Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

My New Adventure – Let’s Get Fit Together!

I am trying something new and exciting and totally out of my comfort zone.


For a few years now I have loved cheering people on with their fitness goals through both my blog and Facebook page.  So now I have decided to try to expand my reach by becoming a Beachbody Coach!  I am excited (and nervous) but I’m going to give it my all.  I have been looking at ways to expand my way of supporting others through fitness.  Then about a week ago my husband and I got wind of the whole 21 Day Fix craze.  (you can find out more about 21 day fix by clicking on my coach link below) He was excited to try it.  So we hopped on board with a 21 day fix challenge pack.  It should be here any day now 🙂

So why Beachbody?  Well I gotta tell you I LOVE the programs behind the company.  And not just because I saw an infomercial or someone talked me into it.  I have actually done many of the programs including P90X (gotta love Tony), hubby and I have both done Insanity (gotta love Shawn T, even when he’s trying to kill you, lol), ChaLEAN Extreme and I am currently on my 2nd round of Body Beast.  The programs are quality and will give you results.  The online support is also top-notch.  And when you become part of the Bodybeach community you will get me to encourage you, access to chat rooms, message boards and the super gym too!

My motto…..Support+Encouragement=Success.  I believe everyone’s fitness journey is different.  We are definitely not a one size fits all group.  But I am willing to support and encourage anyone that is willing to work on their health and well-being.

***  Check out my coach page and bio by clicking here  ***

From there you can see my personal progress pics, my fitness story, and

link to all the great Beachbody workouts, challenge packs and Shakeology too! 

Feel free to ask me any questions about programs and products.  If I don’t know the answers I PROMISE I will find out.  Thank you for following me and allowing me to be part of your life these past few years.



Motivational Monday April 28 2014 – Support

Surround yourself with good people that support your faith, life and fitness goals.  Finding great people with common ideas and principles can only help you on your way!  Today I met with my Christian Mentor.  She has been a great confidant for me and all my life’s current changes and challenges.

Have a great week!


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Motivational Monday April 21 2014 – The Gift

I thought this was very appropriate for the day after Easter.  God gave us the ultimate gift by granting us eternal life through Jesus dying on the cross so that we may live.

But he also gave us another gift.  Use the gift, of your life here on earth, as an example of the goodness of God.


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How’s it going so far 2014?


It’s April already?  Although you wouldn’t probably guess that by the weather in post places….but I digress. The first quarter of the year has flown by for me.  How about you?

I thought this month might be a great time to check in and share how 2014’s been going so far…..

Diet:  (still hate that word, so lets call it what it is….My new way of eating)

I am enjoying being mostly paleo /gluten-free and low carb (I went paleo/gluten-free the beginning of Jan and low carb the middle of Jan).  A year ago you would NEVER have heard those words come from my mouth I assure you!  But I am full of energy, feeling healthy, strong and better than I have all around in a long time.  If your asking why in the would I would do such a drastic thing in such a short period of time I have one word for you.  Alzheimer’s   There is a lot of evidence being uncovered between the brain / gut connection.  My grandmother had and my mother has dementia/Alzheimer’s.  If I can prevent it through diet I am 100% on board!!!  It’s just a heartbreaking disease. 🙁

*if you want to learn more about the brain/gut connection I suggest you read “Gran Brain” or just do a google search on the subject.  You might be surprised what you learn.

Year of the veggies:

Still going strong on the year of the veggies.  I eat my greens every day!  Spinach is still my go-to veggie.


I am actually enjoying my scaled back distances.  I think I was just burned out.  Sometimes taking a step back is actually a giant step forward!  I still do short runs and HIIT.  I am scheduled for a few 5k virtuals and the Dirty Girl Mud Run.

Beast Mode On

I am really enjoying my second round of Body Beast.  I did my first round last year and decided not to continue.  I continued to lift on my own on days I didn’t run.  But this year was a perfect time for me to jump back into the program.  I think I am getting better results this time for a few reasons.  1)  I am not running as much so my body is adapting better 2) My nutrition is way better this round.  The low carb thing isn’t leading to huge gains, however I am trying some new ways to work with that.  My “save the brain” diet is priority to me over muscle gains.  I would rather be cut and lucid than bigger and possibly losing my mind ;).  I have dropped body fat without dropping much weight.  Score!


I am still doing my Oil Cleansing Method, I started in November, and still loving it!  I continue to research and evolve my own personal combination of oils and that work best for me.  My skin is clearer and just well, looking nice.  The diet isn’t hurting that either!  If you want to read more about my OCM experience click here for my post “OCM – What is it? Is it for you?”

So what about you?  How are your goals turning out so far in 2014.

 I would love to hear about it.  Sharing and motivation are ALWAYS welcome!




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Motivational Monday April 14 2014 – Have a great week!

Even though I am away this week, I saw this and just couldn’t resist!  So glad I can schedule posts ahead of time!

Have a great week everyone!!!

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Have you ever wanted to be a Dirty Girl? Me too!!!

Ok, ok get your minds out of the gutter and into the MUD!!!!

I am so excited to announce I have been asked to be an Ambassador with….

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So what is the Dirty Girl?

Dirty Girl is a 5k mud run.  And it’s the largest women’s only 5k mud run and obstacle series in the country

Who can participate?

At Dirty Girl they aren’t about who finishes first.  All obstacles are optional and ALL fitness levels are invited to participate.

What is the idea behind Dirty Girl?

The race is built around creating a day that encourages women to get out there and do something unexpected with their friends/loved ones.

What about the obstacles?

There is everything from the “Get-A-Grip” net to a “Down and Dirty” crawl.  With 10-12 obstacles per race you are sure to get some good “dirty” fun!  (remember all obstacles are optional so if you’re not comfortable doing one you’re welcome to pass it by) No pressure just lots of muddy fun for everyone!

I am still fairly new to Mud Runs, but man I enjoyed my first one so much I can’t wait for this new experience with Dirty Girl!!

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Do you want to join me in Virginia Beach or try a Dirty Girl Mud Run in your state?  

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Motivational Monday – April 7 2014

One of the greatest women to live in our lifetime.  Take the time to smile today and every day!  Good advice 🙂