If you’ve followed my blog for any significant amount of time, you know that CHANGE is BIG for me. Since its inception (wayyy back in 2009) my blog has seen me through a lot of changes – my journey to becoming a runner, three moves, pregnancy, and of course, the life changes involved with becoming a parent. Throughout it all, I’ve strived to keep my content clear of outside influence and will continue to maintain and ad-free environment for my audience, because I think that’s the only way to keep it as real as possible.
Two years ago, the dynamic of my online presence changed when I became a RRCA Certified Running Coach and began offering training programs and virtual run coaching at my sister blog, Outrunning the Monorail. It was a conscious decision at the time to separate entities as I carved out a new niche, and continued to find my ‘voice’ in the space.
This past year, I took a hiatus from run coaching and I really missed it. The connections that I made through two seasons of working with others are something that I truly am proud of, and as I contemplated how I’d approach starting things back up, I decided to take a step back to consider how I could make things better. Around the same time, I took a look at myself – and how I could make myself better, too. I was getting back in to running and proud of my progress, but knew I could use a little help in overall health and fitness.
In late August, I took the first step in making changes when I contacted my friend (and fellow new mom) Nicole when she posted about a Challenge Group she was heading. After exchanging a few emails with her, I was off and running, per se! After participating in three groups (September, October, and November), I had not only lost weight, but I re-gained confidence, energy and determination to take the next step! So, (tl;dr) after weeks of consideration and planning, I’m ready to share the next chapter in Shiawase Life and Outrunning the Monorail, and that is adding a new hat to my collection, as a Beachbody Coach.
Branching into the world of Beachbody was not a decision I made lightly. Like many others, I’ve tried many different fitness and weight-loss programs in the past, to varying degrees of success, but something was different this time. I committed fully to a daily dose of superfood nutrition with Shakeology, a 30-minute workout I can complete at home, and incredible accountability tools with Challenge Groups – and this combination was really a game changer. I am a believer, and I am happy to share my experience.
What does that mean for the blog? On the surface, not a lot! I am dedicated to continue to share my honest opinions, offer my assistance (whether paid or not, as a coach, or just as a friend) and make even more connections! Behind the scenes, however, I have realized the importance of integration, so I have been taking the steps the streamline my blog identities, and updating related social media channels.
With the “new” Outrunning the Monorail, I’ll be sharing all aspects of day-to-day life, and I am so excited to share this with YOU!