Hi there! I’m Tiffany Bopp and I’m so glad you’re here visiting Balanced Bopp Living.
My goal for Balanced Bopp is to promote a positive outlook on nutrition and exercise and an appreciation for a balanced lifestyle, free of overthinking, disappointment, and fear.
Focus: balance, whole foods, movement, don’t obsess, anti-diet
My name is Tiffany Bopp and I started Balanced Bopp Living to promote a balanced, healthy lifestyle without the feelings of pressure, stress, and idolization that often come with it. I provide quick and easy recipes, functional resources, and most of all, encouragement to eat nutritious food and stay active when possible but to not feel guilty when it doesn’t work out perfectly. There are many joys and experiences of life that are far more important than the desire for a perfect diet and perfect body. Perfection doesn’t exist and the constant struggle for it only produces disappointment. My beliefs and methods rely on the inevitability of imperfection which is why I turn to the word “balance.”
A little run down of recent changes in my life…I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee with my parents and two older sisters where I began dancing at the cute age of 6. It was amazing, it became very athletic as I got older, it taught me discipline, it allowed me to express myself, it was challenging, and I absolutely, to this day, love it.
I went on to pursue it professionally at an arts college in Manhattan for a year and half. After that time, however, I decided it wasn’t what I desired as a career so I moved down to Dallas, Texas with my sister and her family and took the spring semester off of school (big change). I’m currently pursuing a Kinesiology degree at a university in Texas with the plan of getting my Doctorate in Physical Therapy soon after and I absolutely love it!
During my semester off, I created this website as a creative outlet for myself, a way to share recipes I enjoy, a way to spread positivity on the subject of health and fitness, and hopefully encourage viewers not to become anxious or obsessed with food, exercise, body image, and overall “health.” Health is very subjective and as you probably know, widely talked and debated about in today’s society. “You should eat this, you should cut out these foods, I’m on this diet and I’ve lost __ pounds, this is the best way to workout”…..it’s exhausting. Good news though: I’m not here to tell you what you should and should not do.
I share pieces of my life, mainly recipes that I consider part of my balanced lifestyle, as well as blog posts but I definitely do not know best so take what you find helpful and let the rest pass you by. I love eating foods that nourish my body and I love feeling fit and exercising, but there are many things in life I love much, much more. It’s only recently that I’ve truly recognized and begun to embrace that. A healthy lifestyle has helped me, mentally and physically, to fully enjoy those other things that I love which has furthered my appreciation for it. Balance is how I’ve learned, and am still learning, to not take health to the extreme.
This is why I chose the word “balance.” To me, it means finding a sense of health through moderation without the obsessing, without the idolizing, and without the stress. I hope you all find some encouragement and enjoyment while you're here!
Thanks for visiting!!
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” - Matthew 6:25-27