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: 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 […]

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 […]