Be-You-tifully Fit: That one picture

Recently I was in a conversation regarding weight gain/loss and self-image issues.  I wish that it was something that was merely temporary but that is not true.  We could take a million pictures of ourselves that catch all the perfect angles and pick the filter compliments our everything perfectly.  It’s the world we live in now […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: 5 Year Runiversary

9/19/2012…  that was a day of days for me.  It’s amazing looking back at my first year of running now that I am reaching year 5.  I still cannot believe the pictures.  I cannot believe my original stroller riders are now 9 and 7 years old.  And that was me.  That was me with zero […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: I’m a follower

I am sure that my mama never wanted to hear me willingly say “I’m a follower” but I’m saying it now.  A lot of my beautiful fitness crazed friends are in the process of training for a bikini body competition.  Am I?  Well sort of.  I am training with them in moral support status.  Basically […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Riding the crazy mental train

I’ve been quiet.  Not abnormal for me.  I am quite the introvert…well unless we are close friends, then I won’t shut up.  That’s beside the point.  I’ve been quiet because I lack direction.  I lack direction because I burnt out.  I burnt out because I was crazily running like a mad woman.  Needless to say, […]

Be-You-tifully Fit:  After almost 5 years

Over the last 5 years…  Well there’s been 77 lbs of fat shed as I went from 48.6% body fat to 16%.  I have run 52 races varying from 5Ks to ultramarathons and with the training & off-season, it has consisted of over 4,600 miles run.  So the question of it all with this blog […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: What doesn’t serve you

It’s been a year since I decided to seriously start weight lifting.  After training for the Marine Corps Marathon & the Old Glory 50K, I was absolutely burnt out and defeated.  I had run a total of 2,400 miles last year.  My body did not mind the mileage but with the other pressures of life […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: We broke up.

I have had a long lasting early morning date with my scale.  It is not always a happy go lucky date.  There have been plenty times that I have cussed it out and stormed away.  After scrolling through instagram and reading a couple of memes, I decided it was time.  Mr. Scale & I have […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Mind games

So I am at the gym and I am finally feeling a little more comfortable lifting in front of other people until this woman next to me was staring at me.  I was doing my Stronglifts 5×5 routine doing 65 lb overhead presses.  At first I didn’t think much of it but after the 5 sets, […]