Welcome to Beauty and Bananas! I’m Stephanie. I have a passion for all things health and beauty. I grew up playing competitive golf, and fell in love with weight training in high school as I was recovering from my eating disorder. I wanted to learn more about training and nutrition, and delve into it. It made me feel empowered and strong. I got into extreme fitness, but later realized it did not align with my message. I believe beauty comes from the inside out. If you nourish your body right, it will shine on the outside. Here on my blog I mainly share my passion for health and fitnes through my own personal experiences. I share products I love, recipes I try, and my favorite workouts. After many years of struggling with body image and confidence, I’ve learned that no amount of makeup, no outfit, no weight on a scale can fix a broken perception of self. Self love really does start from the inside.  I want to help girls feel beautiful from the inside out. I want to help other girls over come their struggles with food and body image, feel beautiful, and inspire you to chase your dreams. Anything is possible, no matter what you’ve gone through. I want my blog to not only be a place you come for information, but I want you to feel like I’m a friend you can talk to. I know how hard it is to be an imperfect girl in a world obsessed with perfection. But imperfection is beauty.