Meet Ellie

"The Half Dome"

Nice to meet you! : )  My name is Ellie and I am very passionate about life.  I love to cook, bake, take walks, work out like ROCKY, rock climb (the indoor one thus far), and anything that has to do with health and lending a hand to someone out there.  I am always wanting to find not just a balance in my life between work, school, my Faith (*update:  my desire is to always live for Christ and glorify Him in ALL I do–my faith isn’t separate from my life–my life is my faith.  So many short comings everywhere, but that’s what is so great about it!  He loves me enough to mold me and shape me.  “He disciplines those whom He loves” And He is love…And discipline my friends, is a scary but beautiful aspect of life!), my loved ones, but even my health whether it be through dietary habits and exercising.  It is my passion to help others see themselves worthy enough to exercise their spirit and body alike.  Of course, this entails the many failed attempts of healthifying recipes as well *ahem*.

To be quite frank, I wasn’t always the outgoing person that I am now.  You see, I was born and raised in Argentina.  Throughout my childhood I had faced various trials of self-worth and just could not see myself pretty enough or good enough for anyone to love–except God, and maybe my family.

I had realized that everything came down to the rampant racism that I had gone through half of my short-lived life, in addition to the constant negativity from others around me.  Not knowing that this was destroying my soul, I continued to hold on to the belief that I was ugly and chubby and unwanted.

A new chapter began in my life as I immigrated here to California.  Some of the emotions I had inside me began to surface ever so slyly during my junior high school years.  I was a happy child most of my life, but hadn’t realized that a little un-mended scar had the potential to make me hate who I was.  This led me to extreme dietary habits and exercise to the point where I had become obsessed with the wrong focus in life (thankfully none of this entailed anorexia or anything like that).  Fortunately I had some very loving friends whom God had used in my life to remind me of who I truly was.  Fortunately, nothing bad had happened after that because I stopped all of that eventually, after many roller coasters.  I had a strong conviction in my heart that this had to stop or it would lead to worse things, and I finally did with His help.  Now, I don’t mean to be a downer with this little story of mine, but I want to be a testimony of how possible it is to be freed from all of this and see everything clearly.  Now I look back and I’m so grateful that it was a just a phase in my life; a big phase that is.  But, I’ve learned so much through it and can see that everything in life is a process.

I acknowledge that this is not always easy for me nor for any woman out there because we live in such a critical culture.  I realize that there are people out there with way more dire circumstances and perhaps this isn’t as relatable.  However, I simply want to encourage others by opening up about my life through healthy choices in every sense of the term, and I hope we can connect through this! (And don’t expect perfection cuz I ain’t)  :D It is a big step for me to open up about this on my blog, and I look forward to hearing other victors as well!  I truly believe that in order to be transformed it cannot be from the outside-in, but from the inside-out.

More than anything, I want to be the encourager of anyone who needs it through this blog because I know that’s what Christ would do unto you.  I don’t know if He would blog…perhaps…?  But I know He certainly would shower you with His everlasting love that “turns us to repentance”! Because He loved you and me first, and I certainly didn’t take the initiative.  There’s truly no gift in this world that can measure up to Him…So join me in this exciting journey of spiritual and physical health called LA VIDA LOCA! 🙂

My FIANCE Greg and I hula-ing at Duke's Restaurant

“It’s about the destination as much as how you get there.” -Someone-

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  1. Great story and welcome to the blogworld!!! 😀

    • Awww thanks so much for your support and encouragement Coco!! Haha I prayed so hard before even posting this because I wanted to encourage others but not be ‘nervous’ about it. It’s a big step opening up to the world ya know! Just like you did with your crazay amazing story <333

  2. Hi Ellie it’s nice to “meet” you 😉 I just started blogging so it’ll be great to share amazing stories 🙂 Will be reading up!

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Ellie! Your writing style is very nice to read, and your recipes are impressive!

  4. You sound like such an amazing person! I love how faithful in God you are. We seem to have a lot in common. 🙂


    • Hiii Whitney thanks for your encouragement! If you see anything nice and positive in me, then praise God haha. That’s awesome that we have a lot in common!

  5. Hi Ellie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love your blog and your passion for Christ, it’s very uplifting!

    Adding you to my reader and my blogroll, can’t wait to read more!! 🙂

    • Awww thank YOU for the support and encouragement Amanda! I sure do hope people get encouraged through this 🙂

  6. You and Greg are such a cute couple! What an inspiring story. Thanks for checking out my blog! I look forward to reading yours! 🙂

    • *blush* Thank you!!! Hehehe as long as others are inspired, I’m inspired. 😛

  7. thanks for checking out my blog, ellie! 🙂 i look forward to reading more of yours as well.

  8. hey beautiful one – thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. it’s such an encouragement to get a note from a sister… crazy to think of you out there worshipping across the states 🙂 sending huge hugs and looking forward to following as God’s plan unravels and you flourish. and again, thank you for your honesty!
    – rebekah

    • Allo beautiful princess of God! 😀 Thank you for the encouragement, and I think it’s crazy too that we’re worshippin’ and loving the same Lord 1000s of miles apart from each other. Or hundreds? Not sure hahhh! I’m excited to see where you go in life as well! The only thing we ARE sure of is that we’ll always be in His hands. <33

  9. Te felicito por tu blog, muy interesante. No sé si escribir en español o en ingles. Te visitare a menudo.

    Congratulations for your blog, very interesting. I do not know whether to write in Spanish or English. I will visit often.

    Cruz del Sur

    • Muchisimas gracias! 🙂 escribime en cualquier idioma ke vos quieras. Si me escribis en espaniol, entonces podre practicar mas seguido jeje. O sea ke hablas en ingles bastante bien no?

  10. Ellie, ahora voy a responder a tu comentario en mi blog. Me alegra que nos encontremos por medio de wordpress. Yo soy de Victoria, Buenos Aires. Con gusto esteré en contacto contigo es un placer para mí. Mi blog es un poco de la vida, de viajes por Latinoamérica, aunque recorrí muchos países de Europa…, un beso para ti…
    Voy a escribir en español y para lo que necesites siempre estoy¡
    Cruz del Sur

  11. Your story is so inspiring and it’s obvious that you have so much to offer the world! I think you may have a new bumper sticker here: WWJB?

    • Aww thanks so much Teresa!! like I said, your story really encouraged me too 😀

  12. Great to meet you, Ellie! It’s a blessing to meet others with such similar interests and who share the same faith. I’m so glad you commented on my blog because now I found yours! I admire how open you are, and I’m looking forward to catching up on your posts.

    • Yess that is a blessing! Thanks for the sweet words Rebecca! I’ll be in your life as well 🙂

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  14. hi! i just ran across your blog and seem like a truly lovely person 🙂 btw, i’m a linguistics major right now and i love linguistics too!

    • Hey Cassie! Thanks so much for this heart warming comment! can i say NARRRLLY? lol. not many linguists out there! i’m dying with historical ling. right now though haha. and it’s online b/c we couldn’t find ourselves a professor.

  15. Very cute blog! Ooh–health and nutrition? I’m interested, LOL! 😉 Do you have any tips for fitness/working out or anything like that? Thanks so much!

  16. I apologize. I mean, besides the Exercise tips you already have on your blog. 🙂

    • yeahh definitely! I normally love love to do HIIT training with bodyweight exercises. IE: pushups, pullups, jumprope, explosive lunges/squats, etc. And sometimes incorporate weights or just do weights on their own. Lately I’ve been running little by little, about 1-2x a week when time allows. I’m thinking perhaps I’ll post about this soon 😀

      • Cool! Thanks 🙂

  17. oh wow!! we are so similar in so many ways. i love God, health, beauty, esteem, Spanish!!! ahhh!!! going to subscribe now~ 🙂

    • hahaha that’s soooo funny I was JUST wanting to say on your blog that we’re so alike in many ways! except…you’re across the states 😉 and I subscribed tambien

  18. Hi! I just found your blog 🙂 I am loving it so far and I truly admire your faith in God. Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to reading more 🙂

    • thanks for the sweet comment Lynn! 🙂

  19. whoa, just found your blog and am so thankful! God has really given you such light and joy! Amen to that!

    • yes~I have no joy apart from Him as crazy as that sounds! thank you so much Lindsay! 😀

  20. omg i love your blog 🙂
    i’ve spent my childhood living in several different countries as well and i’ve always felt like i’ve grown up without an identity and have out done myself in several different places ( eating, school..BAD )

    then i went to church and Jesus christ in m life now is like something that made me discover who i really was and what i was made for.

    it’s awesome descovering blogs like your’s and sharing the passion :3

    keep up the good stuffs – Sophie ❤

    • thank you so much sufeiya!! I’ll SOMEDAY GO TO CHINA WHERE YOU ARE! I hope 😀

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