Welcome to Peanut Butter Is My Boyfriend - I'm Lauren. Creator, writer, editor, photographer, taste-tester, runner and proud GF of my favorite and yours, peanut butter. Isn't he just dreamy?
The seeds of this blog were planted back in March 2013 when I created a somewhat embarrassing Tumblr account to track my food & workouts. I had just discovered the world of #cleaneating and #strongisthenewskinny.
What followed were 2 years where my self-worth became inextricably tied to the calories I was consuming and the calories I was burning.
I thought of food constantly, though I rarely let myself indulge if I hadn't run X number of miles or spent X number of hours at the gym.
Luckily, today my relationship with food & fitness is healthier, happier and more balanced. I'm not perfect. There are days when I regret going back for seconds or dislike what I see in the mirror. But the days of my self confidence and identity being directly related to a number on a scale or the sight of abs is thankfully in the rear view.
Peanut Butter Is My Boyfriend has grown leaps and bounds from that first sad Tumblr account and continues to evolve.
In addition to food and running I love writing about lifestyle topics, travel, restaurants, healthy food products, fitness classes, and life as a twenty-something living in New York City.
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