Welcome to Balanced Healthy LifeMy name is Kjirsten.  My husband Keith and I live in Arizona, but we both grew up in Minnesota  We own three gyms and are self-proclaimed health nuts.  I’ve also been a personal trainer for the past six years.  My favorite things in life are being a new mom to my daughter Cameryn, cooking and trying new recipes, eating great food, good wine, working out, Quincy my Aussie, fashion and spending my time filled with the people I love.  This blog is for me to document my food, drinking, exercise, fashion and going green habits as I am on a journey to find my own balanced healthy life.  I hope by sharing my exercise plans, fitness tips, fashion tips, going green attempts, journey as a new mom, meals and recipes that I can inspire you to live the best life you can!

I hope to inspire people from my blog.  I want to show people you can eat the foods you love, drink wine, not be a slave to diets and negative self talk and live a fabulous full life!  It all starts with making small decisions on a daily basis that add up to something amazing!

August 28, 2010- Keith and I




Check out my Wedding Pictures  post to see more fabulous pictures!  You can also view our First Look pictures here, our Wedding Party pictures here, our Ceremony pictures here and our Mexican Fiesta themed reception here.

Want to check out some of my favorite posts:  Mexico Recap Part OneMexico Recap Part Two, Ants in My Pants (Read about all I have done in the past three years).

Disclaimer:  Everything on this website is based from my personal experience and knowledge with how I workout and how I eat.  I DO NOT post everything I eat in a day on my blog.  I am not a registered Dietician (RD) or doctor.  If you have medical needs or want to start a diet and or exercise program please consult with a doctor and RD about the best program for you along with your related questions.


27 Responses to “Kjirsten”

  1. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy October 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    I just came to your blog from Foodbuzz, and I’m excited to follow along! Especially considering I am a self-proclaimed health nut as well! 🙂

  2. snackgirlgoeshealthy October 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    I am also a new blogger! I started several weeks ago! Welcome to the health nut fun!:) lol

  3. Ameena October 14, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    What a beautiful wedding photo! How great that you own gyms – what better way for a health nut to spend her days? I am jealous. 🙂

    • Balanced Healthy Life October 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

      Thanks so much! I am waiting to get back our professional ones, and am so ready for them! It def. makes getting to the gym easy and there never an excuse not to workout!

  4. Shanna, like Banana October 18, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    So glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours 🙂 Love your story and that you’re a Midwestern girl. I was born and raised in Madison, WI, but am now in northern Cali.

    I soooo wish I was a fitness nut in college..would have seriously saved me some poundage 🙂

  5. Eileen F. Anderson December 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Kjirsten – great pictures and advice…

  6. Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life December 2, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    I just came across your blog through a comment you posted on Kath Eats! I immediately clicked when I saw how similar our blog names are! After just reading your about page I’m already hooked 🙂 Looking forward to following you!

  7. Lee @ College Foodie finds December 7, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    So great to find another Minnesotan Blogger…who even went to the U!! I am excited to follow your blog!

  8. This Italian Family January 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    What a gorgeous bride you made! Your photos look like they came from a wedding magazine! 🙂

  9. Allison @ PickyEatingRD January 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    I love your wedding pics!!! So glad I stumbled upon your blog I love it so far!

  10. emily (a nutritionist eats) January 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Such pretty wedding pictures! I’m getting married in September! 🙂 Did you get married in Minnesota?

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life January 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

      Congrats on your upcoming wedding. We did get married in Minnesota. We had the ceremony at the Basilica of Saint Mary and our reception at the Mill City Museum. I love both places so much and it was perfect!

  11. LegallyBalanced March 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Excited to find your blog! I’m all about healthy balance myself!

  12. Tara April 4, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Love your blog and girl you are GORGEOUS!! I’ve just started trying to eat healthy and workout more (I’m running my first half marathon this weekend). I’m excited to follow you and get some great tips!!

  13. sarah November 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    wow, you look amazing and seem very positive and health-oriented. I’m struggling with weight and no exercise now..if you have any thoughts, please email me. I’d appreciate it super alot!!

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life November 11, 2011 at 11:04 am #

      Thanks, I try to live my life with a postive outlook on everything and just take each day one day at a time! Its easy to be healthy one day at a time! Why aren’t you working out? Are you trying to gain weight or lose weight?

      • sarah November 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

        I need to gain. So I don’t exercise (I don’t have a gym). I don’t even know how to eat anymore (long story 😦
        If you think you wouldnt mind listening to a bit and offering any insights, let me know!

      • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life November 24, 2011 at 7:14 am #

        Hi Sarah,
        Thanks for stopping by, if you need help with anything, email me at trainerkjirsten@aol.com, I’d be more than happy to try and help!

  14. Carolyn March 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Hi! Yay, another Minnesota transplant in Arizona! I found your blog through the Healthy Living Blogs website – I wanted to let you know about a new website launching for Arizona bloggers. http://azbloggersnetwork.com/ Check it out when you have a chance!

  15. Kath April 9, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Love your blog 🙂

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