inspiration

I’ve been MEGA inspired

My inspiration changes from moment to moment and that's what keeps me going. That's the great thing about inspiration, it doesn't have to be just one thing or person. I must share, I've been inspired by a special person in my life: Patsy! I will keep this short and sweet because words will never be [...]

This morning started off very early for me.  It's the day in every marathon training plan people look at and think..."20 miles is a long way to go without someone cheering you on."  Well today was my day.  Honestly, I was skeptical about completing all 20 miles in the Texas heat and humidity but I [...]

Proactive, that's the word of the week.  Last night I posted about the perks of being proactive and I'm sure a lot of you missed that post.  Here's your chance to go back and read it before you continue with this post. Are you a proactive or reactive person? Do you let situations control your [...]

Today is your lucky day if you do!  Remember last year when Willie and I were raising money for St. Jude's Children Hospital to run in the canceled marathon?  Well we are doing it again!  Last year, Team We Beat Fat raised $2500 for the the children at hospital.  This year we want to raise [...]

It's a day to celebrate running and we all know how much I love running! I thought I would start off the day the right way by working out. I went to Group Power and then I came home to put on a running shirt. I had too many decisions. I didn't know which one [...]

The deal with changes

Change is a part of life that we can't really avoid.  Things change on a constant basis, including the weather.  I can't believe we were hit with two ice events in 6 days here in southeast Texas.  I was cooped up in the house for a couple of days which really gave me a chance [...]

The importance of being you

I guess today is a little inspirational post. Over the course of my marathon training, I've struggled with doing things for myself. I'm sure a lot of you struggle with this too, especially when others who are dependent on you. I don't have any children but I've been left to task of caring for my [...]

Counting the blessings

Being in the public eye comes with lots of benefits like being about to share our story and inspire others but it also comes with haters! There's been a huge surge in coverage on us and the haters are out and I've been the focus of some of their hate. I am blessed that our [...]

I'm sitting here at Starbucks with my iced coffee prepping the blog for the week.  I wanted to take a minute to talk about the issue of being special after receiving an e-mail from a reader a couple of weeks ago.  The e-mail basically told me that I thought I was above everyone and I [...]

After running the Austin 10/20, Willie and I were honored with state resolutions on the floor of the Texas State Capitol.  Our weight loss achievements are now a part of Texas state history!  This is/was such a honor for us and definitely a moment we won’t forget.  We were honored alongside our friend Richard and [...]