My name is Kelly and I am 29 years old with a HUGE passion for Healthy Living! I live in Austin, Texas with my husband of almost 4 years, Keith. I graduated in 2003 from Texas A&M University with a business degree in Human Resource Management and soon realized that the corporate life was not for me. Knowing my passion for health and fitness I decided to make a change and really go after what I wanted most in life. I have my personal training license from The American Fitness Training of Athletics (AFTA) and my Nutrition Manager certification from The American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN). My passion is to show people that healthy living can be a lifestyle that is obtainable and not a sacrifice. After getting my nutrition manager certification I realized that a lot of people out there are willing to make the necessary nutritional changes yet they simply don’t know how. Nutrition can get very scientific and be very confusing causing most people to just throw up their hands in disgust. My mission is to be the bridge between the science and the everyday life. I want to help people see that eating healthy is easy, fun and best of all it can taste REALLY good!

I am an avid runner and have been running my entire life. I truly love it. I think my love of running comes from the fact that I have the worst eye-hand coordination ever! So any sport that involved a ball didn’t really work for me. Running was the only thing I could do and was good at! I run almost everyday (usually between 55 and 60 miles a week) first thing in the morning. It grounds me and sets the tone for the entire day. It is the time when I can be me and reflect…call it my version of meditation. When I run I feel the most at ease. I have currently run 4 half marathons and 1 full marathon. I qualified for the ING New York City Marathon this November and then my sights are set on Boston!

Keith (also known simply as “the hubs”) is a certified personal trainer as well and also has specializations in childhood excercise and lifestyle coaching. We both care passionately about healthy living and showing people that eating well and being active is not a chore but a fun and easy way to live.

I also write for The Examiner and you can click on my ‘How I WRITE’ tab to see links to my articles! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

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47 Responses

  1. Totally admire anyone who follows their passion in life!! Glad I found your blog/ you found mine :O)

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  2. Hi Kelly!

    I just stumbled across your blog and I’m so glad I did! I can’t wait to read more! I think it’s so neat that you and your husband are both into healthy living.. I’m sure it makes making dinner easier! 🙂

  3. Hey I just found your blog! I had no clue that they have a school for Sports Nutritionists and Dieticians! I’m a sophomore in college right now, and already I’m second guessing my major and thinking about going into a nutrition field…(especially Sports Nutrition!) If you have any suggestions, pleaseee let me know, I’d love to hear what you have to say!
    Can’t wait to read more!

  4. Just came across your blog and you are so inspiring! I want to run the Chicago Marathon this year and I’m so scared but I know with healthy eating and proper training, I can do it. But wow, three marathons under your belt? You’re a beast!

  5. HEY GIRL!! oh my gosh i cant believe i never saw your blog before now either!! thanks so much for your comment..im SO excited to read more of yours!!

  6. I lived in Austin until July. Where do you and your husband train?

  7. Hey Kelly – thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! You and the Hubs are awesome!! So inspiring and your wedding pictures are so cute 🙂 Looking forward to getting more running tips from you 🙂

  8. Hey! I just started a blog and came across yours. I love your passion for healthy living! I love your view that healthy living is NOT a sacrifice and how you want to use your nutrition knowledge to help others who are confused by it. I look forward to reading your posts 🙂 !!

  9. Like everyone else stumbled on over here and though I’d say hi!

    I LOVE Austin. Such a cool city! My best friend lives there (she used to run too..I thought she was crazy. ;-). My hubby and I always talk about moving there b/c So Cal is so expensive. That’s great you and your hubby are both into, really into, healthy living. My husband is a video and web guy but he does like to work out. He recently let me start training him in kettlebells and he is loving it.

    See ya!

  10. Hey kelly, I found your blog from Evan Thomas’ and I love it and can’t wait to read more. I’m all about running and eating healthy and you seem to be a really outgoing and fun person! Hope you don’t mind me adding you to my blogroll!

  11. Visiting for the first time, but I’m sure it won’t be the last! I’m really curious about certification as a Nutrition Manager. I haven’t heard that title before and think it might be something that would be right for me to pursue.
    Can’t wait to read more posts!

  12. Hi Kelly! I just popped over here after reading your guest post on Katie’s blog. So glad to find you! I think we have similar interests. I’m a total nutrition nerd and love cooking healthy food, AND I just started running a few weeks ago!
    I’m excited to get some tips from your website. I live in Houston, so I’m nearby, and actually signed up for the Austin Cap10k on April 11th. It will be my first race/ official run ever and I’m really nervous but excited! I’m loving running so far but am no where near reaching your skills! ::very jealous::: I completed my longest run so far this morning, 6 miles at about 11:40 pace. I’m just happy I completed it!
    It’s great to “meet” you and I look forward to reading more!

    • Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited you are going to run the Capital 10K! I would love to meet up with you when you are here! I am always up for meeting new and exciting people!!

      Good run this morning…you set a PDR! A personal distance record! Pat yourself on the back because that is GREAT!!! 🙂 Thanks for your sweet compliments!! I really appreciate it!

  13. love love love this blog!!!! So glad I stumbled upon it! I wish I had some of those abs!!! After 2 kids…not sure if it’s possible!!!! Great story!!

  14. Hi Kelly,
    I just came across your blog and I love it. It’s very inspiring! Can’t wait to read everything you wrote and everything you will 🙂

  15. Kelly,
    I love this! I have always wanted to check out Austin , Texas…..for some reason I have always thought I would love it 🙂

  16. Gorgeous pictures…you are beautiful and your hubby is too cute.

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love yours – you and your hubby are too dang cute and of course I heart meeting other Kellys. 🙂

  18. Hey Kelly!!!

    I discovered your blog yesterday and I love reading about your running adventures!!! I’m a runner, too and it’s always fun to read about others’ running experiences!

    Anyway, I hope you don’t mind but I added you to my blog roll!!!

    Have a great Friday!!!



  19. Hey Kelly!
    Good for you for listening to yourself and following what you really wanted out of life. Both you and the hubs have awesome abs. Whoa. lol
    Have a great day!

  20. Kelly, I had to pop over to your blog after seeing what you wrote on Tina’s blog about being the kind of person who plans everything. Must be something about being a Kelly! 🙂

    I totally admire you for changing your career to do what you love.

  21. Aw, I have friends in Austin who LOVE it there!
    The way you talk about your job sounds so great. What a positive thing you’re doing 🙂

  22. You made me laugh about loving running since it didn’t involve any hand-eye coordination – I was the same way in high school so I joined track (and loved it)! Cute blog – keep up the great work.

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  24. Love your Blog!

    Thanks so much for all of the great info you have shared. I just started a blog and wanted to thank you again for the inspiration!

    ~ Take Care

  25. Hey there from another Texan blogger ( I’m in the Dallas area ) I am always wondering how to find other health bloggers in the area so great to find another Texas girl 😉
    I currently work in occupational therapy but I am SO interested in nutrition so I am excited to stumble on your blog and read your posts
    😉 many blessings

    • YAY!!! Another Texan! My husband is from Dallas so we are always going to Dallas to see his friends and family. We just might have to meet one of these days!!!

  26. Hi! That would be cool!!! Anytime 😉

  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love reading yours and just subscribed. I’m very impressed by your marathons, I’m working on my 2nd 1/2 and then I’ll do a full!

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