My name is Grace Austin, and about three years ago I started sharing my journey on a newly created fitness Instagram. What began as a fun way to update friends about my favorite healthy food, workouts, and life routines grew into what I now call “Sweaty Happy Healthy.”
These three years have brought a lot of growth opportunities. I've muddled my way through trials and hardships but also graduated from Belmont University (a place I have really come to love). Through this blog I hope to inspire, guide, and encourage that you are never alone … no matter what you are going through! During my life I have been through trauma, tough breakups, moving to new cities, battled an eating disorder, had an unhealthy relationship with fitness, struggled with anxiety and depression, dealt with chronic hives, and battled a colon infection called “C-Diff.”
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After having C-Diff I made the commitment to go gluten and dairy free for the sake of healing my gut. 7 months in on my new and improved diet, I can tell you that I absolutely feel like a brand new person! For many years prior to the infection, I struggled with “leaky gut” which is a condition where your intestines are permeable allowing toxins and bacteria to leak into your bloodstream…After reading the book “Eat Dirt” by Dr. Josh Axe, my views completely changed on how I use household items and on the quality of food I put into my body. Through this blog - I plan to share the insight I have learned and let you know about all of my favorite foods & products that I now incorporate into my daily life!
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I believe in strong women, badassery, diminishing mental health stigmas, and movement for the sake of moving. Plus I positively believe that fitness can/should be for everyone (+ be fun!), and that all of us can benefit from a little doggy love! Welcome to Sweaty Happy Healthy where I hope you will benefit from my trials & challenges and find ideas that can help make your life easier and a little more interesting! Stay tuned for more blog posts coming soon!
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P.S. You can always get through life a little easier with some Lizzo music in your life…Go check out my spotify playlist “HAPPY JAMS” for some @lizzobeating badassery.
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be bold + be brave + be YOU!