Welcome to Fit and Flawed, my lifestyle blog! I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m Harley and I’m 23 years old. I live in Michigan, just North of Detroit. I started Fit & Flawed in May 2016 to document my journey to a healthy lifestyle through balance and moderation. 

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I’ve been blogging on and off for a few years, but never stuck with it for several reasons including lack of time, boredom, change in interest, and also fear over giving too much of myself away. It’s a scary world out there, but I can’t let that stop me from doing something I’m really passionate about. Anyway, you’d never, ever know from looking at me, but another thing I’m really passionate about is my journey to a healthy lifestyle through weight loss. Here on my blog I’m really open and honest about sharing my journey (like everyone else on the internet) towards becoming healthy and fit. I’ve been inspired by blogs from around the world and I can only hope that one day someone might find a little inspiration in my story.

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I’ll warn you right now, this isn’t a blog filled with rainbows and butterflies. I keep my blog very positive, but it’s also very raw and honest. If you are or have ever been on a journey to better health (and since you’re here, I can imagine you have been), then you understand that it is a journey of ups, and downs, smiles and tears, and triumphs and setbacks. It’s not easy, but I’ll prove to you that it’s worth every second.

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This is not the average lifestyle blog you come across nowadays with a ton of DIY, how-to tutorials and make-up tricks. I like to share all the nitty gritty details of my life and my weight loss journey. I hope you join this journey with me and enjoy the ride!

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My Journey

I’ve struggled with weight my entire life, but my weight loss journey didn’t truly start until September of 2013. It started with fad diets, as they usually do. Since then I’ve tried several diets, failing them, then trying them again, and then once again, failing.



It’s been four years and I’m only half way through my journey, but that’s okay. Sometimes that is a hard fact to accept, but I know I’m losing weight the healthy way. I’m not rushing my process, I’m evolving and learning as I go. A struggle with food and weight is not something you can get rid of easily, or sometimes even at all. I promise you… that thin person who lost 100 pounds and now has a healthy lifestyle still struggles each day with fighting habits from their past. It’s a forever journey; you just have to be strong enough to live it. Be proud of your past and all the things you’ve overcome. 



A little more about me

I work your typical full time job, and I am also an author and a freelance editor on the side! I’m also an author. I self-published my first novel, Serendipity in October of 2015 and am currently editing my second novel. If you want to check out more about that, go to my website!


Want to know anything else? Leave a comment or email me!

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Harley! Just stumbled upon your lovely blog! Loved reading about your journey and love all the positivity! I’m also super passionate about health and wellness and have just started my own blog to share my thoughts and experiences! Would love for you to check it out!


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