Be-You-Tifully Fit: The end of the race season

The fall race season is not a big love of mine.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love the races that take place in this season, but I do not like the North Carolina summer start of training.  Just like the two years prior, this season burnt me.  Give me 50 degree weather and no humidity…I […]

Fit Foodie: Refocus.

I’m keto curious.  Over the last 4 and a half years, I have been pushing hard at finding the best me I can be.  Our family’s eating habits had been revamped into healthier and more balanced meals.  All of the recipes began with Skinnytaste and focused on a runner’s diet.  The runner’s diet for my […]

Be-You-tifully Fit:  1 year of Gym Time

It’s been a year since I decided to join one of the local gyms.  It was so hard working out at home with two littles around.  The same workout at the gym would take me almost an hour longer at home.  Honestly, I would also find a million reasons to not do it too.  When […]

Fit Foodie: New Apps (Oops…that’s an old one)

I am testing out new ways to try to continue on with a full month of groceries and menu planning.  We did so well with it all and saved so much money by simply not walking in the grocery stores for more than set items every week.  As of right now, a month after I […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: 4 Years in Stroller Warriors

10/19/2012…  I didn’t think I was a runner.  I was just a girl who dreamed of being one.  Honestly,  I was scared to join.  Terrified even.  Here were a big group of women who have been there &  done that and then there was me…  I was a girl that barely ran the 1 mile […]

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 […]

Fit & Frugal: No Spend Success!!!

Well my dear friends…it was a SUCCESS!!!  You may have seen my post in the beginning of September regarding our family attempting a no spend month (http://nicolemichelles.com/2016/09/07/fit-frugal-no-spend-september/).  I must be honest in telling you it was not easy!!!!  In the end, we saved almost $400 in the month of September and were able to pay off […]

Fit Foodie: No Spend Month Cooking

This month has been a little tricky.  We have been trying to find what to do with random ingredients left over from previous unmade menu plans.  It definitely was not easy at first.  A lot of these meals are not our normal meals.  I have not included recipes on all of them because we made […]

Fit & Frugal: Mid Month Report for the No Spend September

  I most definitely thought that by now we would have crashed and fell out of the wagon completely.  It is not that I did not have faith in us BUT something always comes up when we attempt to do something like this. For instance… Day 1 – Oil change light pops on Day 2 […]