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 […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Overcoming Fear

  The good, bad and the ugly about pushing passed fears… You’re growing!  You’re terrified!  You’re sure you look out of place and are crazy self conscious.  That pretty much sums up the last seven weeks of triathlon training.  Thankfully I have a super knowledgeable and kind coach (IG @theunbreakableangel)  that is spoon feeding me […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Can we take a minute? 

Can we?  Can we just take one minute to say hello to abdominal lines?  They have been sporadically visiting me for the last 2 months while on the ketogenic diet but for the last week… Things have been getting pretty serious!   I will admit that part of me still cringes posting pictures like this. […]