Why Am I Here?

Yesterday I posted a side by side photo on my social media (Insta: @therunaweighgourmet) and I was completely overwhelmed by the response it got on Instagram and my personal Facebook page.

Everyone wanted to know what my “secret” is…well I’m telling you it was One3one but the other part of me really wants to say, “there is no secret!”

The truth is, everyone has the ability to transform their life and become the person they want to be but for some reason we get stuck being the person we don’t want to be. We think we are powerless to change and that there must be some secret that people who do manage to transform know that we don’t. But there is no secret. If you don’t like something about your life then change it. It’s simultaneously that simple and virtually impossible to do and the reason why I’m here is to help you see that.

I want to know. What is one thing about your life you would change if you could tomorrow and what’s stopping you from changing it?

Let’s Set Some Goals, Shall We?

For my first round of One3one, I was mostly concerned about the scale because I had a trip to Cuba coming up. This time around, I don’t really care about how much weight I lose, (although another 10lbs would be kind of cool). This time around, I really want to focus on my fitness and so my main goal is fitness related instead of weight related.

So here it is: by the end of this 12 week cycle, I will run a sub-30 min 5k. Running has been a part of my life for 10 years now, but I’ve never really committed myself to getting better at it per se. It was always just about conquering the distance. A good 5K for me pre-weight loss would be about 32:30 so shaving 2 minutes and 31 seconds off my time should be doable with a little focus and dedication. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself right now. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Part of the One3one process is to complete an initial assessment at the beginning of each round. As I reviewed the key components of my life, I was blown away with how much things have changed. Improvements include but are not limited to:

  • Sleep quality: falling asleep so much more easily and sleeping through the night. I used to be the worst waker-upper ever (<– technical term) and while I’m not bouncing out of bed every morning, I’m also not hitting the snooze button 15 times (not exaggerating)
  • Mental Clarity and Focus: Gone are the days of the afternoon fog. I can power through any work day easy peasy.
  • Skin: I no longer need the beauty filter on my selfie camera and actually to be honest, I stopped wearing make up…a little tinted moisturizer and translucent powder and I’m good to go!
  • Cravings: Gone! One3one helped me understand why we have cravings and how to eliminate them.
  • Mood: Sickeningly happy most of the time ‘cuz life is still gonna life you from time to time.


The Results Are In!

I have been keeping a secret and I can finally tell the world! I have been slowly transforming myself over the past 12 weeks and today marks the last day of my first round of One3one. What is One3one you ask? I can’t wait to tell you!

But first, let me tell you what One3one is not. It is not a diet! It is not an exercise plan. It is not the same old tired methodology that hasn’t been working for the masses. Um, hello? According to Medical News Today, the world wide obesity rate in adults has increased by 27.5% over the last 33 years. What’s worse is that the obesity rate in children has increased by 47.1%. THIS IS NOT OK! Clearly, the traditional approach to weight management DOESN’T WORK, and it was high time for someone brave enough to come along and shake up the entire weight loss industry. That person is Chalene Johnson and she is my hero!

By completing my first round of One3one, I learned why despite living an active lifestyle and eating a pretty clean diet, I wasn’t losing weight. I finally understand my body and how I can give it what it needs while still really enjoying food, and it was One3one that showed me the way. Unfortunately, I can’t share with you all the details of the program because there are laws about that (ie – plagiarism) but what I can share with you is my journey through round 2, which starts tomorrow.


In total, throughout the 12 week program, I lost 21lbs. I also lost 4″ off my waist and at least 1-2″ off of everything else! This isn’t really about a physical transformation though. It’s about so much more. It’s about how good I feel on the inside, reflecting on the outside. It’s about knowing that I’m looking after my one and only body in the best way I can and it’s about feeling invincible when it comes to being in control of myself!

So what I really think you should do is click one of the 1000 One3one hyperlinks on this page, and sign up to start your own program. I am not affiliated with them in any way (but would love to be…Chalene, if you’re there, call me!!) and receive no compensation for these posts. I’m doing this purely because I feel so strongly that this is the future of weight loss and transformation, I just want to share it with the entire world!

If you’re one of those people who needs to watch someone else go first, then that’s fine. Check back in daily for updates on how things are going in my second round. I’m looking forward to sharing everything I’m learning, killer recipes I come up with, and so much more.

Stay tuned!