"There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."~Ken Blanchard

In the pursuit of fitness

I've always enjoyed exercise, but I tend to lose motivation very fast. I was also a runner and had spend the past year traveling around the country running in half-marathons, but I was a mediocre runner. I have always been intrigue by fitness athletes and their physiques, but I thought that a physique like that was unattainable.

One day while browsing a friend's Facebook page, I came across the profile of an absolutely stunning lady... Lauren Dike. I was in total awe with her physique, and having the obsessive personality I have, I stalked her Facebook page until I finally found out how she attained such a sculpted body. She was a Mibolife athlete. I browsed the Mibolife website and decided that I if I wanted to obtained my fitness and health goals, I would need to enlist the help of Mibolife's president and owner, Ben Yosef.

When I first met Ben, I explained to him that I was interested in getting my clothes to fit better, and that I wanted to get into the shape of my life. But after meeting Lauren Dike and the rest of the Team Mibolife Athletes, it was then that I made a decision... I wanted to complete in a figure competition. It was time to really get in shape.
About 37 pounds overweight and tired of just feeling mediocre, I started with a vengeance. The first phase of Ben's consisted on getting me lean, the second part consisted of building my musculature, and last was prepping me for my first figure competition. Ben customized a personalized clean eating plan for me, and we worked out almost every day for at least an hour.  Approximately 7 months and 37 pounds later, I was shopping for new clothes, and ready to step on stage for the first time.
I did not place on my first figure competition and didn't take home a trophy, but I got into the best shape of my life and I get to go home to a loving, supportive family.

I run these cities

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.  Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up.  It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.  It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when he sun comes up, you'd better be running."  ~ Inspirational sing on a runner's office wall


Ok, ok... So... One day as I laid on my couch watching TV, which I absolutely love, I realized that my life was going to pass me while I just "sat" on a couch. That is when out of boredom I decided to do something special, something that I thought I could never do or commit to. I have heard about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society before, and decided to go online and find out information about them. I attended a meeting with them, and decided to sign up for the "Annual Hampton's Marathon & Half Marathon". And.... that is how it all started. Of course I don't train as hard or consistent as I should have. But I try my best, and with the help of the most special man in the world (yes, that is you Eric), I get through it. But not just that, I finally found an activity that I love and that I can do with my super special, handsome Fiance Mr, E. 

So... here is a list of my completed half marathons and some of my pictures: 

  1. NYRR Staten Island Half Marathon 2010  
  2. Divas Half Marathon at Long Island and Girls' 5K - Half Marathon
  3. ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon 2010 - Female Half Marathon
  4. Dingle Ultra Marathon 2010 - Run Half Marathon
  5. Bronx Half Marathon
  6. Queens Half Marathon 2010
  7. 13.1 Marathon- Boston 2010 - Run Half Marathon
  8. Brooklyn Half Marathon 2010
  9. Long Branch Half Marathon 2010 - Run Half Marathon
  10. Ocean City Half Marathon 2010 - Half Marathon
  11. Nyrr Half-marathon Grand Prix: Manhattan
  12. Walt Disney World Marathon 2010 - Run*Half-Marathon
  13. NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix: Staten Island 2009
  14. 3Rd Annual Hamptons Marathon & Half Marathon - Run*Half-Marathon


  1. Thanks for sharing your fitness journey

  2. I enjoyed all the photos of your journey to be fit:)