soul. So I bought some paint and canvas and created the most hideous thing I’d ever seen. So much for making it myself, right? Lol. But fast forward a few years and now I can create gorgeous pieces on-demand and I love it so much that I have more art than I have space to display in my house so I’m constantly looking for ways to hang as many pieces as possible before they go off to a new home.
My nutrition and weight loss journey started in a similar way. I’d spent thousands of dollars and over 15 years trying to lose weight and no amount of hours in the gym or personal trainers telling me what to eat got me the results I desperately wanted. So I found some nutrition books on Audible and listened like there was no tomorrow…and I just kept going. Over 250 audiobook hours, 108+ hours of reading books on Kindle, coupled with hundreds more podcast hours, and some self-experiementation with changing the way I eat and now I am confidently in full control of losing weight when I want to and can easily maintain my weight. Now I spend my time trying to share this information with as many people as possible because I know how much it sucks to feel powerless in the struggle to be happy in your body.
This is quite a fluid part of my life with new things being added often, so here’s a bullet point list of my current passions:
- Addicted to Target
- Whole30 graduate
- Tshirt designer
- Obsessed with nutrition & its imapct on health
- Purple hair fanatic
- Avid reader
- Expert intermittent faster
- Podcast consumer
- Instagram lover
- Lover of white wine
- Rose gold enthusiast
- Hobby collector
- Most frequently found wearing beaded bracelets, leggings, scarves, & hoodies (not all at once, haha)
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