I started this blog a year ago as  a single, overweight 26 year old living in San Diego.  I decided that it was time to get serious about getting FIT and wrote about my weight loss journey as I struggled along.  When I turn 27 this year, it will be the first time in my twenties that I’m happy with the person I am. For some reason 27 has always been the year that I knew I had to have my weight under control by.  27 sounds like such and adult- I knew that if I entered that year unhappy with who I was- I would officailly be a fat woman- someone I never believed I really was. In this past year, I’ve lost 80 pounds and am happier than I ever thought I could possibly be.

How did I do it?  Well I did lots of different things but the main reason that my weight loss actually happend and is actually going to stick is because I changed my whole world.  I used to be the girl who was happy to come from work and flop down on the couch with a bowl of pasta in her lap. If you asked me to take a jog with you I would have probably made up an amazing excuse about how my ankle was sore and then hated your guts.  That was my norm.  I was unhappy, bitchy and tired ALL THE  TIME.  When I finally grew up, I wanted  to become a different person- not just lose weight. I wanted to live an active, exciting and happy life.  A life where I didn’t feel alone and self conscious. A life where I felt beautiful,  young and free.  My extra weight held me back from being who I really am. 

But now I’m finally who I always  wanted to be!  I still struggle on some days and my food and exercise routines are constantly changing.  The biggest lesson this journey has taught me is that being FIT is a lifestyle.  I can NEVER go back to dipping all my foods in ranch (although a little piece of me died inside when I made this realization!), I always have to work out and sugar will never be good for me.  But you know what? If giving up junk and moving my booty more often makes me hotter, happier and healthier…then I say hell ya I want to live a FIT life!

Me and my brother this May 12, enjoying a night out in PB- life is so much more fun when you can live in the moment and not be defined by your weight!

I am a pescatarian who tries to stick to a low carb/ primal diet about 75% of the time (I have to eat burritos sometimes!) My favorite way to burn calories is to hike, weight lift or hit the stairclimber at the  gym.  I’m trying to become a runner but once I hit 2 miles I’m so bored and tired I give up.. Long distance just isn’t for me yet.  But I can sprint faster than any girl I know- wanna race?

My sister and I running @ Mt. Laguna- something I coudl only dream of doing a year ago!


Let’s all get FIT bitches!!!


5 Responses to “About”

  1. al regalbuto April 16, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    you OK with me putting a link to your blog on mine?

    uncle al

    • getfitbitches April 16, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      Totally! I didn’t know you had a blog- I’m gonna check it out!

      • Bruce June 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

        Sooooooo proud of you Jamie.


      • getfitbitches June 15, 2012 at 8:18 am #

        Thanks Bruce! 🙂

  2. livedreamrun September 22, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Congratulations on your accomplishments! I love reading these types of success stories. There is nothing greater than feeling comfortable in your own skin. When you reach that point, it’s so much easier to see how truly wonderful life can be. 🙂

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