Coconut Oil for Sunburns: Just in Time for Summer!

I am a big proponent for coconut oil. I slather the stuff on my skin; use it in my baking and as an agent for soothing sunburn. Coconut oil works wonders as a moisturizer, so when I came home from the beach the other day with a nasty sunburn on the backs of my legs (we’ve all been there, you know, that upper part near your butt that you always miss when you put on sunscreen), I decided to try a little coconut love. ...more
I LOVE coconut oil as well! It is my daily moisturizer mixed with Young Living Lavender. This ...more

13 Things You Should Know About Trail Running

Since I've been training for my first trail half marathon, I thought it would be fitting to share with you a few things I've learned throughout the training process. While it's been a long and challenging three months of preparation to reach this little goal of mine, I just logged my very last long distance run before the big day – 12 trail miles to be exact. So that puts me just 1.1 miles shy of what the race will bring me. I may actually be able to pull this off. ...more
The connection with the nature and adventurous feeling are amazing. that helps me to forget the ...more

3 Reasons Why I Don't Want To Run Long Distances

I have no desire to run long distances farther than 6 or 8 miles. There I said it. I might sound like a sourpuss and may not be considered a "true" runner, but that's just how I feel about it. ...more
Ha ha ha. it's funny and at the same time useful :pmore

Race Day Anticipation


Late Bloomer

Today I had a speed work session that astonished me.Stunned. And it's pouring behind me....more

Late Bloomer

Today I had a speed work session that astonished me.Stunned. And it's pouring behind me....more

Metrecal For Lunch Bunch

This once enviably svelte housewife now found herself among the masses of women who realized they needed to whittle their waists....more


Welcome to my blog, Fit With Fat!  I've been kicking this idea around for a while and finally decided to take that plunge. I've never maintained a blog before, so this will be a learning experience for me.  ...more

I am more than a number... or a cookie

 I love the way the warm chocolate catches the light as it cools slowly from the oven. My husband makes the best chocolate chip cookies. They are golden brown, crisp on the edges, yet still soft and perfect in the middle. My mouth always waters waiting for them to cool down as he moves them from the cookie pan to the plate. It’s a treat, this loving thing that he does for us. A treat that I can never resist, even when I am supposed to be watching my diet....more

The Final Proof You Need To Stop Your Scale Obsession

f you have a weight scale at home you may or may not have been aware of the latest call of freedom. Women are screaming to the world why you should have thrown the scale out the window or smashed it down with a hammer long time ago.The scale imprisons the body and mind in a place of obsession, control and despair when it has not been proclaimed guilty of any crime.We are caged inside a habit trap that is only but causing us unnecessary suffering just through the power of a number....more

Are Other People Judging The Food You Eat?

I have said many times that I don’t like chocolate; in fact I probably hate it. When I was a child I never had birthday cake, never had brownies at sleepovers nor s’mores at bonfires.People would stare at me, tell me that I was crazy (I am still scratching myself over this one),  and that I was missing out. I was being food judged....more

Stay Focused at Work with These 3 Exercises

Happy Friday to you all!  Guess what, we made it through another week.  I've been SUPER busy with work recently, and will be for basically the entire month of June (so bare with me - posts will be few and far between over these next couple of weeks).  For now though, I'll be honest, my focus on fitness has been slacking while my full-time job ramps up....more