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26.2 Donna - upcoming talk!

Shortly before the Ironman World Championships in October, I applied to be a 110% Play Harder Ambassador. If you haven't heard of the company or discovered their amazing line of products, I highly recommend checking out the 110% Gear as well as the limited edition breast cancer clothing. As an ambassador for 110%, I am proud and honored to be part of this upcoming event at Seasons 52 with an amazing panel of inspiring women. This event will be a fundraiser to support a high-impact fundraising effort for the 26.2 with Donna: 110M for 110K Although I will not be running the 110 miles, I will be racing the 26.2 Donna in Feb, here in Jacksonville, for 13.1 miles (the half marathon). As I will be running 13.1 miles with thousands of inspiring athletes, a group of 110% runners will cover 110 miles (on foot!) to the marathon finish of the 26.2 with Donna in an effort to raise $110,000. If they can achieve that goal of raising $110,000, the 26.2 with Donna should be able to meet the Weav

A year in pics...

A new business, another year for making memories and continuing my journey for living a quality-filled life and the year in which I move out of the 25-29 age group. As I close 2011, I'd love to share a few pics as I reflect on an amazing, life-changing year..... Finishing my 10-month Dietetic Internship with 13 amazing weeks at St. Vincent's Hospital Karel finishing the 2011 Athens Twilight Criterium Celebrating my brothers' graduation from Carnegie Mellon Business School and his new job at Ernst and young Spending time as a family...a very active family Dedicating an entire month to preparing for the RD exam...and passing on my first attempt Being selected among hundreds to be an Oakley Women Ambassador and performing beautifully with my new friends and family in Napa Valley for the Oakley Women Fitness retreat. Getting my first job as a RD at Baptist Medical Center Beaches, as a PRN Clinical Dietitian. Putting my 8 years of education (BA in exercise science with a minor

Life is challenging

"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." -Gilda Radner Campy is lucky to have Karel and me...but then again, I think WE are the lucky ones I will be working most of this week and all of next week at the Baptist Medical Center Beaches. I am always so amazed as to what I learn while I am at work and the appreciation I have when I leave work. Cancer diagnosis, new tube feeding regimes, on-going testing, round the clock medications and painful symptoms. These are all things that I am sure none of us wish to have in our personal life, yet we often take for granted that good health is often in our control. I believe we are all on a journey in life and that we need to see every day as a new day to be OK with change. Change was always something that was very scary for me. I always loved being in my comfort zone. Looking back at my life, I sometimes I wonder where I would be in life, if I didn't ac

HCG for weight loss...

Not any more. HCG off the market Diet fads, weight loss pills and meals plans don't help. They only confuse you, restrict you and make you feel obsessed, unbalanced, extreme and overwhelmed. Think about training..what if you were told that there was only one way to train and you had to do the same thing everyday. Oh, and everyone you know was going to do the same thing as well because there is only one way to do it correctly. Flexibility and an open mind, along side an ability to customize training and nutrition allows freedom and a sense of balance. I am constantly learning as a dietitian and exercise physiologist. As I launch my new business in T-minus 12 days, I have really enjoyed furthering my understanding of the human body and how it reacts to food and exercise. More so, I have really enjoyed working closely with Karel and discussing, in great detail, as to how our personal philosophy's on food and exercise will be displayed in my nutrition and coaching business. I beli