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Hey, hey internet friends!

Healthy Heart Vibes grew out of a theme in my life that is very near and dear to my heart. It’s literally the story of my heart. It’s about how I committed to a healthy lifestyle to improve my heart health, mindset, and overall wellness so I can be a better mom, wife, and friend.

Why did I choose to focus my health specifically around my heart? I had preeclampsia with my first pregnancy in 2017 and my blood pressure never really recovered. I wanted to do something about it sooner rather than later, and didn’t want to just find some quick fixes to lower my blood pressure. I’m in this for the long run. The rest of my life, to be exact. So hopefully it’s a very, very long run. I made it my mission to learn about how diet, nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset all affect matters of the heart.

I created this community because it’s something I wish I had in my life for the past 10 years. As a career-focused woman just trying to start a family, I needed ideas and resources that I could adapt into my own lifestyle to help me deal with all of the ups and downs. It’s not an easy feat, no matter what your story is. I made mistakes, I adapted, I soul-searched, I listened to others, and I learned a lot along the way to make me the woman I am today. I am here to help guide this community, but I’m not here to be the expert. We will learn from each other, share funny stories, cheer each other on, and thrive and grow together.

The idea for this community has been stirring in my brain for quite some time now. But when a beloved family member passed away from breast cancer last year, I knew I could not sit idly by any longer. Reflecting on her life and the undeniably beautiful impact she had on so many people gave me the strength and courage to begin helping other women and sharing the love. She was a young, vibrant, beautiful, healthy woman. She had a disease that could not have been prevented no matter how active or healthy she was. My current health concerns are all preventable. I can’t live my life knowing I’m risking my own health when others don’t have that option. So while I often use humor and sarcasm in my writing, I want you to know that this blog is inspired by, and dedicated to, Becky and all of the strong cancer warriors out there. ❤︎

A few notes about the blog:

This is a microblog. The about me page will most likely be the longest post you’ll see. I’m a busy mom, and I write for busy moms. Neither of us have time to sit and read/write the never-ending scroll story. You want quick tidbits of information you can read in the daycare parking lot with your 2 minutes of quiet time before chaos ensues? That’s what I’ve got for ya!

Healthy Heart Vibes Logo | bethbackes.com

The Logo. The lotus flower has many different meanings, but to me, it represents rebirth and triumph, and the ability to grow strong and beautiful through imperfect conditions. Which, in my mind, is the perfect metaphor for this messy and unpredictable thing that we call life.

I’m on Tumblr! Wait, what? Who goes on Tumblr? At least it’s not MySpace. But I found it’s the place I enjoy the most to document my fitness and food journals. And why spend time posting on a social platform that I don’t enjoy being on? It’s just like fitness and nutrition in general — if you enjoy what you’re doing, you’re more likely to do it. So head over to Healthy Heart Vibes Tumblr to see more ways I’m working on my heart health!

So join me on this journey and let’s share and smile together.


My Journey to a Healthy Heart | Blog

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By using this website, you accept this disclaimer in full. I am not a medical doctor, nutritionist, dietician, or fitness trainer. No information on this website should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from participating in, or replicating, activities or ideas on this site.

I am sharing my story for entertainment purposes. Please consult a certified/licensed professional if you want professional advice or opinion, and please check with a doctor before making any fitness or nutrition changes in your life.