Fat To Fit And More

A Journey from Fat to Fit through Running


June 2017


Since my surgery Is ave had the most difficult time getting myself up and to the gym at my usual 5am.  Now being at the gym at 5am means actually getting up at 4:30am so I can sort of wake up get dressed and get there for when they open.  I used to love that my gym would open a few minutes early but because of one idiot they open at exactly 5am so I guess I have a few extra minutes but I digress.

I found myself sleeping in and justifying with “well, I, don’t have to be at work until x time so I will just go after drop off”.  Now have I done that yes I have but it throws off my entire routine.  As I started tracking my food again, I noticed or rather my amazing trainer/coach noticed that I was skipping breakfast on certain days.  Hmm, why am I skipping breakfast.  Upon further inspection of it, I noticed that I was skipping on the days that I didn’t go to the gym early.  Patter.  I am all about my patterns or reasons.  I guess that is the therapist in me.

So I committed to myself this week that I am going to get up and go tot he gym at 5am no matter what time I have to be at work.  I feel like it also gives me the opportunity to be productive outside of the office.  I am sitting here now at Starbucks, drinking my coffee and typing this.  I got up early and it didn’t even phase me this morning.  I worked out for just over an hour and burned about 630 calories ( depending on the accuracy of the heart rate monitor).  I have been doing the 30 min BeachBody workout (21 day fix) and then I do the strength training that my coach sends me to do.  You see we all need a coach in my opinion.  We all need someone to motivate us and to help us out along the way.

I have fully recommitted to myself and to the importance of not only what I have to offer but to who I am.  I want to be the best version of myself and I know that in my heart I can do that.  It might take a little practice and a little patience but dang I can do this.



P.S.  So can you!!!!!



Life has thrown me lots of curve balls and given me lots of lemons as of late.  I do my best.

Someone said something last week that initially was very hurtful, they commented that they didn’t understand why I was so upset when I was told to take a break from running.  They mentioned that I had only been running for a short time and couldn’t understand why it would even mean that much to me.  Clearly yes there was more to the conversation and the comment but that was the just of it.  I was angry and didn’t understand why someone I considered a “friend” would be so hurtful.  I got upset and tried to explain that it was my everything.  It was the thing that stopped me from binge eating.  It was what helped with my “addiction”my need and want to eat.  At the end of the day though, it made me think, it made me realize he was partially correct.

So, it was / is time for me to find something new.  I loved running but I realize that it isn’t all of me and I don’t even know if it still a part of me.  I have this friend Bridget who I have been watching kill these workouts on Facebook and I thought hmm let me give this a try.  I have seen Beachbody before but never paid much attention.  I looked into and thought why not.  I need to find something, I might as well make this my something.

So I started 21day Fix.  I did it for a week and then I stopped, I thought I can’t do this, what was a I thinking.  In the meantime though I signed up to not only do the program but I signed up to be a coach as well.  Yes me a coach.  You see I love what fitness has done for me and I want to do that for other people.  So I recommitted to the program.  On Monday may 29th I started again.  I am fully committed to this program and to myself.  I am loving the workouts.  I am finding enjoyment in things I thought were lost, I am getting up again and going to the gym, I am focused on what I want and refocused on loving myself.

Message me, comment below if you want more info on any of the programs.  I am not a salesperson by any means so this part scares me but I am human.  I am a mom, a small business owner, a wife and someone who wants to be fit!!!!

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