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 […]

Testing out a new playlist

How do you find a new playlist to run to?  Do you let your music randomly go by playing a station or do you make a playlist?  I am trying to narrow down my half marathon playlist for this spring’s half marathon and I have been switching it all up and relying on Spotify.  Has anyone used […]

Lazy Girl Challenge Part Deux

FOUR YEARS!?!!?  Why has it been 4 years before having another round of lazy girl challenge??? Here it is. I challenge you for ONE week to follow this routine with NO excuses. Laundry legs – Squat each basket of laundry every time you pick it up 20 times. Coffee creamer curls – That’s right…make a […]

Fit Foodie: Macros…does it fit you?

After helping friends with their nutrition setup,  I realized that a lot of people may not get macros… and why would they?  It is an easy subject to understand once someone breaks it down for you but it is all too quickly dropped into the same thought as calorie counting or labeled as a fad […]

Random Running Tips

Random Running Tips… Don’t fight the wind Wear good shoes that you were fitted for  (bigger and wider than normal shoes to compensate for swelling) Relax – stay loose during the run If you’re hungry, eat.  Don’t wait! Run against traffic Warm up then stretch There’s no such thing as junk miles Even if you […]