Be-You-tifully Fit: Even he needs a little help

This past week the hubby and I were sitting down talking about what we have going on for the fall/winter time.  The kids’ activities’ schedules have already begun to come in and my training plan is already chosen.  He has been holding back doing things he has wanted due to work and timing.  I could […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Results are in!

I finished the She Sweats Run Builder program! It was 12 weeks of lifting, HIIT and different running workouts. For me, this was the first actual weight lifting program I have fully completed. I really enjoyed it! The mix up of things to do each day and differences in segments was refreshing. After being in […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Memorial Day

The hubby & I challenged ourselves this morning with the Murph WOD to honor the fallen.  No vests or body armor and modifications for the pull-ups & push-ups BUT I completed it.  Honestly, it scared me looking at the upper body needed for this.  I can and have done 300 squats in a day before. […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Scale is the same.

Over the course of the last year, I have remained in the same clothes more or less.  The scale has gotten to a point of minimal fluctuation.  From all outside looks to the matter, it looks like I have plateaued but that is only from the once over. Deeper insight… Running 50+ mile weeks (picture […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Ragnarian!

EEK!  I still cannot believe I went waaaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone and did Ragnar Trail Relay in Pocahontas State Park in Richmond, Virginia.  It was incredibly amazing in so many ways! First off, I only knew two people at the event in total.  The introvert in me was dying a little, but 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. […]