MCM Training Week 1

Getting back into the swing of marathon training has been proving to be a lot harder mentally than I imagined. It’s probably also because when I originally planned it…I wasn’t moving across the nation. But life happens and perspectives change. Now marathon training is more of a much needed distraction from life. As I type […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Making plans

So many things are happening in life right now… the girls are leading up to their dance recital, two of them are enjoying baseball, we have been trying to sell our home, I have been working, my husband has been in college and the Marines Corps now wants to send us to Camp Pendleton. I […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Setting out for big things

Setting out for big things is scary. It’s the fear that pushes you to grow into the capabilities of mastering the feats ahead. This was how I felt about marathon #1. It was a monster of an obstacle. Plenty of times I believe I could not do it. I was never going to make it […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: GF Life

It’s hard to explain to people why I seemingly “try all the fads”.  When Adrian and I first started down our lifestyle change, it was with the thoughts of just swapping for healthier choices.  We choose fresh veggies over canned and less pasta/bread.  After that, we moved to “eating clean”.  Attempted paleo meals here and […]

My Journey: The One Less Traveled By

One of the hardest things to do for me is to talk about my weight loss.  It is very hard to explain why.  Yes, I have been very successful with it in the last six years’ time.  Yes, I am a personal trainer now trying to help people make the same journey.  That being said […]

Covering the distance

When I get into conversations with people about running, they still have that moment of eyes bulging out at the point when I say that I have done 2 ultramarathons.  Quickly it goes into the whole outward thought process of “I’m not an ultramarathoner in my head though because the distance destroyed me”, but tons […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: In the wake of a relapse.

Over the last couple month of 2017, I had given up. I admit it. I wish I could pinpoint what it was that did it, but I cannot. Life was as it normally was in our household. The only new stressors were the CPT test and my husband’s college studies. And since summer running with […]