Motivation for your miles.


Beginning again…again.


Yesterday was my first day keeping track of my calorie intake via myfitnesspal….again.

The plan always works if you work the plan!

And I’m already making better choices…see:

This was my snack of choice this morning!

deliciously light, creamy and filling!

deliciously light, creamy and filling!

The validity of it’s health benefits vary depending on who you ask.

I’ve been researching whole foods/clean eating…which can be a little overwhelming and discouraging.

But there’s no debating this…today’s snack choice was a much better alternative to my snack of the day yesterday!


(…and yes, I DID still come under my daily 1,200 calorie goal)

Do you really love cookies more than yourself?

Do you really love cookies more than yourself?

 80 calories vs 420 calories, good choice…yay me! 

What are some of your favorite healthy snack foods?

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A Father’s Gift

A Father’s Day thought:

Making healthy choices is one of the greatest gifts that a father can give to his children.

A few of the benefits include….A healthy state of mind, opportunities to be more active together, longevity, and a greater quality of life.


Feb 2012/May 2013


July 2012/March 2013

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Like me! Like me!….please :)

Where the fun's at ;)

Where the fun’s at 😉

I have started a new Facebook community that will compliment my blog.

It will be a place to share, connect and motivate each other in the running community! I’m looking forward to some great conversations about running, what inspires you and nutrition!
I’m hoping it will be a blend of people who are just thinking about running, all the way to the experienced runner.
I would love for you to join in the fun!

Just click on this link and “like” the page.

Then share, and comment to your hearts content!


Can you lose weight if you run? YES!

My dad and I had many conversations similar to this when I was a kid:

ME:  “Daddy, can I go to the park?”

DAD:  “You CAN…but MAY you?”

See, there’s a difference!  I had the ability, but not necessarily the permission.


Can you lose weight if you run?  YES!


WILL you lose weight if you run?  That is totally up to YOU!

before after

It’s simple math.

Are you eating more calories than you are burning?

Let’s say that you run/walk 2 miles…then you have burned approximately 200 calories.  Then you go to Subway and eat 2 oatmeal cookies (You’ve got oatmeal…you’ve got raisins…healthy right?  😉 )  Each cookie = 200 calories.  So you have just eaten 200 MORE calories than all your hard work running had burned.

Like anything in life….the plan works if you work the plan.

AND TRUST ME!  We have tried most all of the diet plans out there!

MyFitnessPal has been invaluable to us!  It’s a free app for your phone that helps you keep track of your daily caloric intake.  When you start counting calories, you will be shocked at how many calories you consume each day!

To me, it’s not about clothes size…it’s about being healthy.

You CAN!…but WILL you?

What’s your plan?  What’s working for you?

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2010 vs. 2013 (Everyone loves a good before and after, right?)

This was me ~ July 2010

July 2010

July 2010

Grumpy, defeated, tired…

……couldn’t even run 1/2 a lap around the track….

….really aggravated that her husband drove her there even though she was the one who suggested it…argued the whole way there…

……get’s tired brushing her teeth…


THIS IS ME NOW ~ Mercedes Marathon February 2013


I’d say the picture speaks for itself 🙂


before after

Vulcan Run 10k
Birmingham, AL


august 2011

August 2011
Run for Hope 5k ~ Montevallo, AL

July 2012

July 2012
Peavine Falls 8.2 miles ~ Oak Mountain/Pelham, AL


February 2013 ~ Just after completing the Mercedes Marathon
Birmingham, AL


Your turn!