Be-You-Tifully Fit: Stroulders.

Stroulders noun 1.the upper joint of the human arm and the part of the body between this and the neck made more defined by pushing a stroller for many miles up and down hills. …or so my husband and I came up with after my last slurring/brain fog moment on my way home from the […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Do not be mistaken

It came to mind the other day while preparing my clothes for RnR Raleigh half marathon…  my anxious nature is not what some may believe it is.  It is because of respect.  I am not a natural born runner.  I do not have amazing form.  By no means, do I know all there is to […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: New Dawn. New Plan.

I am sure that you have noticed that I like plans.  I like plans that are shorter and can be fit into life easily.  Over the last year, I have worked harder on implementing a lot of strength in my fitness.  I love running but honestly it just is not providing me with everything I […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Lucky 13!

Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon was #13 for me.  I cannot believe what I have been able to do in 3 short years since my first half marathon.  Looking back at all of it…  I am very proud of myself.  I have come such a long way. The Diva Half Marathon in April 2013 (http://nicolemichelles.com/2013/05/15/my-journey-to-a-half-marathon/) was […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Your surroundings.

Surround yourself with inspiration. That is how you fight the urges to give up.  Fill your vision with confident and empowering sights.  Make a dream board.  Print out pictures and quotes.  Follow others’ journeys and feed off of their push.  In this world, one of the worst things you can do is close yourself off. […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: The inconvenience.

I began this journey alone.  In fact…I was all alone.  We had just moved to a new town.  The friends I had in the area already were in the process of leaving.  Here I was in the house and absolutely miserable.  At that point, I decided to get my college degree.  I needed to focus […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Something heavy

The posts are not as frequent as I’d hope I could offer but it is simply because I am figuring out a new world.  Well…a new to me world.  The world of weight lifting.  Not quite sure which instance made me think about this more… A.  The mud run obstacle courses where I could barely […]

Bridges & Hills: MCM, Battleship Half & Old Glory Ultra

Now that I finally have a moment to think.  To just sit and reflect.  Here’s what the last 3 weeks have been like… MARINE CORPS MARATHON The training began when the lottery ended pretty much.  As I joined the Semper Fi Fund charity team, Team Semper Run, I began to work on lots of strength […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Taking offense.

It is quite hard to not take offense to a huge variety of situations in the fitness conversation.  There are so many tender spots and many do not tip toe around even when they really should.  I admit…I’ve been offended a ton on this journey.  I still get offended now but I’ve gotten better at […]

3rd Fitversary!

Another year has gone by…  It’s weird now though.  Last year was a huge year filled with change (http://nicolemichelles.com/2014/08/04/2-year-fit-versary/).  This year a lot has changed.  I have hit a point in my weight loss that the scale tends to stay the same and the gains I’m achieving are different.  This year has been about goals […]