In April of last year, I set out on a healthier lifestyle journey.  My weight was out of control, I felt sluggish all the time, and was overall unhappy about my appearance.  I started working out, and I wouldn’t say I started “dieting”, but I definitely changed my eating habits.  I was so proud of myself!  For the first time ever, I began to enjoy my exercise routine and actually stuck with it. I started preparing to run my first 5k and was well on my way to reaching my first weight loss goal.

Nikola at the Culver City Stairs

By September, I was down 3olbs…only 10 pound shy of my goal.  Unfortunately, I was in a really bad car accident that left me with a broken talus (the major bone in your ankle).  I had to wear this crazy looking metal contraption for 3 long months, graduated to a big, bulky boot, and needed to walk with a walker.  I was left with a broken spirit and, needless to say, my weight loss  goals came to a screeching halt because I could no longer walk nor prepare my own healthy meals.  Not to mention, the doctors had little hope that I would ever be able to run again.

Nikola wearing Metal Asphyx

Fast forward to May 2014.  I had slowly made progress and was able to move around a lot better. I was determined to get  back in shape!  I still had a lot of physical limitations that didn’t allow me to work out the way that I used to, so I decided that at the very least I could get back into the groove of preparing healthier meals  again.

I set out to find some really GOOD, healthy recipes, because I believe that healthy doesn’t have to be boring and there would be no eating like a bird over here! Of course I started my search on my number one go-to resource site: Pinterest!  I found a ton of fun and delicious looking recipes that I wanted to try.  My very first were these Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos. OMG, were these a hit!  They were bursting with flavor…yum!

Here is the recipe.

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos
Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos

I’ve been posting pictures of my “healthy doesn’t have to be boring” recipes on Facebook, and so many people have reached out to me to share them, so I’ve decided to make this a weekly feature on the blog.  Why? Because I feel that your health and wellness is an integral part of being a mogul  in the making.  I hope that my weight loss journey, even with all of the obstacles and curveballs thrown my way, will inspire others to make their health a priority and embark on a journey of their own.

Do you have any fun and healthy recipes that you would like to share? Leave a comment below.