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 […]

New commitment.

2012 was the beginning.  It was tons of research and struggling to find what works. 2013 was the surprise.  After getting on my way with weight loss, Hannah decided to join our family. 2014 was the return.  In the beginning of the year, I was injured and needed to take some time out to rest […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: It’s here…no time to turn back

I’d like to think of myself as humble and honest.  I like challenges that push me to fear.  I love to see who I am at the other side of it all.  I say this here because I begin to wonder things before the physical tests ahead.  They humble you.  They make you honest.  They […]

My First Marathon Story: OBX Marathon 2014

  This is how my morning started.  I couldn’t sleep passed 5:00 am and that was pushing it!  All night long I was sleeping and not sleeping.  I went to bed at about 9;30 or 10 pm and tossed & turned.  Tried to force it BUT that meant up at 11:30, 1 am, 2:30 am […]

Amanda Courtney Photography

It has been awhile.  A while since I have posted professional pictures of my family but that is simply because we had not had them taken.  I was waiting for big moments like our 5 year wedding anniversary! My little sweetface turning one! Us celebrating how big all of our children have grown.  Aiden is […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: A Stand.

To say a lot has changed over my time here in Jacksonville would be severely understating things.  We came here unhappy over the state of ourselves.  Here we took a stand. I was not the only person that took this stand.  It was also my family that did.  My children learned to love the food. […]

5 years seems so big but so small

I have had this blog open for over a month now trying to think of what I want to say.  What is there to say?  It’s much easier to find the words for the things that go wrong in life.  It’s so much easier to get caught in the upsetting things in life.  We seem […]

Beautiful Mess: The me I used to be

Every one from a distance and up close has seen one of the transformations that I have done in the last two years.  That’s far from all that I have done.  I have chosen to open up and really figure it all out.  Who am I?  What do I want?  How am I going to […]

Fit Foodie: A little DIY, little adventure & new goodies!

It’s been slow for cooking lately.  We are still working on our freezer meals, BUT that didn’t stop me from a couple good ones!  Well those and a quick craft!  Here’s our new dry erase menu that I did using How Does She?’s tutorial.  The hubby is happy about it too.  He can see what is […]

Meet Little Miss Hannah

Meet Miss Hannah! She was born on September 23 at 2:58 pm. On Sunday, my water began to leak and by Monday morning I was in labor.  My husband and I headed to the hospital.  I was admitted by 11:40 am and everything else happened really fast.  By 3 pm, my husband was holding her […]