FREE Fitness Challenge To Close Out 2018!!!

For those who have followed me on my journey from the very beginning, you know that I started with 30-day challenges.  I felt that if nothing else, I could give small changes for 30 days.  Each month I would find a new challenge and post it for people to do with me.  It never seemed […]

Picture Me Imperfect: What I never blogged about

What I never blogged about…  These truths sting to admit but I have always tried to keep this a place of authenticity.  Of accountability.  Of the real, hard scary monster being exposed.  But… I never told you about the cleanse pills that I would take in order to try to kickstart my weight loss because […]

Picture Me Imperfect: Food & I

This last year has been hard.  Like really hard.  From August 2012, I had been on this crazy journey of learning to run and weight loss.  In that time I have run over fifty races from 5Ks to ultramarathons.  This body has gone from 212 lbs to 140 lbs (all-time high was 265 lbs in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fit & Frugal: Surviving a Fiscal Fast

As we are pushing through the most expensive…err…I mean, the happiest season of all, many are going to unwillingly prepare themselves for the fiscal fast of the new year.  This does not have to be a bad thing!  Actually, it can be quite a relief when you get down to actually doing it.  If you […]

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 […]

Closing Out 2017 Monthly Challenge

  One of the greatest ways to keep going through the holidays is through mini goals.  I think the holidays and fitness seem like two subjects that get separated often.  They do not have to be though!  A little bit each day and mentally you know that you have held strong with putting in an […]

Motivation Helpers

Sticking to a program or journey is HARD!  There’s no instant gratification.  There’s no one standing there to give you a medal when you step on the scale.  There’s no celebration unless you do it for yourself!  Over the course of the last five years, I have done a handful of things to increase my motivation. […]