Be-You-tifully Fit: That one picture

Recently I was in a conversation regarding weight gain/loss and self-image issues.  I wish that it was something that was merely temporary but that is not true.  We could take a million pictures of ourselves that catch all the perfect angles and pick the filter compliments our everything perfectly.  It’s the world we live in now […]

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: It is everywhere!

Lately I have seen many acts of kindness…towards one’s self.  I am a firm believer in watching the for a lesson in all I see.  After the second or third viewing, I began to ponder if this was a lesson meant for me.  Pretty sure that is a big fat YES.  It is so hard […]

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 […]

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 […]