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“I am strong. I am kind. I am smart. I am the best.”

Ladies reading this: If I asked you to declare what your “Girl Power” is, what would the answer be? Would it be this: Four weeks ago, this would not have been the answer from most of the girls attending our inaugural Girl Power Summer Camp. Many came in having been bullied in school, or shy, […]

IDEA World Bound: Not the glam life, but the blessed life

“Not the glam life, but the best life. Not the glam life, but the best life. The blessed life.” As I sat in the Dallas airport earlier today waiting – AGAIN – for a delayed takeoff, that mantra was repeating itself inside my head. Tammy, aka GingerMantra, and I were headed to Los Angeles for […]

Finish Line Pride

I heart these people so much. These are some of the faces and hearts that make the Badass Fitness studio such a special place. These are some of the people who come in every week and give 110% because they have personal goals and fitness pursuits.    Some of us are working to get faster […]

Donna Marathon Weekend: Tatas, seashells, finish lines…and my #LJFitChallenge report card

I spent my weekend with these fabulous friends and cancer survivors and friends and family of cancer survivors. It’s hard to really describe what the weekend was like. So many emotions. Crystal’s mom Ronnell who recently battled breast cancer was there, and back home our friend Sharon went into hospice care after fighting cancer for […]

Celebrating miles, milestones and Badass temples

Lesson learned from Saturday’s Red Nose half marathon in tiny Thomasville, Georgia: Bigger isn’t always better, and the miles fly by when you spend them reflecting on what has been an amazing and blessed year. Check out the start line for us half marathoners:    The half marathon was among the smallest I’ve ever been […]

Happy Birthday, BA Fitness Studio: Building temples, and a giveaway!

Happy Birthday, Badass Fitness studio! My, how you’ve grown and made us all stronger in one year! From a single 1,000-square foot room… … to 2,500 square feet including a second studio space with TRX and cycling. We’ve gone from a handful of coaches including myself to 13 fabulous coaches, without whom NONE of this […]

11 Ways to ‘Be an EleVen’

The following post is part of my role as an Eleven by Venus ambassador. All thoughts are my own. Why give 100 percent when you could give 110 percent and REALLY see what you’re made of? Why skip the victory lap after a race, after having put so much effort into those miles? Why just […]

Lessons from Veterans and Badasses, Part 1

Did you get today off work? My office was closed for the Veteran’s Day holiday, and we closed the Badass Fitness studio as well. Instead, a group of us took our workout to the pavement with a 5k honoring local veterans. It was a great showing of our local Moms Run This Town chapter as […]

Conquering ‘Chemo Hill’ because #cancersucks

Confession: Cancer terrifies me. I talk a big game about pushing through obstacles and always believing we can prevail and overcome, but when I see others facing cancer, I always think, “I could not be so brave. How are they managing this?” They inspire and humble me. When I had a colon cancer scare and […]

Half Marathon Do’s and Don’ts

A half marathon – or any race, really – will teach you a lot of things. About preparation. About perseverance. About the importance of Body Glide and deodorant! The BadassBabes learned a lesson or two this past weekend at the half marathon in Nashville. We’d love to hear yours! Ashley Do tell yourself jokes along […]