motivation

It's different for everyone and it's going to change over time.  Keep that in mind.  I've said it many many times.  The journey I took is different from the one Willie took and will be different from the one many people take. A lifestyle change is about developing new habits.  In our case, our lifestyle [...]

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 [...]

If there is something you want in life, you MUST go after it! It's time to be proactive. Sometimes talk is cheap!  It's time to stop talking and time to start doing something.  "You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do." I posted this quote on Facebook this morning and it got [...]

Fitbloggin at a glance

This past weekend I spent it in Savannah, GA at my first blog conference, FitBloggin.  I didn't know what to expect when I arrived.  I was rooming with people I didn't know, traveling to a city I knew nothing about and embarking on the complete unknown.  Attending this conference was out of my comfort zone. [...]

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 time to STOP worry about what everyone else is doing or what they are thinking about because it's doing nothing but wasting time. It's time for me to do me and you to do you!  Stop worrying about what other people are thinking about you because chances are they aren't thinking about you at [...]

Welcome to everyone who found my blog through the Jet Magazine current issue. It was something totally unexpected and I didn't even know we made the magazine until my mother-in-law told me. It's a great honor. It's not a great honor because are in the current issue, it's a honor because I really feel like [...]

It can happen to you

By the time most of you are reading this post we'll be halfway to China!  We haven't even left the airport and we're already having an adventure.  Let's just say some Chinese people are looking at us with envy because we have an extension cord at to charge our phone and we don't have to [...]

You can’t win them all

I started thinking about my running and the entire journey to this point. There are many battles along the way and the truth is I didn't win them all. It's hard to set out on a path and have everything mapped out and things don't go the way we planned. It's hard to come to [...]

There are lots of races I get for free or get a discount code for, this was not one of those races. It was worth every penny I paid for it (and it wasn't that expensive) because of the perks that came along with it. The race directors were amazing and their staff/volunteers just the [...]