Monday, January 21, 2013


After taking a hiatus from my fashion blog, Fashion By Alicia, I started to re-evaluate what was really important to me.  I realized that fitness has become a big part of my life and that is what I want to write about.  As I was re-evaluating what I wanted to do with my self, my friend Amy from At the Pink of Perfection suggested I go from Fashion By Alicia to Fitness by Alicia and it stuck.  

2012 was spent getting fit. 

I started using Weight Watchers Online in January 2012 and decided that it would not be a diet but a lifestyle choice.  I knew that if I was going to maintain my weight loss and stay healthy I couldn’t take it as a diet.  I started my weight loss journey with following weight watchers strictly.  I counted my points 7 days a week and I would rarely go out to eat because I wanted to stay strict.  I tried new Weight Watcher recipes that I plan to share and tweaked my own recipes to make them healthier.  As time progressed, I got better with following Weight Watchers and would go out to eat on the weekends and not count my points 7 days a week. 

When I first started my healthy lifestyle change, I didn’t work out.  I was so focused on eating right that I avoided the exercise part.  But then I hit a plateau on my weight loss and realized that I needed to add exercise to really start the “get fit” transformation.  I slowly started walking 3 days a week.  I started with a 3-mile distance and worked my way up.  At the end of March, I decided to sign up for my first 5K with a hope to finish in 45 minutes.  I finished in 41:38.  I couldn’t believe it. 

Ready for my First 5K

I continued walking and increasing my distance when I decided I would do the DRC Half Marathon in November.  I knew I would only be walking it but I still wanted to do it.  So for the next 8 months I spent my Saturdays walking long distances and increasing my speed.  I completed the DRC Half Marathon.  I had hoped to finish in 3 hours but finished in 2:55:43. 

Before the Half Marathon

After tackling the half, I realized I wanted to continue my fitness journey and start running.  I have completed 3 – 5Ks and have signed up for a half marathon.

You may be wondering why I am telling you all of this, well I wanted to explain that I am no fitness expert but I know what works for me.  I have had a lot of questions about my weight loss journey from people on Facebook and Twitter and I thought my blog would be a great way to answer some of those questions, share tips that have helped me, and even show some fun workout looks. 

I plan on trying to post a few times a week, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at


  1. Yay Alicia! I've missed you and I'm so glad you are doing well with a healthy lifestyle! I can tell you this is going to be very inspiring for me, as I'm trying to get back in shape this year. Eating healthy will be more of a challenge because I like quick on the go type of meals, but I'm excited to keep going and hopefully see results!

  2. Holy cow lady, you look amazing! What an inspiration you are!