The Vision Behind WBW

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.



After the most amazing summer of getting married and traveling all over the country, Jeff and I settled in to enjoy everyday life and living together for the first time. Following our first two months of being home together, Jeff had a big project come up for work a few hours away from home in October and November which called for him being out of town many nights. The quiet time and stillness I had each night after work and working out frequently led me to a time of pause and reflection. Through this, God laid a desire on my heart to pursue this passion project, an idea I had thought about often, at just the right time. This was also a time that I was anticipating a surgery scheduled to have my thyroid removed. These slow-paced nights that I imagined I might feel alone and anxious leading up to surgery were actually nights that I felt most inspired and at total peace. I thoroughly enjoyed reflecting on the blessings of the past year and channeling a vision for the upcoming.

The Inspiration for WBW

Health and fitness are a strong passion of mine. I love to take and had previously led group fitness classes. Not only are they a way to get an awesome workout, they are a place to meet and connect with other like-minded women, which is how I met and became great friends with Elayna!

Over the past two years, Elayna and I were wedding planning and workout buddies as we were in the same season of life and had our weddings one month apart. We often went on walk-and-talks where we frequently chatted about our plans through the whole engagement process and our desires for our wedding days and life after the altar.

As someone who has truly inspired me in many ways with her live to make a difference type of mindset, I knew I wanted Elayna to be on board and take on this project of creating the blog, Well Balanced Wifestyle, with me. She’s the kind of person that is always up for anything and responded to my idea in that same way! She quickly jumped on board and we immediately began the brainstorming, writing, photography, and prep work to launch this venture!

It is our hope that you find encouragement and inspiration from our everyday life stories! We aspire for you to leave our blog feeling optimistic and uplifted while taking away health, wedding, and lifestyle tips from our personal experiences!