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: Uphill Dreams

There is a time and place for everything. I started my fitness journey to lose weight.  Back then I wasn’t ready for 7 day a week training plans filled with 3 different sports and resistance training.  I was ready for the scale to tell me I did a good job not eating that doughnut yesterday. […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Surround yourself with motivation

One of the biggest issues I have had over the course of the last few years is motivation.  I end up riding the struggle bus pretty often in my mind.  While trying to juggle life and training, I find that I burn out fast.  When I sat down to really think about this, I realized […]

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: Here we go!

It’s go time.  I have done all that I can do to prepare.  I have put in the training hours.  The blood.  The sweat.  The tears.  I have broke down and built back up.  Now there’s only one thing left.  Do the dang thing. As I was working on transitions in the driveway, I began […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Growing 

Training has been difficult this time around, but I am constantly reminding myself that is it is simply because all of this is new to me!  Sure, I can swim and bike but I could also technically run before I started couch 2 5K years ago too.  Now I am working on learning two in […]

Fit Foodie: Keto Snacks! 

NO BAKE ALMOND BUTTER BARS (LOW CARB AND GLUTEN FREE) http://holisticallyengineered.com/2012/11/no-bake-almond-butter-bars-low-carb-and.html Mint coconut butter chocolate covered fat bombs I used the recipe below except I swapped the lemon extract for mint and melted down some 85% dark chocolate to cover them with! https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2014/07/07/Easy-Lemon-Fat-Bombs Pork Rind Tortillas, BLT deviled eggs and the cranberry sour cream recipe […]