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. […]

Two Weeks Till Turkey Workout Plan!

Hey guys!  I have a confession.  I have been winging it for the last month.  After three months or so on the same lifting plan, I was ready to just relax for a little.  It was definitely intense but I am ready to get my metabolism racing towards the turkey!!!  Join me for the next 14 […]

Where do I start

Where to start?  I should be a pro at that question since I have started over 10 times or more in my life.  To be honest, there’s no simple answer to that question.  It’s all about where do you feel comfortable BUT uncomfortable enough to start? Here are the things that I did within the […]

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, […]

Fit Foodie: For the love of food

Food is much easier while not training.  The motivation to cook and try new things fizzles out when you need to properly fuel with things you know that will be safe for the amount of exercise.  I think that’s why I fall in love with the down time in between.  It allows me to explore […]