Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm Lisa a mom to two girls and a wife to a US Navy Submariner. I have a passion for running, nutrition and all things fitness. For me running or training hard at the gym equals 24 hours of complete joy in a day. If this blog inspires and helps motivate you, then I hope you continue reading.

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31 December 2012

2012 - A look back of my year in fitness

-I ran in two 5k races, one in the snow setting a personal record .

-Survived the Big Sur marathon with one of my best friends that I've known since I was 12 years old.

-Ran a 10k race in what seemed like 100 degree heat.

 -Completed the Davis Moonlight Half marathon with another one of my best friends.

-Most importantly, in 2012 I learned the importance of eating clean! Over a four month period I was able to lose ten pounds and gain lean muscle all by CONSISTENTLY eating clean and working out. I realized that food is 90% of what your body is going to look like. It doesn't matter how hard you work in the gym, if you don't control what you put on your plate. You can not out train a bad diet. 

EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE has the potential to make it far and reach their desired fitness goals. The only thing that stands in your way that separates you from those you might think are the perfect body role model is consistency, determination and willingness to want it. Add time and you've got no reason to say you can't make something happen. Don't ever use the word " I can't" because the truth is you can if you want too.


  1. Happy New Year! Great job with the weight loss and muscle gain. Good luck this year with all your goals!

  2. You look jacked, so the diet thing is definitely true! I have improved in that area myself, but I plan on getting even better! There are still way too many weaknesses out there for me. I gotta shore up and forget about it! Good job!

  3. You look amazing! My goal for 2013 is to eat clean and be healthier and I know my running will improve, as well as my jeans fitting better.

  4. Wow!! You have accomplished a lot!! One of my goals this year is to eat clean. I'm trying and still learning!! Looking forward to following you thru your journey of 2013!

  5. AAgh! I just wanted to let you know I deleted your comment on my blog-totally by accident! Dang it, I hate when I do that! I appreciate comments, so I just wanted to let you know so that you don't think I did it purposely. So feel free to comment again if you want. :) And great job on learning to eat clean! Best choice I ever made!

  6. You learned some awesome lessons. Diet is everything! Gah I still struggle with that balance. Big Sur is totally a bucket list race for me. I love your recap. SO BEAUTIFUL!

  7. Amazing blog!! I noticed a while back that you follow mine, as well. SO, I decided to pop by. I try to eat clean as much as possible on a tight budget and in a house hold of others who would rather not lol.
    Thanks for all your inspiration! It really helps me when I run :)