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About the Blog
My Cajun Trinity Began in December 2013 as a way to share DIY projects, Healthy Living tips and other fun findings with my family and friends.
Along with the main focuses, my blog with also follow my life with my husband Brett.
Brett and I enjoy flea market shopping in our spare time and we are constantly adding to our to-do list for our current home. We also try to maintain a healthy, balanced life while indulging in our favorite snacks, foods and drinks every once in a while. This blog will be updated several times a week with our most current projects, healthy recipes and summaries of my workouts.
About the Blogger
My name is Celina Allemand and I am a blogger living in Lafayette, LA. I was born and raised in Cut Off, Louisiana before moving to Hammond, Louisiana for my first year of college. After switching majors and transferring colleges, I made my big move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where I lived for almost eight years. While there I graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. After college, I began working my first real world job for a Trade Association. It was a great starting point for me, and I enjoyed my time with the company for four years. My husband and I also had a long-distance relationship for those same four years.
In 2012, Brett and I made a decision to start a life together in Lafayette, Louisiana. Luckily, I landed a fantastic job in the Marketing Department with an oil-related company. In my spare time, I enjoy brainstorming new ideas for the house, and I also stay very loyal to my workout regimen and healthy lifestyle habits.
When Brett and I moved into our first home almost in 2012, we began looking for furniture to fill up our new place since we only really had bed frames and mattresses from our previous apartments. As we looked for new pieces, we quickly noticed that the prices on the furniture did not match the quality. I guess the saying is true, “They just don’t make anything like they used to”.
I then suggested to Brett that we be adventurous and check out the flea markets. On our first flea market trip we purchased our dining table for only $25. After a few days of sweating in the Louisiana heat, and researching how to bring the piece to life again, Brett conquered his first DIY project.
Soon, he was conquering project after project and he realized that he had a wonderful talent. It became noticed by many, especially since both he and I shared his projects through social media outlets. Our friends and family wanted to know his secrets, and I then quickly realized that I should document his step-by-step tutorials through a blog.
Workouts – I can recall only one short period of my life where I was not physically active. Since the age of five I have enjoyed every sport I conquered. I played basketball, track and field and was also a cheerleader in both Junior High and High School. I also enjoyed dancing and swimming for most of those years as well.
During my second semester of college, I made the decision to minor in dance. Dancing served as my main form of exercise for the next four years. I was taking at least four, two hour classes a week and was in great shape.
After graduation I stopped all forms of exercise and continued to eat as I always had. I slowly noticed that I was putting on a few extra pounds, and knew that I couldn’t continue on with that lifestyle. I decided that joining the LSU UREC as an alumni member would be my best option. I began swimming at least four or fives times a week and quickly saw the pounds disappear. Since then, I’ve been mixing it up as much as I can to keep my workouts interesting and fun. I really enjoy taking group exercise classes such as Circuit Training and Body Pump at my gym. I also throw in cardio sessions on the machines and dips in the pool from time to time as well. I typically try to go to the gym at least five days a week.
Food – South Louisiana is definitely known for it’s Cajun cooking, and I would be lying if I told you I was not a fan. I absolutely love visiting back home, especially if it involves a crab boil under my Paw Paw’s carport. I never had an issue with my eating habits until I hit the age of 21. I think my metabolism was in overdrive since I was involved in so many sports when I was younger, and I never saw the weight gain. However, as I grow older, I have noticed a change in not only my metabolism, but a sluggish feeling when I don’t eat the right power foods.
In the recent years, I have made an effort to watch my diet during the weekdays while practicing portion control. I do not follow any specific diets. I try to choose healthy proteins while mixing them up with fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates. I’ve learned that I cannot give up those few indulgences (wine, I love wine) throughout the week, so I try my best to keep a balanced approach to my diet.
I slip off the tracks every once in a while but I can honestly tell you that I have been dedicated to both my workouts and diet for the past seven years. I can only hope that I can continue on this road, and hopefully inspire a few people along the way.