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 […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: We broke up.

I have had a long lasting early morning date with my scale.  It is not always a happy go lucky date.  There have been plenty times that I have cussed it out and stormed away.  After scrolling through instagram and reading a couple of memes, I decided it was time.  Mr. Scale & I have […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Mind games

So I am at the gym and I am finally feeling a little more comfortable lifting in front of other people until this woman next to me was staring at me.  I was doing my Stronglifts 5×5 routine doing 65 lb overhead presses.  At first I didn’t think much of it but after the 5 sets, […]

4 Year Fitversary!

First and foremost…  I need to be honest.  I have been avoiding writing this post like the plague.  This day used to mean so much to me when I was exploring the new world of fitness and losing weight.  Now this just seems like another day.  But that is only to me.  It dawned on […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Marathon Planning

Marathon planning…  finding a plan is like finding just the right shoe.  Is it going to work?  Is it going to fit?  Is it going to be reasonable for what I want to get out of it?  All you get from it is what ifs.  Others may recommend plans but they may not fit you […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Inspiration (Beware of rant)

I have found it.  It was lost in some mud and sand beneath a rock pressed deep within a trail.  My inspiration.  My love.  My breath. For some time now, I have not been able to truly find why I run.  Why do I love doing this?  It hurts.  It sucks.  Here I am killing […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Born to Run

Been soul searching for my want to run again.  Asked to host the Stroller Warriors book club for the month to force my hand on finally reading Born to Run.  It has been sitting here on my nightstand for 3-4 months now.  I am not sure if I have been avoiding it or simply haven’t […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: 2016.

I have been sitting here in contemplation for a while now and I’m still running a blank for 2016.  Maybe I need to just simplify it all. Goal for 2016:  Live more.  Love more.  Laugh more. I know what to do in order to run a marathon.  I know what to do in order to […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: Quiet Contemplation.

Looking towards 2016 with lots of wondering thoughts… What should I do?  What do I want to commit myself to doing? I have already come so far over the last 3 years (2 years post last pregnancy).  A lot of my doubts and negative thoughts have disappeared as I have sunk into an awkward comfort […]

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 […]