I’ve Run 17 Races in 6 Years, But I’m Not a Runner– Here’s Why

To be clear, I’ve run two marathons, five half-marathons, six 12ks, and four 5k races. And I just registered for another 12k, half-marathon, and full marathon for 2016, but who’s counting?   In May of 2010, I completed my first race after … Continue reading

The Perfectionism Shift: Developing An Adventure Attitude

  We’ve all done it—set expectations for how a situation is supposed to turn out, and then nothing goes as anticipated.   Some of us will feel disappointed, let down, or even frustrated. We blame ourselves, or worse—we blame other … Continue reading

I Almost Talked Myself Out Of A Workout This Morning. Here’s What I Did Instead:

We all know that starting a workout routine sucks at first. It takes a week or two to get into the swing of things. Until that time, you’re fighting your mental anti-exercise demon that’s coming up with all kinds of … Continue reading

10 Running Tips For Newbies

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  My running journey started when I weighed 200 pounds. That was about 5 years ago. Originally, I began a running routine like many others do– I wanted to lose more weight. I had already been successful in losing about … Continue reading

Podcast Episode #008: You Don’t Need To Be A Runner To Lose Weight

In this podcast I talk a little more about what you can do instead of running in order to lose weight. This ties in with the article I wrote over at Mind Body Green a few weeks ago. Check out … Continue reading

Podcast Episode #007: Your Fitness Personality

In this podcast episode, Naomi and Adrean discuss the 4 basic personality types and how they effect your fitness. This is a podcast you don’t want to miss if you find yourself struggling with exercise!

Why Running Isn’t So Swell If You Want To Lose Weight

Health enthusiasts often look to weight-loss success stories for motivation to fuel their own transformation or to keep their motivational flame sparked. But, many folks find themselves becoming discouraged when they realize that some of these success stories include formerly … Continue reading

Help! I’m Scared To Run Out of Breath When I Exercise!

  When I started my weight-loss journey over 7 years ago, I knew very little about exercise and I was honestly scared to push myself hard in workouts. Why? Not only did I hate sweating, but I was also totally petrified … Continue reading

You Don’t Have to Be Inspiring All of the Time…

I lean towards having an all-or-nothing personality. If I am not running the entire stretch of my run, I feel like a loser. I’m slowly getting over this mindset, but it takes time and a lot of realizations. Like this … Continue reading