Eat Purely is proud to announce our partnership with Chicago-based fitness guru LizCuttica! Liz Cuttica is a Certified Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist who is absolutely loving Eat Purely! At Eat Purely, we care a lot about the quality of the food we make and eat. Our goal is to enhance your everyday lifestyle, not change it, and gurus like Emily are here to help you couple quality fitness and exercise with quality food so you can lead a healthy (and delicious) lifestyle! Learn more about Liz in her own words below, be sure to follow @LizCuttica on Instagram, and check out Liz's Eat Purely Picks!
Hi, I’m Liz. I am a Certified Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, and am the founder of MIlly Grey Movement, which teaches the fundamentals of how to have a strong body in the exact stage of your pregnancy & postpartum fitness journey. When I am not helping pregnancy & postpartum women feel good + strong in their bodies, I am a single mom to a 4 year old daughter, Milly.
Movement is my business and fueling my body is so important. People often ask me if I cook all the time, or if I only eat kale and sweet potatoes. That could not be farther from the truth. I live a healthy lifestyle, and healthy means balance. There are pizza and cheeseburger days and then there are oatmeal with peanut butter and black berries days. Don’t get me wrong, finding this balance is hard. There are days where it is much easier to just eat Milly’s dinosaur chicken nuggets then to figure out a meal for myself too. This is why I am so excited to be partnering with Eat Purely. With fresh made meals from intentionally sourced ingredients I can make sure that I am fueling my body with balance.
Having a 4 year old and running my own business the days can get hectic. Oftentimes, I have back to back clients, meetings, classes and workshops to teach and then I am rushing to pick Milly up from school. When Milly gets home, it is non stop. We are running around playing doctor, hide and seek, and playing superhero and dress up. Before you know it, it is dinner, bath time and bedtime. Balance is not always easy in all of life. We can find ourselves being distracted, not present, we can find ourselves turning to old habits or self shame for not doing enough (not working out enough, not eating enough veggies, not playing with Milly enough). This is the constant work, reminding ourselves that balance also means being gentle with yourself and knowing that tomorrow is a day to try it all again.
Balance to me means being able to show up as my best self to my clients, daughter and to the rest of the important people in my life. It means being able to fuel my body but not to deprive it. Balance means allowing myself to be human and to understand that we are all doing the best that we can. Balance means pizza some times and kale on others. It means beer some nights and water on others. Tomorrow is a new day and a chance to balance it all again.
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